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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Chiaka Ihekwaba

  • Division: County Civil
  • Section: ND 05
  • Court Location: North Dade Justice Center
  • Address: 15555 Biscayne Blvd. Miami, FL 33160
  • Phone: (305) 354-8772
  • Room: NDJC-209
  • Judicial Assistant: Cordoba, Jaisel

Judicial Assignment History

 
County Judge: County Civil Division

 

Page updated on 12/18/2020
The court is using ZOOM as a platform for most hearings. You will receive a Zoom invite from the JA with your meeting information. If you do not wish to proceed or have resolved the issue, please contact Chambers as soon as possible.

ALL ATTORNEYS AND SELF REPRESENTED LITIGANTS MUST SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AT FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING PORTAL AT:
 https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Florida-Courts-eFiling-Portal

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.

PRE-TRIAL HEARINGS: Pre-Trial hearings will be heard as scheduled. Zoom invites will be sent to the Plaintiff prior to the hearing date and the zoom invite should be sent by the plaintiff to the Defendant.  If the Defendant is not notified of the Zoom instructions, the Pre-Trial hearing will have to be reset. The parties are not required to appear if a Stipulated Waiver of Appearance is filed. If the parties want to Invoke the Rules of Civil Procedures, please file a motion and an order in advance. 

RESET PRETRIALS: The Zoom ID for RESET PRETRIAL WILL BE DIFFERENT from the first appearance of Pretrials. 

PLEASE SEE ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR PRE-TRIAL CONFERENCE WITH ZOOM ID IN THE DOCUMENTS TAB BELOW . 

EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS and NON- JURY TRIALS are moving forward. Please see ADMINISTRATIVE MEMORANDUM ON EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS DURING THE PANDEMIC in the documents tab listed below.

 Judge C. Ihekwaba Courtroom # is 2-9
Tuesday and Thursday morning's five-minute Motion Calendar consist of the following cases:
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 on Credit Card or Foreclosure Cases only, Motions to Transfer, and Motions to Withdraw.
Claims of Exemptions will be heard on 15-minute increments special set calendar.
Cases should be scheduled through courtMap.

TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON SPECIAL SETS CONSISTS OF THE FOLLOWING CASES: Motion to dismiss must be set for a minimum of 30 minutes. Motion for sanctions or Motion to strike or any multiple motions must be set as a special set.  

 

Court Staff: Judicial Assistant, Jaisel Cordoba or Bailiff, Fredelyne Mertilus, may be reached at (305) 354-8772 or by email at jcordoba@jud11.flcourts.org  AND fmertilus@jud11.flcourts.org.

Thank You and Stay Safe!!

 

  • Motion Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Agreed Orders
  • Emergency Motions
  • Pretrial Conference

Type: Open

Notice Before Hearing: 5 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

DayTimeCapFromTo
Tuesday9:30 AM109/03/20 
Tuesday10:30 AM109/03/20 
Thursday9:30 AM109/03/20 
Thursday10:30 AM109/03/20 

SCHEDULING A MATTER FOR HEARING

5 Minute Motion Calendar and Special Sets (All Other Matters For Hearing)

Motions must be scheduled with courtMAP only.

If the parties cannot coordinate on the date and time of a hearing,  then both parties must be on the phone when calling the Judge’s Chambers. If the parties agree on a date and time then only one party needs to call to schedule the hearing.

The motion must take only 5 minutes of hearing time.  All motions must be uploaded to the eFiling System no later than (5) business days before the scheduled hearing. Only proposed orders and agreed orders are to be uploaded to CourtMAP All orders must be in Microsoft Word format.

A party may request to 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.

If the opposing party is not represented and counsel lacks contact information for the unrepresented party, you may call the Judicial Assistant without having the opposing party on the line.  If counsel has a phone number or email for the opposing party, counsel must follow the procedure outlined above for unilaterally setting hearing after a reasonable attempt to communicate regarding the hearing.

NOTICE OF CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations shall be emailed to the JA  24 hours or faxed to 305-354-8729 prior to the scheduled hearing. Counsel shall also call the JA at (305) 354-8772 to confirm the cancellation.

Counsel must call the chambers regarding all motions to continue trial or strike trial dates even if agreed. The judge will review the motion and the JA will notify counsel of the Court’s determination.

TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES

All hearings are occurring via Zoom. If you want to appear via telephone, you can also dial-in to the Zoom hearing. The dial-in information will be included in the Zoom invite. 

 

To check on the status of case, please log on to: http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/civil/Search.aspx

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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