Monday, May 20, 2024

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


Civil General Magistrate Section Details

Special set hearings are held Monday through Friday 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. Gen. Prac. & 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 sschatzman@jud11.flcourts.org.  Counsel may upload the motion and any supporting documents via CourtMAP at least three 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.

All hearings before the GM are recorded on the Zoom platform. 

Requests for Transcripts;  All hearings before a General Magistrate are recorded electronically.  Instructions to request a copy of the audio file can be found online under Court Reporting Services.  If you would like to obtain a copy of the audio file of these proceedings, you may do so by completing the forms located on this site.   

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.     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 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.  

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  https://thesedonaconference.org/publication/Jumpstart_Outline 

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