Notice Before Hearing:
5 Business Days
Files at Hearing:
SCHEDULING A MATTER FOR HEARING
5 Minute Motion Calendar and Special Sets (All Other Matters For Hearing)
Motions must be scheduled with the Judge’s Chambers at (305) 354-8772 Monday- Friday from 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM only.
If there is opposing counsel both parties must be on the phone when calling the Judge’s Chambers.
The motion must take only 5 minutes of hearing time. All motions must be uploaded to the eFiling System no later than (5) business days before the scheduled hearing. Only proposed orders and agreed orders are to be uploaded to eCourtesy. All orders must be in Microsoft Word format.
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.
NOTICE OF CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations shall be faxed to chambers at (305) 354-8788 at least 1 day prior to the scheduled hearing. Counsel shall also call the JA at (305) 354-8772 to confirm the cancellation.
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 JA will notify counsel of the Court’s determination.
For any motion or hearing scheduled to be 15 minutes or less where you are not testifying:
Counsel (or a party, where unrepresented) may simply file a notice of telephonic appearance at least 2 business days in advance. Also, please contact chambers to inform the JUDICIAL ASSISTANT or bailiff of such notice and be prepared to provide a number where you may be reached. YOU MUST REMAIN AVAILABLE AT THAT NUMBER FROM THE TIME THE HEARING IS NOTICED UNTIL THE TIME THE HEARING IS CALLED. At the Court’s discretion, you may be required to call Chambers at a certain time if you do not provide a local or toll-free number.
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