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
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 AND WITNESS LIST : 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 as well as a Witness List which should include the subject matter that each witness will testify .
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 business 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, Motion for Continuances , 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 email@example.com for
a specific time .