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Thursday, August 18, 2022

Judicial Section Details

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

 

Zoom Courtroom Information for Judge Levitt:
Meeting ID: 971 0995 1010
Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/97109951010 
Join by telephone: Dial (786)635-1003 (Miami);(646)558-8656 (New York) and enter Meeting ID: 971 0995 1010


*Please note: Effective February 1, 2022, all Small Claims Pre-Trial Conferences will be in-person.

Coronavirus/COVID-19: Courthouses are open for in-person Pre-Trial Conference, Non-Jury trial and Jury trials based on public health advisories at the direction of the Florida Supreme Court. The Eleventh Judicial Circuit wants you safe. 
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.
Most hearings shall be conducted by 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.

Effective February 28, 2022 we will be using the zoom link/Meeting ID 971 0995 1010 https://zoom.us/j/97109951010  for Judge Levitt's Virtual Courtroom for all hearings (5 minute motion calendar; Special Sets; Attorney's Fees Hearings; calendar call). If you have already been provided a zoom link/meeting ID, please use the one that was provided to you.

For pretrial conferences: IF YOU HAVE AN ATTORNEY, PLEASE HAVE YOUR ATTORNEY CONTACT THE OTHER SIDE TO DISCUSS THIS MATTER.
IF YOU ARE UNREPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY, 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.


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, OR REQUEST MEDIATION.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION, ATTENTION, AND PATIENCE DURING THIS TIME.

  • Motion Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Agreed Orders
  • Emergency Motions
  • Notices for Trial
  • Final Judgments and Dismissals
  • Landlord Tenant Cases
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Wednesday9:00 AM19/30/19 
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Thursday1:30 PM16/14/18 
Thursday9:00 AM 9/30/19 
Thursday10:00 AM19/30/19 

HOW TO SET A HEARING DATE ON MOTION CALENDAR OR SPECIAL SET:
FILE YOUR MOTION WITH THE CLERK.NO ORIGINAL MOTIONS SHOULD BE SENT TO THE JUDGE.
For scheduling Special Set hearings and Motion Calendar hearings, attorneys must schedule through Courtmap. Non-attorneys may contact Judicial Assistant Isabel Del Castillo at 305-569-2506, Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:00 to 11:30 am and 1:30 to 3:30 pm. Parties must first attempt to schedule hearings in readily available times.Only after making a good faith effort to schedule a hearing, may parties contact the Court to open another special set time.
If your motion will take you more than 5 minutes, then you must special set it; this includes discovery motions that go item by item and will require more than 5 minutes to review.
When scheduling a hearing (this includes motion calendar) and you require assistance from court staff, please have your opposing counsel on the line via conference call.
Telephone appearances are permitted. The respective party must make all arrangements to appear by telephone.
No more than three (3) motions may be set on Motion Calendar for the same case.NO ADD ONS will be allowed.
The Court does not require that courtesy copies of motions or responses be sent to chambers as long as all materials have been filed with the clerk of court.
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 e-courtesy. 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.
MOTION TO TAX FEES AND AWARD ATTORNEY’S FEES: For information on how to proceed with this type of 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.

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