Linda Diaz

  • Division: County Civil
  • Section: CG 01
  • Court Location: Coral Gables Branch Court
  • Address: 3100 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134
  • Phone: (305) 569-2518
  • Room: CGC 1-6
  • Judicial Assistant: Rivera, Edda Mabel
  • Bailiff: Ruiz, Bismarck

 
County Judge: County Civil Division
 

PANDEMIC IMPORTANT INFORMATION DIVISION 01 TEMPORARY PROCEDURES JUDGE LINDA DIAZ

COUNTY CIVIL DIVISION 01 OF THE CORAL GABLES COURTHOUSE IS IN OPERATION AS FOLLOWS:

 

PLEASE NOTE: Either the Bailiff or Judicial Assistant to this division will be contacting you regarding your hearing.  The Circuit is moving to Zoom Video Conferencing as a platform for remote hearings.  You will receive an email from the Judicial Assistant with your video conferencing information.  If you do not wish to proceed or have resolved the issue , please use the cancellation function via CourtMap to advise the Court.

EMERGENCY HEARING: IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY HEARING SCHEDULED BY THE COURT, YOU MAY ENTER THE BUILDING.  YOU MUST SHOW A NOTICE OF HEARING FROM THE COURT WITH THE COURTROOM AND TIME OF THE HEARING.

MOTIONS TO STAY WRITS OF POSSESSION AND CLAIMS OF EXEMPTIONS ON GARNISHMENT: THESE PROCEEDINGS ARE CONSIDERED EMERGENCY PROCEEDINGS. 

ESSENTIAL MATTERS: YOU MAY SCHEDULE A NON EVIDENTIARY  ESSENTIAL MATTER TO BE HEARD TELEPHONICALLY BY THE COURT.  ONLY NON-EVIDENTIARY MATTERS ARE BEING HEARD AT THIS TIME.  PLEASE SUBMIT ALL ARGUMENTS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS WITH THE FILED MOTION

PRE TRIALS:  ALL PRETRIALS WILL NO LONGER BE HEARD IN PERSON AT THIS TIME.  EACH HEARING MAY BE INDIVIDUALLY SET BY TELEPHONE AND/OR ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING.  THESE ARE THE HEARING PROCEDURES BEGINNING MARCH 30, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT.  WE ARE MINDFUL THAT WE NEED TO TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE AND HEALTHY TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION OF THE CORONAVIRUS.  PRE-TRIAL CALENDARS ARE SCHEDULED FOR A LARGE GROUP OF CASES AT ONE TIME.  WE ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE RULES IMPOSED BY THE GOVENMENT WHICH INCLUDE "SOCIAL DISTANCING" AND SUBSTANTIALLY MINIMIZING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE PERMITTED TO BE GATHERED IN ONE AREA.  IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THOSE MANDATES, BELOW ARE THE PROCEDURES IN PLACE AT THIS TIME FOR SMALL CLAIMS PRE-TRIAL HEARINGS.  IF YOU HAVE A SMALL CLAIMS PRE-TRIAL HEARING SCHEDULED FOR TODAY, IT WILL NOT BE HEARD AT THIS TIME IN PERSON. 

IF YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY A LAWYER PLEASE WRITE A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE CLERKS OFFICE STATING THE FOLLOWING:

YOUR NAME, MAILING ADDRESS, TELEPHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS;

YOUR CASE NUMBER AND CASE NAME;

YOUR REQUEST TO HAVE YOUR PRETRIAL HEARD BY TELEPHONE OR VIDEO CONFERENCE

YOUR REQUEST FOR AN INTERPRETER IF NEEDED AND WHICH LANGUAGE;

IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REGISTER WITH THE E-FILING PORTAL AT WWW.JUD11.FLCOURTS.ORG.

YOU MAY CONTACT THE ATTORNEY FOR THE PLAINTIFF IN AN EFFORT TO ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE YOUR CASE WITHOUT A HEARING.

IF YOU ARE AN ATTORNEY AND YOU HAVE A STIPULATION OR AN AGREED ORDER PLEASE SUBMIT VIA COURT MAPS.  FROM THIS TIME ON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OF THE COURT PLEASE PREPARE AND SEND DEFENDANT A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT STIPULATION UPON FILING OF THE COMPLAINT.  IF YOU RESOLVE THE CASE PLEASE SEND THE ORDER OF DISMISSAL VIA COURT MAP.

IF THE CASE IS NOT RESOLVED YOU MAY REQUEST A COURT HEARING OR REQUEST A MEDIATION.  PLEASE VIEW OUR INSTRUCTIONS ON THIS SITE.


EMERGENCY MOTIONS:  MUST BE FILED WITH THE CLERKS OFFICE. PLEASE SUBMIT MOTION VIA COURTMAP AND CALL CHAMBERS TO CONFIRM RECEIPT.

EMERGENCY CLAIMS OF EXEMPTION:  IF YOU HAVE FILED A CLAIM OF EXEMPTION CALL CHAMBERS TO CONFIRM RECEIPT AND TO SET A TELEPHONIC HEARING.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WHEN SUBMITTING REQUESTS THROUGH COURTMAP, YOUR NOTICE OF APPEARANCE MUST BE CURRENT WITH THE CLERK OF COURT'S OFFICE IN ORDER TO VIEW THE CASE AND TO RECEIVE COURTMAP COMMUNICATION. 

JURY TRIALS:  ALL JURY TRIALS SCHEDULED FOR THE MONTHS OF MARCH, APRIL, MAY AND JUNE, 2020 ARE CANCELLED

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Motion Calendar

Type: Open

Notice Before Hearing: 5 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

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Tuesday9:30 AM351/01/20 
Thursday9:30 AM351/01/20 

MOTION CALENDAR DAYS: Motion Calendar days are Tuesdays and Thursdays. Please refer to CourtMap

THE NOTICE OF HEARING FOR ANY HEARING MUST CONTAIN THE TITLE OF THE MOTION TO BE HEARD AND THE DATE THAT THE MOTION WAS FILED.


The procedure for scheduling a 5 minute motion on the Motion Calendar is as follows: 


ALL MOTIONS SHOULD BE FILED VIA COURTMAP PORTAL. NO ORIGINAL MOTIONS

SHOULD BE SENT TO THE JUDGE.

THE NOTICE OF HEARING FOR ANY HEARING MUST CONTAIN THE TITLE OF THE MOTION TO BE HEARD AND THE DATE THAT THE MOTION WAS FILED.

   
  Notices of cancellation shall be E-filed and subsequently faxed to chambers at (305)569-4220 prior to the schedule hearing or trial. Counsel shall also call the JA at (305) 569-2518 to confirm the cancellation after a notice of cancellation is faxed.

 No more than 3 motions may be set on Motion Calendar for the same case. NO ADD ONS will be allowed.

    Telephone appearances are permitted. A written motion MUST be filed and proposed order granting the motion must be submitted via CourtMap portal. The proposed order MUST contain a telephone number where the attorney may be reached. If a voice mail answers, the Judge will leave a message and you will have to reschedule your motion. Do not call chambers to try to get back on for the telephone appearance.

    All Continuances must be made by written motion. NO ORE TENUS MOTIONS for continuances will be entertained. A motion for continuance must be filed and set for hearing PRIOR to the special set hearing sought to be continued and NEVER on the same date of the special set hearing.

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