Celeste H. Muir

  • Division: Circuit Probate
  • Section: CP 04
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-7105
  • Room: CHC 1120
  • Judicial Assistant: Crawford, Adrienne

Circuit Judge: Circuit Probate Division

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, 1970
  • J.D., Florida State University, 1973
  • Admitted to The Florida Bar, 1973
  • Law Clerk, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 1973-1975 
  • Partner, Brigham, Moore, Muir, Gaylord Schuster & Sachs, 1978-1985 
  • County Court Judge, 1985
  • Circuit Court Judge, 1990
  • Previous divisions - General Jurisdiction, Criminal, Family
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Ex Parte Calendar

Type: Open

Notice Before Hearing: No

Files at Hearing: Electronic

Tuesday8:30 AM 9/05/17 
Thursday8:30 AM 9/07/17 


The ex-parte calendar is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 am., until 11:45 am. This calendar is for attorneys with uncontested matters. There is no limit to the number of matters or attorneys, but those with an appointment scheduled in advance are heard first.  If the time required per petition is more than 5 minutes, please call the judicial assistant to schedule a hearing.

 Unrepresented persons are required to follow the same checklists, rules and statutes as attorneys.

If unrepresented and seeking a court order, you need to prepare a petition, file the petition through the statewide portal,   and then contact the judicial assistant if a hearing is required.  The unrepresented person is also responsible for preparing a notice of hearing on the  petition on the date and time assigned. 

If you have an emergency petition, once it is visible on the docket, call the judicial assistant to have it reviewed to determine its urgency,  and to obtain a date for the matter to be heard. An emergency proposed order should also be submitted on the emergency folder.

The case manager will review the petitions and orders scheduled for the ex parte calendar, and unless there is an issue, the proposed orders will be signed in advance  to avoid the need to attend the scheduled ex parte appointment. 

Attorneys (Florida Bar number required) may register for an Ex Parte Hearing at www.jud11.flcourts.org/Ex-Parte-Hearing.  After registering for an Ex Parte Hearing,  submit the petition and proposed order to eCourtesy, selecting the Ex Parte Calendar Folder, by midnight the day after registering for the Ex Parte Hearing.  Select the “Get Dates” button and then select the specific date of the Ex Parte Hearing from the menu.  If the petition and proposed order have not been submitted by the midnight deadline, counsel will have to walk in the proposed order. 

Unrepresented persons may see the clerk of court's website or see the clerks on the second floor of the Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street,  for information regarding  petitions for summary administration and for handling small estates.

Proposed orders that are needed for a court appointed attorney (minor settlements, etc.) should be submitted to the judicial assistant by email or mail.  Call the judicial assistant as she will call an attorney for acceptance of the appointment from the wheel before the judge could sign.

For any mental health matter, please call the mental health clerk, Janet Salomon, for section 04.