**OCTOBER, 2021 UPDATE**
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*
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 conducted live/in person.
Notice Before Hearing:
10 Calendar Days
Files at Hearing:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR 30 MINUTES OR LESS
Matters of thirty (30) minutes or less will be heard every Friday 9:00 am. If opposing counsel does not appear by 9:15 am the Court may proceed to hear the matter ex-parte. You must give opposing counsel at least five (5) days written notice. A response to the Motion shall be filed and sent to the Court by CourtMAP under the Special Sets 30 Minutes date and opposing counsel at least five (5) days prior to hearing. (A response is required) You must make a good faith effort to resolve the matter prior to filing the motion and file a written certificate with the motion.
Please do not set Evidentiary Hearings on this calendar.
A copy of the motion, notice of hearing (indicating amount of time requested and any memo MUST be sent to the Judge by CourtMAP under supporting documents at the same time it is e-filed to the Court and sent to opposing counsel or the hearing will be rejected and the matter will not be heard. You do not need to submit the Special Set Request Form.
To cancel a hearing please file a Notice of Cancellation with the Clerk of Court and to all parties then fax to chambers the Notice of Cancellation to 305-349-7256
Please do not send binders. We do not take hard copies, not even case law. Everything must be submitted through CourtMAP.
Motions for Clarification, Rehearing, Reconsideration: Submit a Proposed Order with supporting documents via CourtMAP. Court will review and rule on the papers and/or advise if a hearing should be set.
Please be aware that certain items are prohibited on courthouse premises. If any listed prohibited item is detected to be in your possession when entering a court facility, you will be asked to exit the facility to secure the item elsewhere or dispose of it, before being allowed entry into the facility.