Saturday, January 16, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Carlos Lopez

  • Division: Circuit Civil
  • Section: CA 11
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7131
  • Room: DCC 525
  • Judicial Assistant: Sampedro Carbajal, Anayansi
  • Bailiff: Sylvain, Louis

Judicial Assignment History

Circuit Judge: Circuit Civil Division



JA's email is asampedro@jud11.flcourts.org (Copy to all parties required) - DO NOT SEND HEARING MATERIALS OR PROPOSED ORDERS!


Coronavirus/COVID-19: Courthouses remain closed for in-person hearings and trials based on public health advisories at the direction of the Florida Supreme Court. All hearings are being held through Zoom. For the latest advisories, including Administrative Orders, please visit https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/coronavirus.


NEW (1) Do NOT submit proposed orders through CourtMAP unless: 1) instructed by the Court pursuant to a hearing or 2) is listed here as not requiring a hearing.

(2) Before submitting an order to the court for approval, preview the order and make sure that the judge’s signature is not alone on a page. You can reduce the font or number of lines to accomplish this. This avoids the need for the judge to reformat every order. If the order is “Agreed” or “Unopposed” submit it under “Agreed Orders,” not “Proposed Orders,” you will receive a quicker response. Thank you.

     1. We are scheduling special sets and motions for motion calendars as usual. Please submit requests via CourtMAP. 
     2. Evidentiary hearings can be scheduled but require preparation. They will be considered on a case by case basis. After submitting your CourtMAP request, please call chambers and request a status conference. 
     3. Special sets will be conducted via Zoom. The day prior to the hearing, you will receive an email via CourtMAP containing a Zoom invitation link. Please upload the documents for the judge’s review 7 days prior to the hearing.  DO NOT EMAIL THE JA THESE DOCUMENTS.  To upload the documents: in Courtmap, go to “Calendar” tab, then “View Events” and click on “Events\Supporting Documents\Add.” Doing this IS NOT the same as uploading the documents to the “Progress Docket” which then appears in "Case Events.”  EACH PARTY SHOULD UPLOAD THEIR PROPOSED ORDER TO “SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS” PRIOR TO THE HEARING. 

***NEW***4. Please deliver hard copies of Motion(s) and supporting documents to chambers for ALL special sets at least seven (7) days before the hearing.

FWOPS & CMC’S (Case Management Conferences) 
     Will go forward as usual. The judge will review Motions for Good Cause prior to the hearing. If you would like to submit documents for use during the hearing, follow the procedure set out under Special Sets above. 

     Jury trials are cancelled until further notice. Non-jury trials (other than foreclosures) will be decided on a case by case basis.  Therefore, calendar calls for NON-JURY, NON-FORECLOSURE CASES will go forward.  PLEASE NOTIFY THE JA PRIOR TO THE CALENDAR CALL, IF THERE IS A DISPUTE REGARDING WHETHER A TRIAL IS JURY OR NON-JURY.   

MOTIONS FOR JUDICIAL DISQUALIFICATION: must be uploaded as an Emergency Motion on CourtMAP.

Echarte, P Pedro CA 09 DCC 511305-349-7161
Miller, C David CA 21 DCC 626305-349-7074
Sanchez-Llorens, Migna CA 31 DCC 505305-349-7122
Santovenia, Maria de Jesus AP 03, CA 07 DCC 310305-349-7278
  • Motion Calendar
  • Foreclosure Motion Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Emergency Motions
  • Notices for Trial
  • Trials
  • Case Management Conference

Type: Open

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Calendar Days

Files at Hearing: None

Monday10:00 AM201/07/19 
Tuesday9:30 AM301/07/19 
Hearing Documents 
Request for Special Set View
Scheduling OrderView
Cert. Trial Readiness RequestView
Order Ex Parte Admin. Order 06-09View

All hearings are being held thru Zoom. You will receive the Zoom invite from the Court the day before the hearing.

Mondays 9:30 or 9:45 a.m. Foreclosure Motion Calendar
Mondays 10:00 or 10:15 a.m. Civil Motion Calendar limited to 10 cases per session
Tuesdays 9:30, 9:45, 10:00 or 10:15 a.m.  Civil Motion Calendar limited to 5 and 10 cases per session

5 Minute Motion Calendar – Do not place case on 5 minute Motion Calendar to Request Special Set Hearing. Instead, call chambers and explain your situation. Several motions per hearing allowed ONLY IF combined, they will take less than 5 minutes to be heard.

Agreed Orders – Must state, in the body of the order, that opposing counsel was consulted and agrees. “Agreed” in title only is insufficient.

Cancellations  – Please email a NOTICE OF CANCELLATION to asampedro@jud11.flcourts.org at Least 24 Hours in advance.

CourtMAP  – NEVER SUBMIT DUPLICATE ORDERS. Make sure that the judge’s signature is not alone on a page. Send proposed order to opposing counsel prior to submitting it on CourtMAP. 

Default Judgments & Final Default Judgments

NEW (1) Do NOT submit proposed orders for Defaults and Default Final Judgments unless instructed by the Court pursuant to a hearing. Judge Carlos Lopez requires a hearing for all Defaults and Default Final Judgments.

(2) Upload proposed orders to CourtMAP under “Supporting Documents” for reference during hearing, NOT under “Proposed Orders” prior to the hearing. If your motion is granted, then upload as a “Proposed Order” in CourtMAP. See procedure under “SPECIAL SETS & MOTION CALENDARS” to the left here.

Ex Parte Discovery Motions – Moving party must comply with Administrative Order 06-09 (order available herein).

FWOP – Parties are required to appear regardless of filings.  Only final resolutions (dismissals, settlements) will be excused from calendar.

Motions to Dismiss – Upload motions and documents for review to “Supporting Documents” in CourtMAP. Provide a copy of the Complaint. See procedure under "SPECIAL SETS & MOTION CALENDARS” to the left here.  Court makes every effort to return materials after in-person hearings.

Motions to Withdraw – Use Court’s order provided herein. Withdrawing attorney must send signed copy of the order to former client.

Reading Material for Judge – the Court will NOT print any materials. If you want the court to read it, submit it via CourtMAP.

Telephonic Appearances – Court no longer requires motions. An email with a Zoom invitation link will be sent the day prior to the hearing.

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

courtMAP is a new online Management and Access Platform built upon technology infrastructure from Broward’s Court Management System.

courtMAP combines eCourtesy with online scheduling, online notification/confirmation, and allows judges to create and e-File orders. courtMAP also allows parties to self-schedule their case events - motion calendar, special sets, and trials - and attach the documentation previously submitted via eCourtesy.

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