Please note that all Court hearings, except Jury trials, will be held via Zoom. Jury trials will be held In-Person. You will receive an email from the Court with the Zoom link prior to the date of the hearing. To participate by video, 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 in order for you to participate in a Zoom hearing. You may also register for text
notification via link https://cmap.jud11.flcourts.org/ebench/textNotificationsRegistration.jsp. If a party's email address is not registered with the case and the Notice of Hearing is being mailed, please contact Judge Rodriguez-Fonts' Chambers at 305-349-7144 to obtain the Zoom meeting ID and the dial in number and include it in the Notice of Hearing.
Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so the judge can administer the oath.
EVIDENTIARY HEARING AND NON-JURY TRIAL EXHIBITS SUBMISSION: Please refer to the Evidence Procedures under the Documents tab on the main page for procedures on the use of exhibits during the hearing.
CLERK REQUEST: If a hearing is an evidentiary hearing, please email the Judicial Assistant at firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate as such in the email so that the Court can schedule the appearance of a clerk at the hearing.
Mandatory Case Management Procedures:
In compliance with Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order 20-23A12 and the 11th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 21-09, lawyers and litigants are required to follow the procedures outlined below:
For cases filed before April 30, 2021, you must file the Case Management Report on the docket prior to submitting the Case Management Order via courtMAP. Also, please submit the Case Management Report as a Supporting Document when submitting the Case Management Order. Word versions of the Case Management Report and Case Management Order are located under the Documents tab.
Click here for Case Management Report
Click here for Case Management Order
For cases filed on or after April 30, 2021, the Court will issue a Case Management Order with prescribed timelines.
HURRICANE HOTLINE for the
Ileana Perez, Judicial Assistant, email@example.com
Notice Before Hearing:
7 Business Days
Files at Hearing:
The Five Minute Motion Calendar is heard on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. Only one motion per case will be heard.
To set a motion, you need to select an available date and time via courtMAP. The motion and supporting documents must be attached at the time the hearing is scheduled. Once a green "Success" message appears, the hearing has made calendar. You must still e-file and serve a Notice of Hearing. You must allow 7 business days for notice.
Please do not submit proposed orders via courMAP prior to the date of the hearing.
To cancel a hearing, the party who set the motion on calendar must cancel the hearing via courtMAP and a Notice of Cancellation must be e-filed.
ORDERS GRANTING MOTIONS TO WITHDRAW MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE:
ORDERED AND ADJUDGED as follows:
1. The Motion to Withdraw is GRANTED.
2. Movant, [INSERT MOVANT'S NAME], shall mail a copy of this order to [INSERT CLIENT'S NAME] forthwith.
3. Within 30 days from the date of this order, [INSERT CLIENT'S NAME] shall either:
a. Retain new counsel and have that counsel file a written appearance with the Clerk of the Court, which notice of appearance must include the Florida Bar number and email address; OR
b. File a written notice with the Clerk of the Court advising that [INSERT CLIENT'S NAME] will represent himself/herself. (Note: If [INSERT CLIENT'S NAME] is a corporation, trustee or a trust, personal representative of an estate, or otherwise named in a representative capacity, [INSERT CLIENT'S NAME] must retain counsel.)
4. Failure to comply with the preceding paragraph will create a presumption that [INSERT CLIENT'S NAME] no longer wishes to participate in this lawsuit and the Court may sua sponte or on motion of opposing party impose sanctions against [INSERT CLIENT'S NAME]. Sanctions may include the imposition of fees and costs, striking of pleadings, entry of default, and dismissal with prejudice.
5. In the
interim, [INSERT CLIENT'S NAME] is required to comply with notices requiring
[INSERT CLIENT’S NAME] appearance in court. THE PARTIES SHOULD NOTE THAT THE
GRANTING OF THIS MOTION TO WITHDRAW IS NOT A STAY OF THIS CASE NOR WILL IT
RESULT IN A CONTINUANCE OR EXTENSION OF TIME FOR ANY PENDING MOTION, HEARING
DATE OR TRIAL DATE. HOWEVER, ANY PENDING
ORDER REQUIRING COMPLIANCE IS STAYED FOR THIRTY (30) DAYS.
6. SELF-REPRESENTED PARTIES AS WELL AS NEW COUNSEL ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR
REGISTERING AN EMAIL WITH THE STATE E-PORTAL IN ORDER TO RECEIVE NOTICES,
ORDERS, AND EMAIL NOTIFICATION WITH HEARING INFORMATION SUCH AS ZOOM LOG-IN
INFORMATION (https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/default.aspx). Any party or counsel may sign up for text
alerts IN ADDITION TO proper registration on the portal. If a party is not able
to check an email account regularly, but has a working phone with text
capability, the Court strongly encourages signing up for text alerts
7. THIS ORDER
DOES NOT CANCEL ANY PENDING FORECLOSURE SALE DATE.
8. The Clerk of
the Courts is directed to send all future notices, pleadings, motions and other
documents filed in this case to [INSERT CLIENT’S COMPLETE NAME], [INSERT
CLIENT’S COMPLETE MAILING ADDRESS] AND [INSERT CLIENT’S EMAIL ADDRESS].