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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Pedro P. Echarte , Jr.

  • Division: Circuit Civil
  • Section: CA 09
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7161
  • Room: DCC 511
  • Judicial Assistant: Seligman, Jessica
  • Bailiff: Portes, Leonel

Judicial Assignment History

 
Circuit Judge: Circuit Civil Division

 

Any party intending to oppose any motion at any hearing shall file a written opposition to the motion at least 2 business days prior to the hearing.

 

NEW MANDATORY CASE MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES

In compliance with Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order 20-23A12 and the 11th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 21-09, lawyers and litigants are required to follow the procedures outlined below:

A.   For cases filed BEFORE APRIL 30, 2021, you MUST submit CASE MANAGEMENT REPORT AND ORDER via CourtMAP under Proposed Orders.

Click here for the Case Management Report.

Click here for the Case Management Order.

      Word versions of the Case Management Report and Order are also located below under the DOCUMENTS tab.

B.   DO NOT submit a Case Management Report and Order if:
             1. There is already an EXISTING CASE MANAGEMENT ORDER setting forth all pretrial deadlines.
             2. Your case is already set for trial.
             3. Your case is currently on inactive status by court order.
             4. Your case is subject to current moratoria.
             5. Your case is subject to F.S. 51.011
             6. If your case has been Noticed for Lack of Prosecution Hearing (FWOP) unless it is being attached to  your WRITTEN GOOD CAUSE SHOWING.
             7. Your case is uncontested.

C.   If your case meets any of the exceptions listed above, you must still follow the timeline requirements set forth in the 11th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 21-09.

Click here for the Circuit Civil AO 21-09.

Click here for the Supreme Court of Florida Administrative Order No. AOSC20-23 Amendment 10.

 

D.   If your case was filed ON OR AFTER APRIL 30, 2021, the Court will issue a Case Management Order with prescribed timelines.

Inquiries may be directed to the Judicial Assistant at jseligman@jud11.flcourts.org.

 
  • Bachelor of Science, Florida State University, 1975
  • JD, University of Miami, 1979
  • Honors - Cum Laude, Dean's List, Book Award
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1979
  • Circuit Court Judge, 1998
  • Previous Divisions - Civil, Criminal, Juvenile
  • Solo Practioner - Pedro P. Echarte, Jr., P.A.
  • Associate - Simon, Schindler & Sandberg, P.A.
  • Assistant Public Defender
JudgeSectionRoomTelephone
Lopez, Carlos CA 11 DCC 1110305-349-7131
Miller, C David CA 21 DCC 626305-349-7074
Sanchez-Llorens, Migna CA 31 MDCC 13345305-349-7122
Santovenia, Maria de Jesus AP 03, CA 07 DCC 1001305-349-7278
  • Motion Calendar
  • Foreclosure Motion Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Notices for Trial
  • Emergency Motions
  • Proposed Orders

Motion calendars are held on Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30am (Availability can be found on CourtMAP)

All hearings will be conducted via Zoom. Please e-mail the J.A. Jessica Seligman at jseligman@jud11.flcourts.org for the Zoom link. Zoom links need to be on the notice of hearings.

Only one (1) motion per case will be heardCopy of the motion and notice must be submitted through Courtmap within two (2) business days prior to the hearing date. The filed motion and all documents in support must be attached when the hearing is scheduled. Once a green "success" message appears, the hearing has made calendar. You must still prepare, file and serve a Notice of Hearing. You must give 7 business days notice.

Motions for default must be submitted with proof of service, affidavit of diligent search and proof of publication (where service is by publication) and non-military affidavit(s). One motion per defendant.

DO NOT SUBMIT PROPOSED ORDERS THROUGH COURTMAP PRIOR TO HEARING

No in-person appearances will be permitted in Division 09 absent further order.  It is ORDERED that, effective immediately, all proceedings in Division 09 (Judge Echarte) shall be conducted via Zoom.

Notice of Cancellations- Hearings must be cancelled on CourtMAP and a notice of cancellation must also be e-filed.

In order to check and see if your case made the Judicial Calendar please visit the Clerk of Courts website at

https://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/ocs

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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