Friday, September 24, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Elizabeth Schwabedissen

  • Division: Circuit Civil Matters
  • Section: 03
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-7062
  • Room: CHC 1728
  • Judicial Assistant: Schatzman, Sandy

Judicial Assignment History

General Magistrate: Circuit Civil Matters


General Magistrate Section Details

Special set hearings are held Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. Hearings may be scheduled from a minimum of 30 minutes, one hour, or more than one hour.  Fridays are usually reserved for in camera reviews, Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.200(7)(a) ESI case management conferences and discovery status conferences. 

Please see Fla. R. Civ. P. 1.490 and obtain entry of an order of referral from your Division judge.  Counsel may also stipulate to any matter of practice or procedure under Fla. R. Jud. Admin. 1.505(d).   All hearings before the GM are recorded and the Court's official reporter, Absolute Digital, Inc., appears on Zoom hearings before the GM.  For transcripts of hearings before the GM, call Absolute Video (305) 379-4741 or contact rmestril@jud11.flcourts.org  

Please schedule sufficient time for your hearing to make your record. The laws of physics apply in Room 712 DCC. A one hour hearing cannot be crammed into a thirty minute setting.  If your hearing takes less than the scheduled time, the GM will have more time to start her Report on your motion.   

Setting Hearings:  This section will be integrated into CourtMAP as GM Section CVGM03 on or about December 22, 2020.  For the first few weeks of January 2021, setting all special set hearings will still require counsel to coordinate the hearing date and time with opposing counsel and obtain a hearing date from the GM’s Administrative Assistant Sandra Schatzman at (305)349-7062 or sschatzman@jud11.flcourts.org.  Counsel may upload the motion and any supporting documents via CourtMAP at least five days prior to the hearing or e-mail to sschatzman@jud11.flcourts.org.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the GM's Office.  

Confirming Hearings:  In order to verify if your case made the GM’s calendar, call Ms. Schatzman at (305) 349 7062 or e-mail sschatzman@jud11.flcourts.org, or   
a.         log on to CourtMAP
b.         select “calendar” on top
c.         select “show events by case”
d.         enter case number, click on magnifying glass to locate your case hearings

Cancelling Hearings: Counsel for the party who scheduled the hearing shall file the notice of cancellation with the Clerk.  If the case was set through CourtMAP, please cancel the hearing through CourtMAP.  If the motion was set prior to CourtMAP, please e-mail or call the GM’s administrative assistant, Sandy Schatzman at sschatzman@jud11.flcourts.org (305) 349-7062.

The Florida Handbook on Civil Discovery Practice  http://www.floridatls.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/ADA-2019-Florida-Handbook-on-Civil-Discovery-Practice.pdf

The Sedona Conference Jumpstart Outline for ESI

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