Elijah A. Levitt

  • Division: County Civil
  • Section: CG 02
  • Court Location: Coral Gables Branch Court
  • Address: 3100 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134
  • Phone: (305) 569-2506
  • Room: CGC 1-4
  • Judicial Assistant: Del Castillo, Isabel

Judicial Assignment History

 
County Judge: County Civil Division

 

Coronavirus/COVID-19:   Courthouses are closed for in-person hearings and trials based on public health advisories at the direction of the Florida Supreme Court. The Eleventh Judicial Circuit wants you safe at home. 
We are establishing Virtual Courtrooms. Court hearings in your case that we can hold remotely via video or phone conference will be held on the Zoom platform, which is free to you. You will receive an email from the Court if we are proceeding with your hearing with the information you need to connect.  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.
Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so the judge can administer the oath.
Please wait until a day before your scheduled hearing for the court to send you an email containing a Zoom link and instructions.  If you resolve your matter, please cancel it in CourtMAP or, if you have no access to CourtMAP, by calling the judge’s judicial assistant.

All hearings shall be conducted by until Zoom.  Please contact the Court to provide your contact information by calling chambers at (305)569-2506 or by email at idelcastillo@jud11.flcourts.org.

SMALL CLAIMS PRE-TRIAL TELEPHONIC HEARING PROCEDURES BEGINNING MARCH 31, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT
THE COURTS ARE UP, WORKING AND RUNNING AND  WE ARE COMMITTED TO ALLOWING ACCESS TO THE COURTS,
HOWEVER, WE ARE MINDFUL THAT WE NEED TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE AND HEALTHY TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION OF 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 GOVERNMENT 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 HAVE AN ATTORNEY, PLEASE HAVE YOUR ATTORNEY CONTACT THE OTHER SIDE TO DISCUSS THIS MATTER.
IF YOU ARE UNREPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY, YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
THE ATTORNEY FOR THE OTHER PARTY MIGHT HAVE SENT YOU A LETTER ASKING IF YOU WANT TO SETTLE AND RESOLVE YOUR CASE WITHOUT A HEARING. IF YOU WANT TO DO SO, REVIEW THE TERMS OF THAT  DOCUMENT CAREFULLY, MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND IT AND SIGN WHERE STATED AND MAIL IT BACK TO THE ATTORNEY.  THE ATTORNEY WILL THEN NOTIFY THE COURT AND YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ORDER DISMISSING YOUR CASE WITHOUT A HEARING.
OR
WRITE A LETTER ADDRESSED TO THE CLERK’S OFFICE STATING THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION: (FORMS TO FILL OUT CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE CLERK’S OFFICE OR ONLINE AT WWW.JUD11.FLCOURTS.ORG

YOUR NAME
YOUR CASE NUMBER AND NAME OF YOUR CASE
YOUR REQUEST TO RE-SET YOUR PRE-TRIAL HEARING BY PHONE
LANGUAGE NEEDED IF INTERPRETER NEEDED – PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST AS ONE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE
YOUR PHONE NUMBER
YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IF YOU HAVE ONE
YOUR FULL MAILING ADDRESS

IF YOU ARE AN ATTORNEY:
           IF YOU HAVE AN AGREED ORDER, SUBMIT YOUR MOTION OR STIPULATION BY E-FILING AND YOUR PROPOSED ORDER BY COURT MAP
            FROM THIS TIME ON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OF THE COURT – PREPARE AND SEND DEFENDANT A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT STIPULATION UPON FILING OF THE COMPLAINT. IF YOU RESOLVE THE CASE, SEND THE ORDER OF DISMISSAL VIA COURT MAP.
IF THE CASE IS NOT RESOLVED YOU MAY:
REQUEST A COURT HEARING. CONSULT THE JUDGE’S WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS ON SCHEDULING YOUR HEARING BY ZOOM.
REQUEST MEDIATION. CONSULT THE JUDGE’S WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION, ATTENTION AND PATIENCE DURING THIS TIME OF EMERGENCY.

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Special Sets
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Monday1:30 PM16/14/18 
Monday9:00 AM19/30/19 
Monday10:00 AM19/30/19 
Wednesday1:30 PM16/14/18 
Wednesday9:00 AM19/30/19 
Wednesday10:00 AM19/30/19 
Thursday1:30 PM16/14/18 
Thursday9:00 AM 9/30/19 
Thursday10:00 AM19/30/19 

HOW TO SET A HEARING DATE ON SPECIAL SET:
FILE YOUR MOTION WITH THE CLERK.  NO ORIGINAL MOTIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE JUDGE. 
For scheduling Special Set hearings via CourtMAP, please coordinate with opposing counsel.
If your motion will take you more than 5 minutes, then please special set it; this includes discovery motions that go item by item and will require more than 5 minutes to review. 
When scheduling a special set hearing please coordinate with opposing counsel and set via CourtMAP.
The Notice of Hearing for ANY hearing must contain the title of the motion to be heard and the date that motion was filed.
If the motions are resolved, please file a Notice of Cancellation prior to hearing date. You may fax the Notices of Cancellation to 305-569-2508.

CONTINUANCES:  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.
MOTIONS TO COMPEL DISCOVERY: First time Motions to Compel Discovery may be submitted ex-parte with a proposed order via courtMAP.  You do not have to set it on Motion Calendar for hearing.
MOTIONS TO COMPEL DATES:  DO NOT set a Motion to Compel Dates for depositions on Motion Calendar.  If the opposing party does not provide reasonable dates within two business days of the request by you in WRITING VIA EMAIL OR LETTER, then you may unilaterally set the deposition.  The burden will then be on the opposing party to move for a protective order and explain to the Court why no dates were provided.
MOTIONS FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT:  All Motions for Summary Judgment must be special set with the Judicial Assistant with opposing party on the telephone.   Seven (7) days prior to the special set hearing date please deliver a hard copy of the motion along with copies of affidavits, exhibits and case law in support of the Motion for Summary Judgment to Judge’s chambers.
MOTION TO TAX FEES AND AWARD ATTORNEYS FEES:  For information on how to proceed with this type Motion please see courtesy copy of Order Preliminary to Hearing on Motion to Tax Fees and Award Attorneys’ Fees under Documents tab of this webpage.

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.

This Section is now using courtMAP and document submissions are no longer available via eCourtesy.

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