Please utilize CourtMap to see dates and times for
scheduling a hearing. If both parties
are represented by attorneys, you must agree to the date and time of hearing prior
to scheduling. Be aware that two
calendar types exist: IN PERSON and REMOTE HEARINGS (Zoom).
Hearings shall be set within thirty (15) days from the
date of the order of referral, otherwise the hearing will be set by the General
Magistrate’s office at the earliest available date.
TO SCHEDULE A ZOOM HEARING
You many request a hearing to be conducted remotely
via ZOOM. If you reserve the hearing
date and time via CourtMAP on the appropriate calendar (marked as ZOOM
hearings) you must send an email to email@example.com explaining
the reason why you are requesting a ZOOM hearing, or you can call the General
Magistrates Assistant Maria at 305-349-5714. You shall receive a confirmation or denial from the General Magistrate’s
HEARINGS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED VIA ZOOM
If your hearing
was previously scheduled via ZOOM, it shall proceed via ZOOM. Confirmation of the type of hearing is on the
“Notice of Hearing”.
Please review your order of referral and notice of
hearing for important information.
If the General Magistrate has instructed you to
prepare the Recommended Order of General Magistrate, or
Recommended Order of Hearing Officer, on their ruling, the proposed report must
be submitted to the General Magistrate’s office via CourtMap no later than
fourteen (14) days after the date of the hearing.
Prior to submitting your proposed report, please
contact the other attorney/party to agree to the form and content of the
report. If there is a disagreement
regarding the proposed form, please contact the General Magistrate’s office to
submit your proposed report within the fourteen (14) day period.
Any request for a continuance of a hearing before a
General Magistrate must be heard by the General Magistrate. A notice of cancelation of hearing is
insufficient and will not cancel a hearing. If a case or referral is settled or withdrawn, please contact the
General Magistrate’s office.
REQUEST FOR TRANSCRIPTS
All hearings before a General Magistrate are recorded
electronically. The request for transcript of the hearing should be directed to Raul Mestril 305-679-1689. firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange obtaining a transcript. The
cost of the transcript will be your responsibility.
Interpreters are not provided by the court for
hearings. If you need an interpreter or
your witness requires the use of an interpreter, you must arrange to have a certified interpreter present to the hearing.
If you are going to be presenting exhibits at the zoom
or telephonic hearing, you must contact the opposing attorney or party and
agree to the exhibits that will be admitted. The exhibits should be marked 1,
2, 3 etc. for those associated to the petitioner and A, B, C etc. for those
associated to the respondent.
An exhibit list must be prepared and submitted in
advance (7 working days) of the hearing date. In addition, you must provide a
copy of the exhibit list to the opposing party or their attorney (if they are
represented by counsel). If you fail to provide a copy of the exhibit list and
/or to file a copy of the exhibit list seven (7) days prior to the hearing, you
may not be able to get the exhibits admitted on the day of the hearing. If there is a dispute as to the admissibility
of the proposed exhibits, contact General Magistrate KARK S.H. BROWN’S office
at 305-349-5714 to arrange a Zoom or telephonic hearing prior to the
scheduled hearing to resolve the exhibit dispute.
Please make sure that you register your email address and
mailing address with the Clerk of the Court to receive notices of hearing and
orders. You may obtain a copy of the
Clerk’s form at: Notice
of Current Mailing and E-Mail Address.
Children may not be brought to the courthouse or to
the hearing without first obtaining a court order.
GENERAL MAGISTRATE CONTACT INFORMATION
Email Address: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 N.W. 1st Avenue, Suite 1739 Miami, Florida 33128
To file a pleading and receive court documents
via email, please register https://myflcourtacess.com.
Self-represented litigants can seek
assistance at: https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Family-Court-Self-Help-Program