Sunday, January 24, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Rosa C. Figarola

  • Division: Circuit Probate
  • Section: PMH 03
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-7086
  • Room: CHC 1116
  • Judicial Assistant: Phillips, Sheila

Judicial Assignment History

Circuit Judge: Circuit Probate Division


Coronavirus/COVID-19:   Courthouses are closed for in-person hearings and trials based on public health advisories at the direction of the Florida Supreme Court.  Changes to this directive will be announced when applicable. 

We have transitioned to Virtual Courtrooms to meet the present needs.  Court hearings will take place by video using the Zoom platform or by phone conference.  You will receive an email from the Court with the information  needed to connect.  To participate by video, you must click on the weblink you received in the email invitation at the scheduled time for your hearing.  If you cannot, or do not wish to participate using the Zoom platform, you may call the phone number listed in the invitation to participate by phone.  You may familiarize yourself with the Zoom platform online.  There is no costs to you to download the platform if you choose to do so however you do not need to download anything or set up an account in order to participate in a zoom hearing.

Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so the judge can administer the oath.

Please remember that supporting documents must be uploaded to CourtMAP at least 48  hours once your hearing request is approved.  If supporting documents is not uploaded, your hearing is submit to cancellation.  Please do not email your documents to the judicial assistant.  If you resolve your matter, please cancel the hearing in CourtMAP.  If you do not have access to CourtMAP, cancel the hearing by emailing Ms. Shelia Phillips, the judicial assistant at SPhillips@jud11.flcourts.org

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Miami, 1979
  • JD, University of Miami, 1982
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1983
  • Trial Lawyer, Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, 1982 - 1988
  • Appellate Lawyer, Miami-Dade Public Defender's Office, 1988 - 2000
  • County Court Judge, 2000 - 2011
  • Circuit Court Judge, 2011 - Present
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial
  • Special Sets
  • Emergency Petitions

As of March 16, 2020, all proposed orders must be submitted via courtMap.
Supporting documents (i.e.: petitions, motions, affidavits, cover letters, etc.) must always be submitted in support of your proposed order. 
If you are submitting a proposed order after a hearing, you must submit a cover letter that includes the hearing details and the Court's oral ruling. 
When submitting your proposed order, the title of the order must be typed in the title box provided by courtMAP,

*NOTE: courtMAP automatically adds the case style, order title, judge's signature block and the “Done and Ordered” language to the order.  
*Do not submit proposed orders on matters that are contested and/or already set for hearing.

To check the status of a proposed order
Please log on to courtMAP and access the workbench folder.  A list of all pending, approved and rejected submissions appear in the workbench folder. 

Please note that if a case has been dismissed or closed due to inactivity, pleadings needed to administer the Estate must be filed contemporaneously with the filing of a Petition to Reopen the case.  

Below is the link to all the training videos for courtMAP: 

No walk in's motions/pleadings and proposed orders are allowed

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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