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Saturday, January 16, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Carroll J. Kelly

  • Division: County Domestic Violence
  • Section: 57
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-5703
  • Room: CHC 1650
  • Judicial Assistant: Rosenstein, Emily

Judicial Assignment History

 
Administrative Judge: County Domestic Violence 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. Court hearings in your case are held remotely via video or phone conference 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. You do not need to download anything or set up an account to participate. Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so the judge can administer the oath.

Please contact chambers at erosenstein@jud11.flcourts.org with your email address and case number to allow the court to send you an email containing a Zoom link and instructions.

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Parties should adhere to the following guidelines for Hearings via Zoom (SEE DOCUMENTS FOR FULL LIST):
     This is not a meeting. This is a court hearing. Dress and behave as if you were attending court in person. Pay attention to the time, as there are likely other hearings following yours and the hearing will need to conclude on time.
     Check in 20 minutes before your hearing to ensure that your technology will work and ensure you are ready to proceed on time.
     At the start of the hearing all participants will be in a virtual waiting room, and the parties, counsel, and any court reporter, will be admitted in the virtual hearing by the presiding judge upon the start of the hearing.
     Please “rename” yourself on Zoom to show your actual name, so you can be readily identified by others for your hearing.
     Any witnesses will be left in the waiting room until such time as they are “called” to testify, at which point they will be admitted to the virtual hearing room.
     If at any point in a hearing an attorney needs to confer with his/her client separately, they may advise the Court and the presiding judge (if appropriate) will open a “breakout room” and assign the attorney and party to the breakout room for them to have their conversation outside of the presence of the Court and other participants. Similarly, if counsel for all parties need/want to speak together with the Judge without the parties present, they may make such a request and (if appropriate) the Court will open a “breakout room” for that conversation to occur, akin to how counsel may meet with a Judge in chambers prior to a traditional in-person hearing.
      Parties will be able to use the “chat” feature to communicate directly with their counsel, but be sure to select only the person to whom you wish to chat, or else you will risk sharing your chat with all participants – including the other side and the Judge.
     The same rules which apply to a hearing in person before the Court, also apply to a video hearing through Zoom.
     No minor children are permitted to attend or be present in the room where any participant is attending the virtual hearing via Zoom. Persons with minor children of the action in the same building where the participant is appearing should take all reasonable steps to insure the minor children are not exposed to the proceedings. Participants may wish to use earbuds or headphones. 
     When speaking, remember to look directly at the webcam, not at the screen. Position the camera at eye level or slightly above eye level and be mindful of what is behind you as everyone participating in the hearing will be able to see.
      Check the lighting. Light from a window behind you might blind the camera, making you look dark. Light above you in the center of a room might also cast shadows. Ideally, position a lamp, or sit facing a window, where light is directly on your face.
     Participants should speak one at a time and pause prior to speaking in case there is any audio/video lag for any other participant(s).
     Participants are encouraged to mute themselves when not speaking in order to avoid any potential background noise.
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  • Bachelor of Arts, St. Lawrence University, 1984
  • Honors - Dean's List, New York State Regents Scholar
  • JD, University of Miami, 1989
  • Honors - Iron Arrow, Bar & Gavel, Roger Sorino Award, PAD Scholarship, President of the Student Bar Association, Marshall Award, Student Bar Association Award, Florida Association for Women Lawyers Scholarship
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1989
  • County Court Judge, 1998
  • Previous Division - Criminal
  • Fine, Jacobson, Schwartz, Nash, Block & England
  • Floyd, Pearson, Richman, Greer, Weil, Brumbaugh & Mirabito
 
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. Court hearings in your case are held remotely via video or phone conference 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, iPad, or computer. 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 contact chambers at erosenstein@jud11.flcourts.org with your email address and case number to allow the court to send you an email containing a Zoom link and instructions.
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