Celeste H. Muir

  • Division: Circuit Probate
  • Section: PMH 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

Judicial Assignment History

 
Circuit Judge: Circuit Probate Division

 

 

Alternate Judge:  The Hon. Rosa Figarola

Hearings in 04 Cases:

Court hearings for 30 minutes or more can be remote via video or phone conference (most hearings until social distancing or “safer at home” ends will be by conference call).

Before proceeding by phone conference for hearings that will take less than 30 minutes, the  attorney or other person who schedules the hearing with remote access by telephone must have all interested persons, any interpreter or court reporter connected, before calling the court’s conference phone at the time of the scheduled hearing. courtMAP provides access to available times on the judge’s calendar and coordination of hearings with others in the case.  Unless an ex parte matter, hearings will be cancelled and you will need to reschedule, if the necessary persons are not all connected for the hearing.

If you get a busy signal at the time of the scheduled hearing, please be patient, especially on Thursday mornings when ex parte hearings may be scheduled 5 minutes apart.   

The conference call number is 305-349-7192.

Notices of hearing submitted through special set requests should state the telephone number of the individual, not the conference call number, who will be responsible for connecting all needed participants in the hearing to the judge by a call at the time provided in a  notice of  hearing, or as soon thereafter as possible.  

Zoom may be used for evidentiary and longer hearings (minimum 30 minutes) and is a free service. For Zoom hearings,  an email will be sent from the court the day before the hearing with the information that you need to connect at the time of a Zoom “meeting” —by clicking a link on the web or calling in with the phone number and meeting number listed in the invitation (no need to download anything or set up an account in order  to participate in a Zoom hearing).  

All hearings, including emergency hearings, are to be scheduled via courtMAP and the notice of hearing and petition seeking relief should be on the Odyssey docket at the time of the special set request. 

 Self-Represented Persons

Lay persons are required to follow courtMAP instructions for e-filing and e-service and any checklist, rules and statutes and use approved forms (see the 11th Judicial Circuit’s website and probate division site for further instructions, forms, etc.)   The judge’s bailiff and judicial assistant are not able to provide legal advice. Public libraries may provide computer access to information for those who have limited access at home.

For setting hearings, a self-represented person is also responsible for submitting a special set request through courtMAP.

The clerk of court's website should have information regarding petitions for summary administration and for handling small estates.

Emergencies

 
If you have an emergency petition, once it is visible on courtMAP (and the docket) it will be reviewed to determine its urgency.   An emergency proposed order should also be submitted.  See the 11th Judicial Circuit's website, for further instructions for handling emergencies.

Appointment of Guardians Ad Litem, Curators, or Other Fiduciaries from Wheels

Proposed orders with blanks for appointments by the court (for minor settlement, etc., professional guardians, etc.) should be submitted first to the judicial assistant, acrawford@jud11.flcourts.org by email or regular mail.  From a wheel, the name of a person eligible   must be obtained, then called by the judicial assistant  for acceptance of the appointment, before the proposed order can be submitted on courtMAP. 

Mental Health Matters

For any mental health matter, please call the mental health clerk, Janet Salomon, for section 04 at:  305-349-7476. 






 
  • 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, 1975-1985 
  • County Court Judge, 1985
  • Circuit Court Judge, 1990
  • Previous divisions - General Jurisdiction, Criminal, Family
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Proposed Orders
Use only for proposed orders on petitions with  notices of hearing that have been filed with service as required by the Florida Probate Rules, consistent with the judge's rulings and shared with opposing counsel, if any. 

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