Lawrence D. King

  • Division: County Civil
  • Section: SD 04
  • Court Location: South Dade Justice Center
  • Address: 10710 S.W. 211 ST Miami, FL 33189
  • Phone: (305) 252-5850
  • Room: SDJC 2501
  • Judicial Assistant: Arregui, Isdalis L

 
County Judge: County Civil 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. 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.

SMALL CLAIMS PRE-TRIAL TELEPHONIC HEARING PROCEDURES BEGINNING MARCH 30, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT SMALL CLAIMS PRE-TRIALS WILL NO LONGER BE HEARD IN PERSON AT THIS TIME. EACH HEARING MAY  BE INDIVIDUALLY SET BY  TELEPHONIC AND/OR ZOOM VIDEO CONFERENCING. THESE ARE THE HEARING PROCEDURES BEGINNING MARCH 30, 2020 UNTIL FURTHER ORDER OF THE COURT THE COURTS ARE UP, WORKING AND RUNNING AND  WE ARE COMMITTED TO ALLOWING ACCESS TO THE COURTS BY TELEHONE OR ZOOM PHONE CONFERENCING,

WE ARE MINDFUL THAT WE NEED TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE AND HEALTHY TO MINIMIZE THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION OF CORONAVIRUS. PRE-TRIAL CALENDARS ARE SCHEDULED FOR A LARGE GROUP OF CASES AT ONE TIME. WE ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW THE RULES IMPOSED BY THE GOVERNMENT WHICH INCLUDE “SOCIAL DISTANCING” AND SUBSTANTIALLY MINIMIZING THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE PERMITTED TO BE GATHERED IN ONE AREA. IN ORDER TO COMPLY WITH THOSE MANDATES, BELOW ARE THE PROCEDURES IN PLACE AT THIS TIME FOR SMALL CLAIMS PRE-TRIAL HEARINGS.
IF YOU HAVE A SMALL CLAIMS PRE-TRIAL HEARING SCHEDULED FOR TODAY, IT WILL NOT BE HEARD AT THIS TIME IN PERSON.
IF YOU HAVE AN ATTORNEY, PLEASE HAVE YOUR ATTORNEY CONTACT THE OTHER SIDE TO DISCUSS THIS MATTER.
IF YOU ARE UNREPRESENTED BY AN ATTORNEY, YOU HAVE THE FOLLOWING OPTIONS:
THE ATTORNEY FOR THE OTHER PARTY MIGHT HAVE SENT YOU A LETTER ASKING IF YOU WANT TO SETTLE AND RESOLVE YOUR CASE WITHOUT A HEARING. IF YOU WANT TO DO SO, REVIEW THE TERMS OF THAT DOCUMENT CAREFULLY, MAKE SURE YOU UNDERSTAND IT AND SIGN WHERE STATED AND MAIL IT BACK TO THE ATTORNEY. THE ATTORNEY WILL THEN NOTIFY THE COURT AND YOU WILL RECEIVE AN ORDER DISMISSING YOUR CASE WITHOUT A HEARING.
OR
WRITE A LETTER ADDRESSED REQUESTING A PHONE OR VIDEO CONFERENCE HEARING TO THE CLERK’S OFFICE AND IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU REGISTER WITH THE E-FILING PORTAL AT WWW.JUD11.FLCOURTS.ORG AND STATE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN YOUR LETTER:

YOUR NAME
               YOUR CASE NUMBER AND NAME OF YOUR CASE
YOUR REQUEST TO RE-SET YOUR PRE-TRIAL HEARING BY PHONE LANGUAGE NEEDED IF INTERPRETER NEEDED – PLEASE HAVE SOMEONE AVAILABLE TO ASSIST AS ONE MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE
YOUR PHONE NUMBER
YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS IF YOU HAVE ONE
YOUR FULL MAILING ADDRESS

IF YOU ARE AN ATTORNEY:
           IF YOU HAVE AN AGREED ORDER, SUBMIT YOUR MOTION OR STIPULATION BY E-FILING AND YOUR PROPOSED ORDER BY COURT MAP
                FROM THIS TIME ON UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE OF THE COURT – PREPARE AND SEND DEFENDANT A PROPOSED SETTLEMENT STIPULATION UPON FILING OF THE COMPLAINT. IF YOU RESOLVE THE CASE, SEND THE ORDER OF DISMISSAL VIA COURT MAP.
                IF THE CASE IS NOT RESOLVED YOU MAY:
REQUEST A COURT HEARING. CONSULT THE JUDGE’S WEBSITE FOR FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS ON SCHEDULING

 
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Florida, 1978
  • JD, Nova University, 1987
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1988
  • Private Practice, Civil Litigation-Insurance Defense, Walton Lantaff Schroeder Carson, P.A., 1992 - 1997
  • Dube & Wright, P.A., 1990 - 1992
  • Anderson Moss Russo & Cohen, 1988 - 1990
  • Law Clerk, Fla. Third District of Appeal, Honorable Thomas Barkdull, Jr., 1988
  • Count Court Judge, 1998 - Present
 
11th Judicial Circuit of Florida
For Immediate Release
March 26, 2020
COVID-19 ADVISORY #12

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 20-04 EXTENDS POSTPONEMENT
OF NON-MISSION CRITICAL COURT PROCEEDINGS THROUGH APRIL 17TH, AND SUSPENSION OF TIME LIMITS AND DEADLINES THROUGH APRIL 20TH.
The Honorable Bertila Soto, Chief Judge of the Miami-Dade Courts, has issued Administrative Order (AO) 20-04, extending the postponement established in AO 20-03 of all non-emergency court proceedings, except emergency and mission-critical court matters, through Friday, April 17, 2020. However, non-emergency court proceedings will commence once a remote appearance technology platform is implemented, which will allow court proceedings to take place without in-person appearance.
Emergency and mission critical court matters are defined in AO 20-04, attached. All filings related to emergency and mission critical court matters will be accepted by the Clerk of Courts.
Also pursuant to AO 20-04, all time limits and deadlines set by judicial order and/or authorized by rule and statute applicable to: civil (including circuit and county), family, domestic violence, dependency, probate, small claims, traffic, bond forfeiture, and appellate proceedings are further suspended until the close of business day on Monday, April 20, 2020.
For clarification, the suspension of time limits and deadlines began on the close of business day Friday, March 13, 2020 and is now extended through the close of business day Monday, April 20, 2020.
Any deadlines falling within the time period listed above shall be extended 38 days* from the original deadline (*the sum total of days extended in AOs 20-03 and 20-04).
These temporary emergency procedures are established to minimize the need for persons to appear in court, in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus disease COVID-19. The time period for these emergency procedures may be further extended based on guidance from public health and government authorities and in coordination with the Florida Supreme Court. Future updates will be provided as needed.

Pursuant to prior AOs and this AO 20-04, all court facilities remain closed to the public except for those individuals attending emergency or mission-critical court matters through Friday, April 17, 2020.
Please continue to visit our website www.jud11.flcourts.org and social media @miamidadecourts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for future updates.
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Motion Calendar
  • TO SCHEDULE A MOTION CALENDAR HEARING: (SELECT THE DATE FROM THE COURT'S AVAILABILITY (FOUND ON CourtMAP)  Motion Calendar days, Tuesday-Wednesday and Thursday at 9:30, 10:00 and 10:30 a.m.The moving party MUST coordinate the date/time with opposing counsel based on the Court's availability (found on CourtMap).

  • SUBMIT YOUR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS (filed motion, etc) when creating the event( setting the hearing) on CourtMAP.  Once a green "success" message appears, the hearing has made the calendar.

  • 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.

  • ALL MOTIONS MAY BE HEARD ON MOTION CALENDAR EXCEPT:  Motion to Determine Rent, Motion to Strike Defendant's Answer,  Motion for Sanctions, Motion for Rehearing and/or Reconsideration  Motions in Limine, Summary Judgment Motions,  Attorney Fee Hearings, Evidentiary Hearings and Motion to Continue Jury Trial.

  • MOTION TO DETERMINE RENT AND MOTION TO STRIKE (LLAT CASES): Motion to Determine Rent and Motion to Strike Defendant's Anwser MUST first be submitted to my Judicial Assistant by e-mail to ilarregui@jud11.flcourts.org before setting on calendar, Please DO NOT schedule on Motion Calendar as they will not be heard. 

  • MOTION FOR RECONSIDERATION/ REHEARING AND MOTION FOR SANCTIONS: Motions for Reconsideration and / or Rehearing and Motion for Sanctions MUST first be submitted to my Judicial Assistant by e-mail to ilarregui@jud11.flcourts.org before setting on calendar, Please DO NOT schedule on Motion Calendar as they will not be heard. 

  • MOTION TO CONTINUE JURY TRIAL:  Motions to Continue Trial will NOT be heard at Motion Calendar but rather addressed at Calendar Call, Please DO NOT schedule on Motion Calendar as they will not be heard. 

  • TELEPHONIC APPEARANCES:  A motion for telephonic appearance, along with the Court's form order must be submitted for the Court's approval via proposed order option on CourtMAP.

  • DO NOT eCourtesy Notice of Hearing, just E-File

  • Notices of cancellation shall be faxed to chambers at (305) 252-5876 prior to the scheduled hearing

  • To check on the status of a case, please log on to: http://www2.miami-dadeclerk.com/civil/Search.aspx 

This Section is now using courtMAP and document submissions are no longer available via eCourtesy.

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