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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Judicial Section Details

Veronica Diaz

  • Division: Circuit Family
  • Section: FC 19
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5723
  • Room: CHC 2227
  • Judicial Assistant: Rivero, Zenia
  • Bailiff: Magarin, Guillermo

Judicial Assignment History

 
Circuit Judge: Circuit Family Division

 

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 matters. 

However, 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 ZOOM. 

               ALL ATTORNEYS AND SELF REPRESENTED LITIGANTS
                           MUST SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AT
                             FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING PORTAL at
                                   https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/
                            for filing pleadings or motions with the clerk
                                                                and
                                                       COURTMAP at

https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Programs-and-Services/Online-Services/courtmap

               for submitting proposed orders to your assigned Judge.

           

    


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 ZRIVERO.TEMP@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
Zoom Live Training page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360029527911

We 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.  

Please 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!

 
    • Bachelor of Arts, Florida International University, 1999, cum laude
    • JD, University of Florida, 2002, cum laude
    • Admitted to Florida Bar, 2002
    • Circuit Court Judge, 2015
    • Private Practice, 2002-2007
    • City of Miami, City Attorney's Office, 2007-2014
 

zrivero.temp@jud11.flcourts.org

**MARCH 31, 2020 UPDATE**

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19: COURTHOUSE ARE CLOSED FOR IN-PERSON HEARINGS AND TRIALS BASED ON PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORIES AT THE DIRECTION OF THE OF THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT. THE ELEVENTH JUDICIAL CIRCUIT WANTS YOU SAFE AT HOME.

WE ARE ESTABLISHING VIRTUAL COURTROOMS. COURT HEARINGS IN YOUR CASE THAT WE CAN HOLD REMOTELY VIA VIDEO OR PHONE CONFERENCE WILL BE HELD ON THE ZOOM PALTFORM, WHICH IS FREE TO YOU. YOU WILL RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM THE COURT IF WE ARE PROCEEDING WITH YOUR HEARING WITH THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO CONNECT. 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.

VIDEO APPEARANCE IS REQUIRED FOR ANY PARTICIPANT WHOSE TESTIMONY IS NECESSARY SO JUDGE DIAZ CAN ADMINISTER THE OATH.

PLEASE WAIT UNTIL A DAY BEFORE YOUR SCHEDULED HEARING FOR THE COURT TO SEND YOU EMAIL CONTAINING A ZOOM LINK AND INSTRUCTIONS.  IF YOU RESOLVE YOUR MATTER, PLEASE CANCEL IT IN COURTMAP, OR IF YOU HAVE NO ACCESS TO COURTMAP, BY EMAILING DROSARIO@JUD11.FLCOURTS.ORG.

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.  

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION. PLEASE KEEP YOU AND YOUR FAMILIES SAFE.  

  • Motion Calendar
  • UCD Calendar
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

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              Remote UCD Calendar for Division FC19 – Judge Veronica A. Diaz

A remote UCD calendar is held Tuesdays @ 9 AM. Once your case is resolved, you may set your case on the Uncontested Calendar on COURTMAP. Judge Diaz’s UCD calendar can be found under the "Special Set" section on COURTMAP. You will not receive a Zoom Invite for this Calendar, as all UCD orders are processed without a hearing.
Instructions for setting remote UCD hearings:

When you have resolved your case, set your UCD through CourtMap. Select the “Special Set” option, then select “Uncontested Calendar for Litigants.”

YOU MUST UPLOAD A PROPOSED FINAL JUDGMENT TO COURTMAP AS A PROPOSED ORDER IN ORDER FOR JUDGE DIAZ TO EXECUTE THE FINAL JUDGMENT.  

The following documents must be e-filed through the Florida E-filing Portal AND uploaded to CourtMap as Supporting Documents.  All supporting documents must have the e-filing stamp, or your submission will be rejected.  

1. Petition or Counter Petition
2. Answer or Answer/Waiver 
3. Marital Settlement Agreement and/or Parenting Plan.
4. If the Petition has been defaulted please attach the Order of Default.
5. A copy of the Petitioner's and/or Counter Petitioner’s Valid Driver's License, Florida State ID or Voter’s Registration card.  
6. Affidavit that MSA and/or PP in best interest of child, signed by both parties.   
7. Financial Affidavits
8. UCCJEA Affidavit
9. Special Affidavit for Remote Uncontested/No Hearing
All requests for Uncontested hearings without these supporting documents with an e-file stamp will be rejected.

Self-Represented Litigants:  You will not have to appear in court. The Judge will prepare a final judgment  and send it to you electronically.  Please make sure you have an email address registered through CourtMAP.




 

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