Saturday, October 1, 2022

Judicial Section Details

Elizabeth Schwabedissen

  • Division: Circuit Civil Magistrates
  • Section: 03
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7062
  • Room: DCC 712
  • Judicial Assistant: Schatzman, Sandy

Judicial Assignment History

General Magistrate: Circuit Civil Magistrates


Civil 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 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).   All hearings before the GM are recorded and the Court's official reporter, Absolute Digital, Inc., appears on all Zoom hearings before the GM.  For transcripts of hearings before the GM, call Absolute Video (305) 379-4741 or contact rmestril@jud11.flcourts.org  

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 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,

a.     call Ms. Schatzman at (305) 349 7062 or e-mail sschatzman@jud11.flcourts.org, or

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 sschatzman@jud11.flcourts.org to alert us of the cancellation so we can plan our time and cancel the Court's reporter in advance of the hearing. 

Florida e-filing portal https://myflcourtaccess.com 

CourtMAP  https://www.flcourts.org/Programs-and-Services/Online-Services/courtmap 

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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