Please be aware that due to growing concerns about the safety of
our community and the spread of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, the
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse is closed to the public, except on mission critical
our divisions remain open. The Judge and her staff are working and are
available. We are able to address most matters remotely via phone conferences and
ATTORNEYS AND SELF REPRESENTED LITIGANTS
MUST SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AT
COURTS E-FILING PORTAL at
for filing pleadings or motions with the clerk
submitting proposed orders to your assigned Judge.
Diaz will be using the ZOOM platform for most hearings. It is FREE. PLEASE WAIT UNTIL A DAY BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED
HEARING FOR THE COURT TO SEND YOU EMAIL CONTAINING A ZOOM LINK AND INSTRUCTIONS.TO PARTICIPATE BY VIDEO/PHONE ON ZOOM, YOU
MUST CLICK ON THE WEBLINK YOU RECEIVED IN THE EMAIL INVITATION AT THE TIME YOUR
HEARING IS SCHEDULED OR CALL THE PHONE NUMBER LISTED IN THE
INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE BY PHONE. YOU DO NOT NEED TO DOWNLOAD ANYTHING OR SET
UP AN ACCOUNT TO PARTICIPATE IN A ZOOM HEARING. IF YOU RESOLVE YOUR MATTER, PLEASE CANCEL IT IN
COURTMAP, OR IF YOU HAVE NO ACCESS TO COURTMAP, BY EMAILING DROSARIO@JUD11.FLCOURTS.ORG.
VIDEO APPEARANCE IS REQUIRED FOR ANY PARTICIPANT
WHOSE TESTIMONY IS NECESSARY SO JUDGE DIAZ CAN ADMINISTER THE OATH.
If you are
unfamiliar with the Zoom platform, please go to the ZOOM training page website
to learn how to access the platform for use.
Zoom training page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
Training page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360029527911
ask you to assist us by learning how to utilize ZOOM and your patience with us
as we learn along with you. We are committed to the continued delivery of
justice in the face of this pandemic.
IF YOU NEED TO REACH OUR OFFICE,
EMAIL IS THE MOST EFFICIENT METHOD. WE ARE MONITORING OUR OFFICE NUMBER,
BUT WORKING REMOTELY DOES MAKE TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION LESS EFFICIENT.
refer to the drop-down boxes to the right of the screen for clear instructions
on how to proceed for specific types of calendars.
Thank you for your
cooperation. Please keep you and your families safe!
Notice Before Hearing:
7 Business Days
Files at Hearing: