Maria Elena Verde

  • Division: Circuit Family
  • Section: FC 47
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-6001
  • Room: CHC 2025
  • Judicial Assistant: Ariza, Kristin
  • Bailiff: Pino, Martin

Circuit Judge: Circuit Family Division
Associate Administrative Judge: Circuit Family Division

Please be aware that division 47 is now using CourtMap for scheduling and submission of proposed orders.

      Please take the time to register for CourtMap using the email sent to you and visit for video tutorials on how to use the program if you are not familiar with CourtMap. We thank you for your patience as we roll out this new technology.

Judge Verde's Courtroom is 20B please DO NOT list 2025 as the room on your Notice of Hearing

*Once a motion is referred to the GM or Hearing Officer,

Motions for Continuance of hearings, or any other Motions pertaining to hearings set before the General Magistrate or Hearing Officer should be addressed with their office.

Please DO NOT submit any motions, proposed orders or agreed orders relating to the referred motion to the Judge's chambers via mail or  CourtMap.  You should contact the office of the assigned GM for further instructions.


**ALL proposed Reports and Recommendations of the General Magistrate/ Hearing Officer and Proposed Order Ratifying the Report and Recommendations of the GM/HO should be sent directly to the assigned Magistrate/Hearing Officer. Please do not submit them to our office vi

Ruiz Cohen, Samantha FC 33 CHC 2222305-349-6240
Sanchez-Llorens, Migna FC 39 CHC 2915305-349-5732
Sarduy, A George FC 16 CHC 2015305-349-5680
Shapiro, S Bernard FC 18 CHC 2214305-349-5753
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Motion Calendar

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

Thursday11:00 AM309/28/17 

5 Minute Motion Calendar will be held for NON EVIDENTIARY matters every THURSDAY @ 11:00AM.

Instructions for setting:

- File the Motion with the Clerk's Office via Eportal or in person.  Include in all Eportal filings.

- Coordinate with opposing party and select the Thursday to have the motion heard. 

- Check CourtMap for any Cancellation and Full sessions as those dates are NOT available to you.  

- Once a date is agreed upon you may set the hearing using CourtMap in the Motion Calendar slot. All cases set must have a properly filed Motion and Notice of hearing attached as supporting documents.

-When attaching supporting documents they must have an e-file stamp indicating they have already been filed. Any requests made with unfiled pleadings will be rejected.

- The notice of hearing must be filed with the Clerk at least 7 business days prior to the hearing, not including the day of the hearing.  PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT  ALL NOTICES NOT FILED IN A TIMELY MANNER WILL BE REJECTED.

-Total time allotted per case is 5 minutes per motion,  3 motions per case.  


 Please continue to include as a party when filing pleadings thru the E-portal. Please remember that when you attached any motions to your calendar setting in CourtMap for the Judge to review they must have been previously filed and have a docket stamp on top with the filing number. 


If the hearing will not take place, the party setting the the hearing should file Notice of Cancellation and Cancel the hearing in CourtMap as well.  

Motion Calendars are heard in Courtroom 20-B.

This Section is now using courtMAP and document submissions are no longer available via eCourtesy.

courtMAP is a new online Management and Access Platform built upon technology infrastructure from Broward’s Court Management System.

courtMAP combines eCourtesy with online scheduling, online notification/confirmation, and allows judges to create and e-File orders. courtMAP also allows parties to self-schedule their case events - motion calendar, special sets, and trials - and attach the documentation previously submitted via eCourtesy.

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