Civil General Magistrate
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 schedule sufficient time for your hearing to make your record. The laws of physics still apply in Room 712 DCC and on the Zoom platform. 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.
Orders of Referral to Civil GM: Please review 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. 2.505(d).
Setting Hearings: This section is integrated into CourtMAP
as GM Section CVGM03. All special set hearings still
require counsel to coordinate the hearing date and time with opposing counsel
and obtain a hearing date from the GM’s Administrative Assistant Sandy
Schatzman at (305)349-7062 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Counsel may upload the motion and any supporting documents via CourtMAP at least five
days prior to the hearing or e-mail to email@example.com. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the GM's Office.
All hearings before the GM are recorded on the Zoom platform. Requests for hearing transcripts shall be submitted electronically utilizing the Audio/Transcript Recording Request Form, in conjunction with the Prohibition Against Dissemination Form, available on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court website, www.jud11.flcourts.org under the Digital Court Reporting Services site. Upon full review a final invoice shall be sent to the requester, which must be paid prior to release of the audio recording.
Remote access to virtual hearings: Quick access to the zoom invitations for hearings is available on the Court's website under Virtual Courtroom Directory by searching date or Schwabedissen.
Confirming Hearings: In order to verify if your case made the GM’s
a. call Ms. Schatzman at (305) 349 7062 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
b. search Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court home page - click on Virtual Courtroom Directory, search by date or by Schwabedissen, or
c. log on to CourtMAP, select “calendar,” select “show events by case,” enter case number, click on search to locate your case hearing
Cancelling Hearings: Please cancel the hearing through CourtMAP and send a courtesy e-mail to Sandy Schatzman at email@example.com to alert us of the cancellation to assist us to best plan our available time for hearings and in camera reviews.
ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Notice:
If you are a person with a disability who needs any accommodation in order to participate in a proceeding, you are entitled, at no cost to you, to the provision of certain assistance.. Please contact the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court's ADA Coordinator Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center 175 NW 1st Ave., Suite 2400, Miami, FL 33128. Telephone (305) 349-7175; TDD (305) 349-7174, Fax (305) 349-7355. Email: ADA@jud11.flcourts.org at least seven (7) days before your scheduled court appearance, or immediately upon receiving this notification if the time before the scheduled appearance is less than seven (7) days; if you are hearing or voice impaired, call 711.
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 https://thesedonaconference.org/publication/Jumpstart_Outline
Please be aware that certain items are prohibited on courthouse premises. If any listed prohibited item is detected to be in your possession when entering a court facility, you will be asked to exit the facility to secure the item elsewhere or dispose of it, before being allowed entry into the facility.