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:
INSTRUCTIONS FOR 30 MINUTES OR LESS
Matters of thirty (30) minutes or less will be heard every Friday commencing at 9:00 am on a first come, first heard. You may sign in as early as 8:45 am. You need not have a “team” to sign in. 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 ten (10) 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) Motions for summary judgment require at least twenty (20) days written notice. 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.
For telephonic appearances: Please call chambers 3-4 days before the hearing to leave your call in number and the name of the attorney appearing telephonically. Telephone hearings are done at the end of the calendar.