Saturday, January 16, 2021

Judicial Section Details

Yvonne Colodny

  • Division: Circuit Probate
  • Section: PMH 05
  • Court Location: Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse
  • Address: 175 N.W. 1st AVE Miami, FL 33128
  • Phone: (305) 349-7117
  • Room: CHC 1123
  • Judicial Assistant: Sanders, Nekeisha

Judicial Assignment History

Administrative Judge: Circuit Probate Division



As of September 1, 2020, filings of petitions with proposed orders in courtMap must include established checklist certification forms as supporting documents with your submissions.   A list of existing checklists can be found on our circuit website in the Probate Corner, along with the corresponding Administrative Memorandum.  See https://www.jud11.flcourts.org/Probate-Checklists. This procedure has been enacted to prevent frequently defective submissions and the resulting repeated rejections which cause unnecessary labor by the court.

The checklist certification forms must be filed through the e-filing portal and also uploaded as a supporting document to the petition through CourtMap. Failure to include the checklist certification form will result in summary rejection of your submission. 
Please be aware that the checklist contains a certification of compliance which must be signed by the lawyer.  If you cannot certify compliance with the requirements listed on the checklist, set the matter for a special set hearing. Call chambers if you have any questions related to this matter. Read the certification carefully.  You will be held accountable under the law if the court finds that your certification was inaccurate.

Division 05 does not have a Motion Calendar, all hearings are set in the Special Set folder.

All hearings will be conducted by Zoom. 
Please download the Zoom application, which you may use for free, at https://zoom.us/.  
Please adhere to Administrative Memo for Evidentiary Hearings during the Pandemic.
Once your request for a hearing via Zoom is received and approved, you will receive an Outlook invitation for your scheduled hearing.  Please do not call the Judicial Assistant. This information will be sent to you automatically.  If you do not receive an invitation for the hearing via Outlook within 24 hours prior to your hearing start time, do contact chambers.
Store the link provided in the invitation on your computer calendar and log in at the appointed time.  You must also share the link with your clients, opposing counsel, or any interested parties who do not appear on the service list.
You may appear telephonically or via video on Zoom, unless you expect to render sworn testimony.  In such a case, you must appear by video.
If you are aware that an interested party, or someone who is required to appear does not have access to necessary technologies, please cancel the hearing because the court will not proceed under those circumstances.
Please remember to be patient with all parties as we become accustomed to this new way of operating.  You are expected and required to observe proper decorum and procedure as in any other court appearance.



Transfer Calendars are heard by Administrative Judge Yvonne Colodny.  Transfer motions must be heard by the Administrative Judge, not the assigned Division Judge.  The e-filed Motion to Transfer must appear on the docket prior to scheduling the hearing. 

To schedule a hearing, please call Judge Colodny's Judicial Assistant, Nikki, at 305.349.7117.

Agreed/Proposed Orders for Transfer Calendar should be submitted via email to nsanders@jud11.flcourts.org.


Please note that accounting fees will not be waived unless an affidavit of indigency has been filed with the Clerk of Courts.  The Clerk of Court will review the affidavit to determine if the petitioner qualifies.  The Clerk makes that determination.  If they find that petitioner does not qualify for indigent status, accounting fees must be paid.  Indicate in your petition whether the Clerk has made the finding.


The following vendor(s) are approved to provide the non-professional education courses beginning Wednesday, December 3, 2020: (1) Guardianship Program of Dade County  and (2) Courses ap

Cueto, E Jorge PMH 01 CHC 1118305-349-7135
Hirsch, Milton PMH 06 CHC 1120305-349-6108
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial
  • Special Sets
  • Emergency Petitions

Most proposed orders with required supporting documents should be submitted under this tab.  The case manager will review your submission for accuracy and legal sufficiency, and either reject your submission if it fails review or forward it to the judge for signature.

If the matter has been heard by the court, include the words “post hearing” in the title of your proposed order.  That signals to the case manager that the court has considered and ruled upon any issues during the hearing.

Generally, agreed orders are those resulting from adverse parties coming to a concurrence about a particular issue.  “Agreed” does not mean that all parties on one side of an issue have concurred.  An example would be when all beneficiaries agree to a particular matter.  Even when that occurs, your proposed order must be submitted under the proposed order tab for case manager review.  Only submit agreed orders meeting this definition under the Agreed Order tab.

Your petitions and supporting documents must be filed and appear on the docket prior to submitting any proposed orders.  You must either set the matter for hearing if need be, or submit your petitions, supporting documents and proposed orders via courtMap.

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

courtMAP is a new online Management and Access Platform built upon technology infrastructure from Broward’s Court Management System.

courtMAP combines eCourtesy with online scheduling, online notification/confirmation, and allows judges to create and e-File orders. courtMAP also allows parties to self-schedule their case events - motion calendar, special sets, and trials - and attach the documentation previously submitted via eCourtesy.

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