Effective Immediately: ALL Case Management Joint Reports MUST BE FILED FIRST and REFLECT on the Docket , once it reflects on the docket, you may submit an Agreed Order through Court Map, under Agree Orders for Judge Lopez Approval and Signature.
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.
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.
D. If your case was filed ON OR AFTER APRIL 30, 2021, the Court will issue a Case Management Order with prescribed timelines.
Submission of Original Notes: DO NOT FILE ORIGINAL LOAN DOCUMENTS.
The original note/loan documents are to be delivered to Clerk of Courts attention Rodney Bruce, Supervisor, Dade County Courthouse Room 135 and also Use delivery with tracking.
LOST NOTE: The Court requires an Indemnity Bond for any Lost Note.
Submission of Evidence: At least five business days prior to the evidentiary hearing/non-jury trial, each side must: Click below on Evidentiary Process for Step by Step instructions.
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All Zoom Links are emailed 7 days prior to the hearing to whomever is on the service list
Inquiries may be directed to the Bailiff, Jorge Gomez at 305-349-7049 or
Email the Judicial Assistant: Leslie Ortiz-Hodges at: firstname.lastname@example.org;
Notice Judge Peter R. Lopez and Staff will be on Annual leave from December 17, 2022, till January 2, 2023Chambers will be Closed, and ALL Motion Calendars have been Cancelled.
All Emergencies are being handled by their own division Judges. Should you have an Emergency, Upload your motion through Court Map under Emergency Motions. Should you need Immediate assistance please call 305-349-7049 or email the Judicial Assistant: email@example.comThank you and Happy Holidays
Notice Before Hearing:
7 Business Days
Files at Hearing:
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.