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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Judicial Section Details

Scott M. Bernstein

  • Division: Circuit Family
  • Section: FC 28
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5744
  • Room: CHC 2815
  • Judicial Assistant: Schwarz, Debra

Judicial Assignment History

 
Administrative Judge: Circuit Family Division

 

Please be aware that due to growing concerns about the safety of our community and the spread of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse is closed to the public, except on mission critical matters. 

However, our divisions remain open. The Judge and his/her staff are working and available.   We are able to address most matters remotely via phone conferences and/or COURTMAP and ZOOM. 

It is important that  ALL ATTORNEYS AND SELF REPRESENTED LITIGANTS MUST SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AT FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING PORTAL AT
https://www.myflcourtaccess.com/ for filing pleadings or motions with the clerk and sign up for COURTMAP at https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Programs-and-Services/Online-Services/
for submitting proposed orders to your assigned Judge. 

The judges will be using the ZOOM platform for most hearings.  It is FREE.  If you are unfamiliar with the Zoom platform, please go to the ZOOM training page website to learn how to access the platform for use.   

Zoom training page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206618765-Zoom-Video-Tutorials
Zoom Live Training page: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/360029527911

We ask you to assist us by learning how to utilize ZOOM and your patience with us as we learn along with you.  We are committed to the continued delivery of justice in the face of this pandemic.


Please refer to the drop-down boxes to the right of the screen for clear instructions on how to proceed for specific types of calendars.

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. The Eleventh Judicial Circuit wants you safe at home. 

We are establishing Virtual Courtrooms. Court hearings in your case that we can hold remotely via video or phone conference will be held on the Zoom platform, which is free to you. You will receive an email from the Court if we are proceeding with your hearing with the information you need to connect.  To participate by video, you must click on the weblink you received in the email invitation at the time your hearing is scheduled or call the phone number listed in the invitation to participate by phone. You do not need to download anything or set up an account in order for you 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 wait until a day before your scheduled hearing for the court to send you an email containing a Zoom link and instructions.  If you resolve your matter, please cancel it in CourtMAP or, if you have no access to CourtMAP, by calling the judge’s judicial assistant.

Evidence Instrucitons

Supplemental Affidavit for Dissolution of Marriage

Supplemental Affidavit for Paternity

 

 

 

JudgeSectionRoomTelephone
Multack, Spencer FC 17 CHC 2826305-349-5729
Ruiz Cohen, Samantha FC 33 CHC 2222305-349-6240
Shapiro, S Bernard FC 18 CHC 2214305-349-5753
  • Motion Calendar
  • UCD Calendar
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Calendar Days

Files at Hearing: None

DayTimeCapFromTo
Tuesday1:30 PMNone10/31/12 

REMOTE 5 MINUTE MOTION CALENDAR 

Motion Calendar will be held for NON-EVIDENTIARY matters every Tuesday @  1:30 pm. This calendar will be heard via phone conference AND/OR ZOOM.

Instructions for setting:
On the E-FILING PORTAL, file the Motion with any exhibits. Include 11thFC28@jud11.flcourts.org in all filings. 

On the E-FILING PORTAL, E-SERVE the opposing side with your filing.

On COURTMAP, coordinate with opposing party and select the date to have the motion heard.Once a date is agreed upon you may set the hearing using in the Motion Calendar slot. As supporting documents, attach the motion and any responses with an e-file stamp.

On COURTMAP also include as supporting documents a Notice of Hearing.The notice of hearing must be filed with the Clerk at least 7 business days prior to the hearing, not including the day of the hearing.  PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL NOTICES NOT FILED IN A TIMELY MANNER WILL BE REJECTED.

The Judge will rule on 5-minute motions without the need for a hearing when possible.  Unless you receive an order ruling on the motion, you must be available on the selected date and time for one hour as the Judge will be calling motions one at a time.

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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