Judge Jose Rodriguez and his staff will be out of the office commencing December 20-31, 2021. The office will reopen on January 3, 2022. Emergencies for this division are being handled remotely. Please submit your emergency through Courtmap under the Emergency Motion tab. All motion calendars have been cancelled during these dates. Foreclosure sales have also been cancelled through December 31, 2021.
**OCTOBER, 2021 UPDATE**
NEW MANDATORY CASE MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES- EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY
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.
Word versions of the Case Management Report and Order are located below under the DOCUMENTS tab.
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: Please do not deliver original loan documents in advance of a hearing or trial unless you are instructed to do so by the Court.
Notice of Lack of Prosecution & Order to Appear (FWOP): Absent a resolution of the case in its entirety or a Court Order, parties are required to appear regardless of filings. *FWOP calendars are held via Zoom*
Please make sure to get a sale date from the Judicial Assistant before submit your Order/Judgment. The Judge will not sign an Order/Judgment if there is a blank line. It will be rejected.
IF YOU ARE SUBMITTING A PROPOSED ORDER IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE JUDGE'S RULING FROM A HEARING THAT WAS SCHEDULED AND HEARD, YOU MUST STATE THE DATE OF THE HEARING ON THE PROPOSED ORDER OR THE JUDGE WILL REJECT IT.
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.
All motion calendars, case management, special sets, calendar call and Non-Jury Trials will be conducted through the Zoom platform. All Jury Trials will be conduct live/in person.
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.
Notice Before Hearing:
10 Calendar Days
Files at Hearing:
* Motion Calendars will be heard on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays at 8:15 a.m.
To SET a Motion:
To set a motion calendar hearing, select the date from the Court's show availability (found on courtMAP).
Submit your supporting documents (notice, filed motion, etc.) when creating the event (setting the hearing) on courtMAP. If the Motion is not submitted the hearing will not be heard. DO NOT create multiple events (set multiple hearings) on any one case.
Once a green "Success" message appears, the hearing has made calendar.
THE MOVANT MUST CONFER WITH ALL PARTIES' REGARDING THEIR AVAILABILITY WHEN SCHEDULING THE DATE OF THE MOTION
DO NOT SET STATUS CONFERENCES OR CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES. They will not be heard. Submit the appropriate motion instead.
IMPORTANT: Although the movant and the parties listed on the service list will receive an email indicating that a hearing has been set, a notice of hearing will not automatically generate. The movant MUST e-file the notice of hearing via the e-portal system and through CourtMAP.
**The Court will not hear more than one (1) motion per case per motion calendar.**
* No joining motions or Cross Notices - Only 1 motion will be heard. Motion Calendar is for 5 minutes only.
* Motion to Withdraw and Motion for Continuance of Trial MUST be set on the Motion calendar.
To CANCEL a motion calendar hearing:
Only the moving party can cancel the hearing. The moving party must file a notice of cancellation with the Clerk and then cancel the hearing through CourtMAP.