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Sunday, July 14, 2024

Judicial Section Details

Spencer Eig

  • Division: Circuit Civil
  • Section: CA 11
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7131
  • Room: DCC 414
  • Judicial Assistant: Varela Wong, Yanet

 

Judicial Assistant E-mail: yvarelawong@jud11.flcourts.org

Courtroom: 4-4

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:
All hearings are to be scheduled via courtMAP.  If a hearing is scheduled as an "in-person" hearing type, the hearing will be held at the Dade County Courthouse, Courtroom 4-4; and, if the hearing is scheduled as a "Zoom" hearing type, the hearing will be held via the Zoom platform, which is free to you.  A Zoom link will be created by the Court upon scheduling of the virtual hearing.  Parties may participate by video or by calling the phone number listed in the invitation.  Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so the judge can administer the oath.

SELF-REPRESENTED PERSONS:
Lay persons are required to follow the Florida e-Portal instructions for e-filing and e-service of documents.  See here, Florida e-Filing Portal.

For setting hearings, a self-represented person is also responsible for doing so via courtMAP.  See here, courtMAP.  If you resolve your matter prior to hearing, please cancel it by e-mailing the judge’s judicial assistant.  The parties will not be able to cancel a special set hearing directly through courtMAP.

COURTESY COPY SUBMISSIONS:
For Motion Calendar and Special Set hearings that are non-evidentiary and require thirty (30) minutes or less, please submit courtesy copies via courtMAP under “Supporting Documents” immediately upon scheduling hearing.  Parties wishing to submit a response to a matter must e-file said response with the Clerk of Courts and submit the response via courtMAP to chambers under “Supporting Documents,” at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing date.

For Special Set evidentiary hearings that require forty-five (45) minutes or longer, parties must coordinate delivery of hard copies with chambers and deliver same at least ten (10) days prior to the scheduled hearing date.  To coordinate delivery, please email Judicial Assistant at yvarelawong@jud11.flcourts.org.

MANDATORY CASE MANAGEMENT PROCEDURES:
In compliance with Florida Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 20-23A12 (11th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order 21-09) (see here, Admin Order 21-09), lawyers and litigants are required to follow the procedures outlined below:

 Click here for Civil Division Case Management Unit

A.     For cases filed BEFORE APRIL 30, 2021, you MUST submit Joint Case Management Report and proposed Case Management Order via courtMAP under “Proposed Orders.”

B.     DO NOT submit a Joint Case Management Report and proposed Case Management 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; or
             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.

Click here for Admin Order 21-09
Click here for Supreme Court Admin Order AOSC20-23 (Amendment 10)

D.     If your case was filed ON OR AFTER APRIL 30, 2021, the Court will issue a Case Management Order with prescribed timelines.

CALENDAR CALLS:
Calendar Call for Jury Trials will be held via the Zoom platform.  Jury trials are being held in person. Non-Jury Trials, other than Foreclosures, will be decided on a case-by-case basis.  Foreclosure trials will be held via Zoom.

FWOP & CMC (CASE MANAGEMENT CONFERENCES):
FWOP - will be held via the Zoom platform.  All parties must appear regardless of filing written Showing Good Cause.

CMC – to schedule a CMC, please file a petition/motion for case management conference outlining issues to be heard at the CMC and ensure it appears on the Clerk of Court's docket.  Once the petition/motion is filed and it appears on the Clerk of Court’s docket, same may be set for hearing directly via courtMAP.

SUBMISSIONS OF ORIGINAL NOTES:
DO NOT FILE ORIGINAL LOAN DOCUMENTS.  The original note/loan documents are to be delivered to Clerk of Courts attention Mr. Rodney Bruce, Supervisor, Dade County Courthouse, 73 West Flagler Street, Room 135, Miami, FL 33130; and it is also encouraged to use a delivery method with tracking.

LOST NOTE:  The Court requires an Indemnity Bond for any Lost Note.

MOTIONS FOR SUBSTITUTION OF COUNSEL OR WITHDRAWAL:
If you are submitting an order on a Stipulation for Substitution of Counsel, you must file the written Consent of the client.  Additionally, the name and Florida bar number of the substituted attorney must be included within the body of the proposed order.

 
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, 1982
  • Juris Doctor, University of Georgia, 1985
  • Circuit Court Judge, 2005
  • Spencer Eig, P.A., 1999-2005
  • United States Department of Justice, 1989-1999
JudgeSectionRoomTelephone
Butchko Sanchez, Beatrice CA 22 DCC 400305-349-7082
Fajardo Orshan, Ariana CA 32 DCC 416305-349-7029
Rodriguez, M Jose CA 15, CA 46, CA 42 DCC 405305-349-7109
Ruiz, Mavel CA 04 DCC 412305-349-7101
  • Motion Calendar
  • Foreclosure Motion Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Emergency Motions
  • Notices for Trial
  • Trials
  • Case Management Conference

Type: Open

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Calendar Days

Files at Hearing: None

DayTimeCapFromTo
Tuesday9:30 AM153/11/24 
Tuesday10:30 AM153/11/24 
Tuesday11:30 AM103/11/24 
Thursday2:30 PM152/05/24 
Hearing Documents 
Admin Order re Establishing Requirements for Index No to Orders and NOH (No. 22-02)View
Admin Order re Ex Parte Motions to Compel Discovery in Civil Cases (No. 06-09)View
Order on Motion to Withdraw (DIV 11)View

To schedule a Motion Calendar hearing, please refer to the on-line scheduling system (courtMAP).  See here, courtMAP.  Tuesday Motion Calendar is held virtually via Zoom and Thursday Motion Calendar is held in-person at the Dade County Courthouse, Room 4-4.  The moving party MUST coordinate the date/time with opposing counsel based on the Court's availability, which is found on courtMAP.  Please ensure that the petition/motion to be heard has been e-filed and appears on the Clerk of Court's docket before scheduling hearing.  Cases need only to be placed on calendar once, however, multiple petitions/motions may be heard/attached to the single submission through courtMAP.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Motions to Dismiss AND motions and/or objections relating to discovery disputes shall not be placed on the Motion Calendar as said motions shall be specially set for hearing on the Court’s Special Set calendar.

The setting party shall file a Notice of Hearing, inclusive of the full title of pleading that is being set, the Docket Index Number for said pleading, and the Zoom link, via ePortal and serve same upon all necessary parties.

 Please submit courtesy copies via courtMAP under “Supporting Documents” immediately upon scheduling hearing.  Parties wishing to submit a response to a matter must e-file said response with the Clerk of Courts and submit the response via courtMAP to chambers under “Supporting Documents,” at least ten (10) days prior to the hearing date.

To cancel a Motion Calendar hearing, please do so directly via courtMAP and notify all parties.

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