Wednesday, June 7, 2023

Judicial Section Details

Christine Bandin

  • Division: County Domestic Violence
  • Section: 53/ M 89
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5674
  • Room: CHC 2122
  • Judicial Assistant: Santana, Ermiz

Judicial Assignment History

County Judge: County Domestic Violence Division


Contact Information: 
Judicial Assistant - Ermiz Santana - email:  ersantana@jud11.flcourts.org 
Bailiff:  Kendra Tarnell - email: ktarnell@jud11.flcourts.org 

Please be aware that although the Courthouse is now open, we are still mindful about in-person contact.  Therefore, many of our hearings will continue to be conducted via Zoom.  Other hearings that require the submission of evidence or are non-jury trials, may be conducted in person.  All jury trials will be conducted in person.

We have established Virtual Courtrooms.  Court hearings in your case will be held remotely via video on the Zoom platform, which is free to you.  Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so the judge can administer the oath. 
Zoom ID for Civil Injunction Hearings, Evidentiary Hearings, Soundings, Arraignments and Motions Calendar is: 925 8335 4538


Evidence for Civil Injunction Hearings
You should send any evidence you intend to present during the Zoom hearing to the judicial assistant, Ermiz Santana, via email to ersantana@jud11.flcourts.org or to DV53@jud11.flcourts.org at least two (2) days prior to the scheduled hearing.  Please make sure to include the case number in the subject line of your email. 

The procedures for scheduling criminal motions in Div. M-89 is as follows:

M-89 Motion Calendar:
Judge Bandin's Motions calendar are on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m.  Once your motion has been filed, you can contact the clerk's office directly to schedule.   

M-89 Special Set Evidentiary Motions:
To request a hearing on a motion that has been filed and requires more than 5 minutes or needs to be special set, please send a copy of your motion via email to the judicial assistant, Ermiz Santana at ersantana@jud11.flcourts.org to request a hearing date.  Please copy opposing counsel on the email.  You will receive a response with the available dates. 

M-89 Emergency Motions:
Any emergencies can be directed to the judicial assistant, Ermiz Santana at ersantana@jud11.flcourts.org and she will discuss with Judge Bandin.

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