Gina Mendez-Locke

  • Division: Circuit Family Matters (General Magistrates)
  • Section: 06
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5710
  • Room: CHC 1718
  • Judicial Assistant: Morin, Charlene

General Magistrate: Circuit Family Matters (General Magistrates)

Hearings are held in Courtroom 17B.  


GM Mendez-Locke's division is in the Pilot Program. Once an Order of Referral to General Magistrate for Case Management Project Pod1 is entered, the parties have ten (10) days to object to said Referral. If there is no objection by either party, and if the Referral so indicates, the entire case is referred to the GM and no further referrals will be entered. All motions (evidentiary and non-evidentiary), case management conferences, and hearings shall be scheduled with the GM and heard by the GM. A Final Hearing on Dissolution of Marriage may also be held by the GM.


If an Agreement is reached, a copy of the filed Agreement must be provided to the GM and then the hearing will be cancelled.


All Motions for Continuance of matters scheduled before the GM shall be heard by the GM prior to the scheduled hearing.  If both parties agree to the continuance, an Unopposed or Agreed Motion for Continuance can be filed, courtesy copy provided to the GM, the hearing will be continued, and a new hearing date will be given.  If one side objects to the continuance, a telephonic hearing will be scheduled before the GM and the motion will be heard. Notices of Cancellation will not be considered.

MOTIONS FOR TELEPHONIC APPEARANCE must be heard prior to the hearing.