Sunday, January 24, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Yadira Pedraza

  • Division: Circuit Family Matters (General Magistrates)
  • Section: 02
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5686
  • Room: CHC 1645
  • Judicial Assistant: Pfriem, Erica

Judicial Assignment History

General Magistrate: Circuit Family Matters (General Magistrates)

Due to the Covid-19/Coronavirus Pandemic, courthouses are closed for in person hearings based on public health advisories and direction of the Florida Supreme Court. 
General Magistrate Pedraza is conducting hearings via the ZOOM platform.  This is FREE to you.  You will receive an email from the Court with the information needed to connect to the virtual hearing.  You must provide a current email address in order to receive the ZOOM invitation.   
If you are presenting exhibits at the hearing, you must provide a copy of the proposed exhibits to the General  Magistrate's office by e-mail (epfriem@jud11.flcourts.org) no later than 24  hours prior to the hearing.  The exhibits should be marked 1,2,3 etc.  for the Petitioner and A,B,C etc. for the Respondent.  You must also provide a copy to the opposing side or their counsel, if they are represented.  If you fail to provide a copy of the exhibits to the Magistrate and to the opposing side prior to the hearing, they may not be admitted into evidence at the hearing.  If the total number of exhibits is more than twenty (20) pages, in addition to sending the documents via email, prepare an index of exhibits.  Be prepared to utilize the "Shared Screen" function in ZOOM to present the exhibits.    

If you are using an interpreter, you must make arrangements with the interpreter so that he/she can also appear via ZOOM.  Please coordinate with the opposing side to use ONE interpreter during the hearing.

Submit Proposed Report and Recommendations via email to epfriem@jud11.flcourts.org

Beginning with hearings scheduled for January 2021, courtMap can be utilized.  If there are two or more attorneys, there must be agreement as to the date and time prior to scheduling. 


In order to file a pleading and receive court documents via email, register at https://myflcourtaccess.com
Self represented litigants can find help at https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Family-Court-Self-Help-Program
courtMap https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Programs-and-Services/Online-Services/courtmap

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