Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Scott Janowitz

  • Division: County Civil
  • Section: CG 04
  • Court Location: Coral Gables Branch Court
  • Address: 3100 Ponce de Leon Blvd. Coral Gables, FL 33134
  • Phone: (305) 569-2543
  • Room: CGC 1-7
  • Judicial Assistant: Franco, Michelle
  • Bailiff: Kennedy, Phillip

Judicial Assignment History

Associate Administrative Judge: County Civil Division
County Judge: County Civil Division


Page Updated: 9/17/2021
Office Hours: Monday – Friday between 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Judicial Assistant: phone number: 305-569-2543 or e-mail: mfranco@jud11.flcourts.org
Bailiff: phone number: 305-569-4227 or e-mail: pkennedy@jud11.flcourts.org
Fax: 305-569-2540
Check the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Web Page for all administrative orders, circuit / courthouse updates, official forms, and other information. The Court strongly recommends that all parties sign up for the Florida Courts e-Portal. You can also sign up for Text Alerts for hearing notifications and access courtMAP

ZOOM INSTRUCTIONS FOR JUDGE JANOWITZ (No participant ID or passcode needed):
-Direct link to Virtual Courtroom: https://zoom.us/my/judgejanowitz (no capital letters) or https://zoom.us/j/7335823029
-Registered Zoom Account:  Use meeting ID 733 582 3029
-Telephone: Dial 1-786-635-1003 and enter meeting ID 7335823029#

(Please note that every Coral Gables judge utilizes the same Zoom information for small claims pre-trial conferences, and the Zoom information is provided by the Clerk with every Summons/Notice to Appear. Do not utilize the below information for Judge Janowitz for any hearing other than the specific Thursday morning pretrial conferences)
-Direct link to Virtual Courtroom: https://zoom.us/j/2981622216
-Registered Zoom Account:  Use meeting ID 298 162 2216
-Telephone: Dial 1-786-635-1003 and enter meeting ID 2981622216#

1)  Small Claims Pre-Trial Conference Waivers are to be submitted as Agreed Orders via courtMAP.
2) All ex-parte motions to compel (including both discovery and attorney fee order compliance) MUST COMPLY WITH Administrative Order 06-09, including the requirement of waiting seven (7) days. Additionally, motions MUST reflect the date discovery was served (date or docket #), and when the motion to compel was filed (date or docket #). The Court will not include sanctions on an ex-parte motion to compel (expenses, attorney's fees, or waiver of non-privilege objections) - those require a hearing on a motion to compel.
3) Please arrive at least 5 minutes before your scheduled hearing time.
4) If you need an interpreter, you must call the judge’s chambers as soon as possible. Si necesita un intérprete, tiene que llamar a la oficina de la jueza lo mas pronto possible.
5) No orders will be signed unless the corresponding motion is docketed by the Clerk (default final judgments, motions for final judgment in garnishments, etc.) or unless the time-stamped filed documents are submitted via courtMAP.
6) Video appearance is required for any Zoom participant giving testimony.

    • Bachelor of Arts, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000
    • JD, University of Miami, 2005
    • Admitted to Florida Bar, 2006
    • County Court Judge, 2020
    • Geyer Fuxa Tyler, 2019-2020
    • Janowitz & Barreto, fka Janowitz, Barreto, Schatzman PA, fka Schatzman Janowitz Law, 2015-2019
    • Berk Merchant & Sims, 2009-2015
    • Broward State Attorney’s Office, 2006-2009
  • Proposed Orders
  • Agreed Orders
  • Special Sets
  • Emergency Motions
  • Motion Calendar
  • Notices for Trial
Monday9:00 AM25/26/20 
Monday1:30 PM25/26/20 
Tuesday9:00 AM25/26/20 
Tuesday1:30 PM125/26/20 
Wednesday9:00 AM25/26/20 
Wednesday1:30 PM125/26/20 
Friday9:00 AM105/26/20 

Special Set hearings are hearings that will take MORE than 5 minutes to complete. (Time for a hearing includes time for argument by all parties along with the Court's ruling.) Special Set hearings include going through discovery responses.

All motions must be filed and docketed before setting on the Judge’s calendar.

All hearings are held in courtroom 1-2 at the Coral Gables Courthouse. However, during COVID, the Court holds hearings via Zoom at the following: https://zoom.us/my/judgejanowitz or https://zoom.us/j/7335823029 
Meeting ID: 733 582 3029

The parties should coordinate and self-schedule via courtMAP for 15 or 30 minutes. (Parties must still file the notice of hearing). For hearings requiring longer than 30 minutes, please contact the JA to schedule. PLEASE NOTE - HEARINGS OVER 30 MINUTES MAY NOT BE CANCELED WITHOUT COURT APPROVAL UNLESS THERE IS A FULL RESOLUTION OF THE NOTICED MOTIONS. Besides the listed times here, the Court reserves Thursday and Friday PM times for fee hearings, claims of exemptions, and other special set hearings.

PARTIES MUST SUBMIT ALL MATERIALS VIA COURTMAP SO THE COURT MAY REVIEW THE MATERIALS BEFOREHAND.  If the hearing is a hearing regarding discovery responses, both the questions and answers should be provided to the Court. 

Hard-copies should not be submitted to the Court as the Court reviews all materials electronically. Copies of statutes (particularly annotated versions) should not be submitted. Case law should be highlighted for relevant portions.

A party may 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.

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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