Mavel Ruiz

  • Division: Circuit Civil
  • Section: CA 11
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7131
  • Room: DCC 525
  • Judicial Assistant: Claro, Lizney
  • Bailiff: Sylvain, Louis

Circuit Judge: Circuit Civil Division

*As of September 19th, Judge Ruiz will be in Chambers 525 and Courtroom 5-3*

Our fax number is (305) 349-7245


FWOP Calendar Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m.:

     1. The FWOP Calendar for Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. WILL GO FORWARD. Prior to Thursday, April 2, Judge Ruiz will review each case and grant good cause where the record demonstrates such. If a good cause order is signed by the Judge, YOU DO NOT NEED TO APPEAR. You are free to appear if you wish.

     2. You will receive an invite to join the ZOOM session via CourtMAP. It is very easy to use. Click on the link and it will prompt you. Join the session 15 minutes prior to its start.

     3. Please be patient as everyone is learning these procedures.


     1. All special sets for the week of March 30 are cancelled.

     2. Special set hearings will resume shortly. You will receive prior notification.

     3. Cases with previously scheduled (non-evidentiary) special sets that were cancelled due to the COVID-19 emergency will have priority when rescheduling. The JA will email you to reset NON-EVIDENTIARY hearing.


     1. All foreclosure sale dates have been cancelled through April 17, 2020.

     2. All foreclosure trials have been cancelled through April 17, 2020.


     1. The courthouse is currently closed and will remain closed until further order of the Florida Supreme Court working with our Chief Judge.

     2. Access to all administrative orders dealing with the COVID-19 emergency can be found on the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Website here:


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Foreclosure Motion Calendar

Type: Open

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Calendar Days

Files at Hearing: None

Monday9:30 AMNone1/07/19 

The following dates are CLOSED:

December 30th

5 Minute Foreclosure Motion Calendar –  DO NO PLACE CASE ON 5 MINUTE MOTION CALENDAR TO REQUEST A SPECIAL SET HEARING. See Special Set Hearings. COURT STRICTLY ADHERES TO 5 MINUTES, no matter how many motions are set. Court allows several motions per hearing ONLY IF combined, they will take less than 5 minutes to be heard. If either side disagrees that the hearing will take 5 minutes or less, request a special set.
If the order is to be submitted on CourtMAP, state in the order or by separate letter, the date and time of the hearing and what occurred. Please do not place special set requests on 5 minute motion calendar.

***DO NOT SET CASE TWICE FOR THE SAME DAY!!!!!!! The second setting will be cancelled by the Court***

***To set on Foreclosure Motion Calendar, select the date from the Court's availability (found on CourtMap) and submit your supporting documents (filed motion, etc.) when creating the event (setting the hearing) on CourtMAP.  DO NOT create multiple events (set multiple hearings) on any one case. Once a green "Success" message appears, the hearing has made calendar.

IMPORTANT: Although the movant and the parties listed on the service list will receive an email indicating that a hearing has been set, a notice of hearing will not automatically generate.  The movant MUST e-file a notice of hearing via the e-portal system. 
To confirm the hearing, click on the "docket" tab on the navigation bar and select the event date (the hearing date); the scheduled hearing will appear.

20 or More Pages – The Court will not print documents larger than 20 pages. If the documents submitted thru CourtMAP are more than 20 pages, please submit hard copy to chambers 7 calendar days prior to the hearing. You MUST do both, CourtMAP and hard copy.

Agreed Orders – must state, in the body of the order, that opposing counsel was consulted and agrees. “Agreed” in title only is insufficient.

CourtMAP – NEVER SUBMIT DUPLICATE MOTIONS.  The Court does not accept the following orders via CourtMAP: Final and Default Judgments, Motions Setting Foreclosure Sale, Writs of Possession, Motions to Continue Trial (even if agreed), Motions to Withdraw as Counsel, Motions for Orders to Show Cause.

Default Judgments and Final Default Judgments (1) if appearing telephonically, send the following by mail and PRIOR TO THE HEARING: complete package including, proof of service for each defendant sought to be defaulted, diligent search affidavit if relying on publication, non-military affidavit and proposed order; (2) after confirming receipt of package in chambers, place case on motion calendar; (3) if appearing in person, bring same to hearing. Court will not sign Judgments on CourtMap.

Ex Parte Discovery Motions – Moving party must comply with Administrative Order 06-09 (order available herein).

Foreclosure Sale Cancellations: If possible, set on Monday Foreclosure Motion Calendar.  If it is an emergency, e-file the motion then submit it to the judge via CourtMAP under CA11 Emergency Motions.

Motions to Withdraw – Use Court’s order provided herein. Withdrawing attorney must send a copy of the order to former client.

Reading Material for Judge – the Court will NOT read materials sent the night before a hearing but the hearing will proceed. Deliver materials 7 days prior to hearing.

Telephonic Appearances – Court no longer requires motions. Make arrangements via CourtCall at 888-882-6878.

Cancellations – please fax a NOTICE OF CANCELLATION to 305-349-7245 at least 24 Hours in advance.

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

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