Page updated on 05/15/2023
Effective February 14,2022, ALL PRETRIALS WILL BE HELD IN-PERSON/LIVE in Courtroom #6-4 at 1:30pm. There will be no Pre-Trial hearings held on Zoom. PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY. In any case where the defendant is an insurance company, the parties do not have to appear at Pre-Trial conference and the case will not be called by the Judge. In accordance with Florida Small Claims Rule 7.020(c), all rules of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedures shall automatically apply. (See AO NO. 21-10)
Also, any case where the defendant has not been served prior to the Pre-Trial date, the Plaintiff does not have to appear and may contact the Clerk's Office for a new Pre-Trial date.
Effective March 14,2022, this court will be conducting
hearings using a hybrid schedule. When scheduling a hearing, the scheduling
slot will either say “in-person” or “Zoom” and that is where the hearing will
be conducted. PLEASE GOVERN YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY.
ALL ATTORNEYS AND SELF REPRESENTED LITIGANTS MUST SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AT FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING PORTAL AT:
MANDATORY IMPLEMENTATION OF CASE MANGE.ORDERS: (See AO NO. 21-08)
CLAIMS OF EXEMPTIONS: Claims of Exemptions are considered an emergency matter and will be heard as soon as possible. If you file a claim of exemption, call chambers to confirm receipt. Claims of Exemptions will be heard on 15 minute special set calendar.
MOTION CALENDAR, SPECIAL SET, FWOP's & EVIDENTUARY HEARINGS, CALENDAR CALL only will be held in the following Zoom meeting room:
Direct link to Virtual Courtroom: https://zoom.us/j/3055375221
Using only a telephone: Dial 1-786-635-1003 and enter meeting ID 3055375221#. You do not need a participant ID or password.
INSURANCE CASES: The following applies to all insurance cases where all defendants are insurance companies. This includes, but is not limited to, the following: personal injury protection benefits cases, bodily injury cases, automobile windshield cases, and property insurance cases including assignment of benefits.
In accordance with Florida Small Claims Rule 7.020(c), all rules of the Florida Rules of Civil Procedures shall automatically apply. (See AO NO. 21-10)
Judicial Assistant: Fredricka Jean-Pierre, email: firstname.lastname@example.org and Bailiff, Max Printempts Jr., email: email@example.com. or at Chambers at (305) 349-7127.
Notice Before Hearing:
5 Business Days
Files at Hearing:
Please note that this division sends Zoom invites a week prior to the scheduled hearing.
Motion Calendar Procedures:
The 5 Minute Motion Calendar consists of the following motions:
Motions to Compel Initial Discovery, Motions for Extension of Time, Motions to Quash, Motions to Reset Sale Date, Motions to Set Aside Default, Motions to Stay, Motions for Summary Judgment (Credit Card/Foreclosure Cases only), Motions to Strike (not eviction cases), Motions to Transfer, and Motions to Withdraw.
Any other motion should be Special Set for the necessary time unless otherwise given permission by the court.
EVICTION MATTERS: To set a landlord/tenant matter, please email the judicial assistant with your request. Do not set eviction matters on the 5 minute motion calendar as they will be canceled.
In order for your matter to be added to the Judge’s Motion Calendar, the notice of hearing and motion(s) MUST be filed with the Clerk. If there is any objection to the motion, a written response is required to be filed prior to the scheduled hearing.
If any party is attempting to unilaterally set a hearing, after attempts to contact opposing counsel, kindly notify the Judicial Assistant via email regarding the matter.
If any hearing is unilaterally set without the court's permission, the matter will be CANCELED.
To coordinate a hearing, PLEASE confer with opposing counsel or self represented litigant, once a date has been coordinated, submit Notice of Hearing and schedule via CourtMAP.
If the parties cannot find available dates on courtMAP, kindly email the JA copying OC requesting hearing dates, include the motion and the duration needed for the hearing.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations shall be emailed to the JA at least 1 day prior to the scheduled hearing. Counsel must also call the JA at (305) 349-7127 to confirm the cancellation specifically for next day cancelations. Chambers does not need a courtesy copy of the NOC (unless it is for a special set hearing).
To check on the status of case, please log on to: http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/civil/Search.aspx
Please be aware that certain items are prohibited on courthouse premises. If any listed prohibited item is detected to be in your possession when entering a court facility, you will be asked to exit the facility to secure the item elsewhere or dispose of it, before being allowed entry into the facility.