Friday, March 1, 2024

Judicial Section Details

Marlene Fernandez-Karavetsos

  • Division: Circuit Family
  • Section: FC 17
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5729
  • Room: CHC 2222
  • Judicial Assistant: Iellamo, Gippcy


You can search online for the  ZOOM Information for your hearing at:



If you need to reach Chambers, email is the most efficient method. Inquiries may be directed to the Judicial Assistant at 11thFC17@jud11.flcourts.org.

Please be aware that due to growing concerns about the safety of our community and the spread of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse is closed to the public, except on mission critical matters. 

However, our divisions remain open. The Judge and his/her staff are working and available.   We are addressing matters remotely via phone conferences and/or COURTMAP and ZOOM. 

It is important that
ALL ATTORNEYS AND SELF REPRESENTED LITIGANTS MUST SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AT FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING PORTAL AT https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/for filing pleadings or motions with the clerk, AND

Sign up for COURTMAP at https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Programs-and-Services/Online-Services/
for submitting emergency motions and proposed orders to your assigned Judge

The Judges will be using the ZOOM platform for hearings.  It is FREE.  If you are unfamiliar with the Zoom platform, please go to the ZOOM training page website to learn how to access the platform for use.   

Zoom training page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
Zoom Live Training page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360029527911

We ask you to assist us by learning how to utilize ZOOM and your patience with us as we learn along with you.  We are committed to the continued delivery of justice in the face of this pandemic.

Please refer to the drop-down boxes to the right of the screen for clear instructions on how to proceed for specific types of calendars.

Cynamon, Abby FC 18 CHC 2214305-349-5753
Diaz, Veronica FC 19 CHC 2227305-349-5723
DiRaimondo, Christina Marie FC 33 CHC 2826305-349-6240
Ruiz Cohen, Samantha FC 28 CHC 2815305-349-5744
  • Motion Calendar
  • UCD Calendar
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 5 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

Thursday9:30 AM2010/07/21 

The 5-Minute Motion Calendar takes place on Thursday mornings from 9:30 A.M. to 10:30 A.M.
This calendar is for non-evidentiary matters only. Only 2 Motions per case will be heard on the same day.

This calendar will be heard via Zoom and a Zoom link will be sent prior to the hearing via CourtMAP.  Please make sure that you check Junk Mail as well as your Inbox since the link is sent directly from CourtMAP. 

Please note as in a courtroom, you will be waiting for the Host until the Bailiff brings you out of the Waiting Room and into the Hearing Room.  Make sure to name yourself correctly on the Zoom Name, so that the Bailiff can identify you as the correct party for your case. 

To set a matter on the Court's Motion calendar for hearing via courtMAP:

1. Search for the Court's Motion calendar availability (found on courtMAP).Motion calendar hearings can be unilaterally set.
2. Create the event on courtMAP (set your hearing), upload all supporting documents (filed motion, notice of hearing, division hearing request form, etc.). 
*DO NOT create multiple events (set multiple hearings); the system allows for two (2) motions to be set for each case.*
**The Court will not hear more than two (2) motions per case per motion calendar.** 
*Once a green "Success" message appears, the hearing has made calendar.  

IMPORTANT: Although the movant and the parties listed on the service list at the time the hearing is set will receive an email from courtMAP indicating that an event has been created, a notice of hearing will not automatically generate.  The movant MUST e-file the notice of hearing via the e-portal system.  Include 11thFC17@jud11.flcourts.org in all filings. 





To confirm a hearing, click on the "calendar" tab in the navigation bar and then on "view events," select the hearing date; the scheduled hearing will appear.  You can also click on "calendar," then on "events by case" and enter the case number; all upcoming hearings for that case number will appear.  
To cancel a motion calendar hearing:
Movants cancelling a hearing shall e-file a notice of cancellation and also cancel the hearing on courtMAP.  To do this, click on: -calendar, -view events, -select the case, -click case status ready, -click cancel from the dropdown, -click save, -select cancellation reason, -click confirm cancellation.  

A Courtesy Copy of the e-file stamped Notice of Cancellation must be forwarded to the Ja at 11thFC17@jud11.flcourts.org
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