Due to the coronavirus/Covid-19 pandemic, courthouses are closed for in-person hearings and trials, based on public health advisories at the direction of the Florida Supreme Court.
A hearing in your case will be held remotely via the ZOOM platform. This is FREE to you. You will receive an email from the Court with the information you need to connect to the virtual hearing. To participate by video, you must click on the weblink you receive in the email invitation. You do not need to download anything or set up an account in order for you to participate in the Zoom hearing. You must provide a valid and current email address so that we can email you the invitation link.
Zoom has free training on its website.
NO ONE OTHER THAN ATTORNEYS, LITIGANTS, WITNESSES, COURT REPORTERS OR INTERPRETERS ARE PERMITTED IN THE ROOM WHILE THE ZOOM HEARING IS IN PROGRESS. CHILDREN ARE NOT ALLOWED IN THE ZOOM HEARING.
All attorneys and parties are strongly encouraged to have a COURT REPORTER present at the Zoom hearing.
It is the responsibility of the attorneys and parties to have an INTERPRETER present at the Zoom hearing. An interpreter will not be provided for you. Only one interpreter per hearing is required.
Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so that the oath can be administered.
Any EXHIBIT to be introduced at the virtual hearing must be served through the division email 11THFCGM06@JUD11.FLCOURTS.ORG. This must be done 5 days prior to the hearing. All proposed exhibits must be individually marked. All parties must first attempt to reach stipulations regarding evidence. Exhibits which are stipulated to by both parties shall be e-filed through the Portal prior to the hearing. Unless the Exhibit is stipulated to by both parties, no exhibit shall be filed with the Clerk until the Magistrate admits it into evidence. A status conference can be held prior to the hearing to resolve evidentiary issues.
In order to file a pleading or a motion, all attorneys and self-represented litigants must register at https://www.myflcourtaccess.com. Self represented litigants can also find help at https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Family-Court-Self-Help-Program.
All MOTIONS FOR CONTINUANCE must be filed with the Court and emailed to 11THFCGM06@JUD11.FLCOURTS.ORG. No hearing will be continued or re-set without the appropriate Motion for Continuance filed first. If one side objects to the continuance, a telephonic hearing will be held on the Motion for Continuance.
If your matter gets resolved, please notify us at 11THFCGM06@JUD11.FLCOURTS.ORG. No matter that has been resolved will be taken off-calendar without a copy of the appropriate AGREED ORDER OR SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT being provided via e-mail to the Magistrate.