Motion Calendar and Special Sets is held in Courtroom 2-5
Small claims Pre-Trials is held in Courtroom 2-7
Judicial assistants e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
**Scheduling hours are from 10:00am - 11:30am and from 2:00pm- 3:30pm**
Notice Before Hearing:
7 Business Days
Files at Hearing:
Clerk Pull Files
* If you
wish to appear by phone please file a Motion to Appear Telephonically along
with the Order which must be submitted in Microsoft Word format on E-courtesy **7 BUSINESS DAYS** prior to the hearing*
are obligated to notify chambers IMMEDIATELY for any cancelled hearings
by faxing over Notice of Cancellation, Settlement, or Dismissal to (305) 354-8729.
A MATTER FOR HEARING
5 Minute Motion Calendar and Special Sets (All Other Matters For Hearing)
Must be scheduled with Judge’s Chambers at (305) 354-8770 Monday- Friday.
A motion on 5 minute motion calendar must take no more than 5 minutes of
hearing time. No motion may be scheduled, added on, or cross-noticed absent
coordination and approval from chambers.
The procedure for scheduling either a motion on 5 Minute Motion Calendar or a
specially set motion is as follows:
Please call the opposing party, or if represented, call counsel for the
opposing party and conference in the Judicial Assistant to set the motion. The
opposing party must be on the line in order to schedule the hearing regardless
of whether the date has been cleared with them.
A party may request to set a matter unilaterally only if reasonable attempts to
reach the opposing party have been unsuccessful and the opposing party has been
given reasonable opportunity to respond. After receiving a date and time for a
unilaterally set hearing, the notice must include the language that undersigned
set this matter unilaterally after good faith efforts to reach the opposing
party were unsuccessful.
If the opposing party is not represented and counsel lacks contact information
for the unrepresented party, you may call the Judicial Assistant without having
the opposing party on the line. If counsel has a phone number or email
for the opposing party, counsel must follow the procedure outlined above for
unilaterally setting hearing after a reasonable attempt to communicate
regarding the hearing.
1. All motions and supporting documentation must be e-filed. If the submission
exceeds 25 pages, it may be delivered to the Chambers directly no later than (7) business days before the scheduled hearing. No fax or
email submission shall be accepted without court approval.
2. All proposed orders must be filed in e-Courtesy in Microsoft Word
format. Parties should bring a copy of the proposed order to the hearing.
3. Setting parties must notify all parties of interest and confirm their
4. Notices of cancellation shall be filed and subsequently faxed to
chambers at (305) 354-8729 prior to the schedule hearing or trial. Counsel
shall also call the JUDICIAL ASSISTANT at (305) 354-8770 to confirm the
cancellation after a notice of cancellation is faxed.
5. Counsel must call the chambers regarding all motions to continue
trial or strike trial dates even if agreed. The judge will review the motion
and the JUDICIAL ASSISTANT will notify both parties of the Court’s
determination. Only the Court may reset, continue, or postpone a previously-set
6. To check on the status of case, please visit the Clerk of the Courts
website at http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/civil/Search.aspx.
7. FOR A HEARING ON AN EMEGENCY MOTION PLEASE CALL CHAMBERS.
For any motion or hearing scheduled to be more than 15 minutes, or where you
are presenting sworn testimony:
All relevant parties must appear in person absent an order of the Court.
PLEASE NOTE: REGARDLESS OF THE LENGTH OF THE HEARING (1) A WITNESS MUST APPEAR
IN PERSON ABSENT ORDER OF THE COURT AND (2) A PARTY THAT INTENDS TO PROVIDE
FACTUAL TESTIMONY MUST APPEAR IN PERSON ABSENT ORDER OF THE COURT.