Robert S. Singer

  • Division: Circuit Family Matters (General Magistrates)
  • Section: 09
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5667
  • Room: CHC 1618
  • Judicial Assistant: Corba, Martha

Judicial Assignment History

 
General Magistrate: Circuit Family Matters (General Magistrates)

 

Due to the Corona virus pandemic. Courthouses are closed for in-person hearings or trials.

A hearing in your case will be held remotely though the ZOOM platform. This is Free to you. You will receive an email from the Court with the information that you need to connect to the virtual hearing. Therefore, you must provide a valid and current email address. To participate by video, you must click on the weblink that you receive in the email invitation. As well, to participate by video, you must have a computer, laptop, ipad or cell phone with a camera.

NO CHILDREN ARE PERMITTED IN THE ROOM WHILE THE ZOOM HEARING IS IN PROGRESS. All ZOOM hearings need to be held in a quiet setting without any other person (or animal) is present so that the only person heard is the participant. This includes the exclusion of electronic devices such as televisions or radios.
The Court does not provide interpreters . It is the responsibility for the attorney or party to provide a certified interpreter.

DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE: All evidence , documentary or otherwise must be exchanged at least seven  days before an evidentiary hearing. As well, at least seven days prior to any evidentiary hearing, all parties or their counsel SHALL communicate electronically and attempt to agree to the authenticity and/or admissibility of any evidence. In addition, at least seven days prior to any evidentiary hearing, all parties must serve on opposing party or counsel and as well E-file with Odyssey, a Proposed Exhibit list .

The proposed Exhibit list must contain a description of each exhibit a party wished to place into evidence . Each Exhibit listed on the Proposed Exhibit List must be marked for identification as "Petitioners 1,2,3, etc or Respondent's A,B,C, etc. The parties or Counsel must indicate on the Proposed Exhibit List whether the parties agree that the document may be admitted into evidence . All evidence that the parties AGREE to be submitted without legal objection, shall be marked and correspond with the identification markings on the Proposed Exhibit list. The evidence, with an accurately labeled  Notice of Filing  and Exhibit list shall be E-filed with Odyssey and  provided to the GM via email to 11THFCGM09@JUD11.FLCOURTS.ORG at least 2 days before the hearing . If available,Drop box is preferable.

Any evidence of a sensitive nature, such as medical or mental health records should not be E- filed with Odyssey without approval of the GM.

Any evidence for which there is a legal objection, the objecting party must E-file their Objections with Odyssey and provided to the GM via email, specifically identifying the evidence which they are objecting to and the legal basis for their objections. A hearing will be held on those Objections , prior to the commencement of the Zoom hearing. Evidence in which is sought to be admitted wherein the above procedure was not followed , may not be admitted , at the discretion of the GM.

ONCE A MATTER IS SET FOR AN EVIDENTIARY HEARING, (UNLESS THERE IS A WRITTEN SETTLEMENT OR VOLUNTARY DISMISSAL OF ALL ISSUES REFERRED TO THE GM)  , IT CANNOT BE CANCELED , CONTINUED, OR TAKEN OFF THE CALENDAR, WITHOUT APPROVAL OF THE GM.

All non-evidentiary motion hearings, status conferences and the like, of a duration of no more than 15 minutes, may be scheduled , preferably via Zoom, on Thursday mornings between 9AM and 12 PM . Please contact Martha Corba at 305-349-5667 or by email at mcorba@jud11.flcourts.org for a specific time .