Please be aware that due to growing concerns about the safety of
our community and the spread of the Coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, the
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse is closed to the public, except on mission critical
However, our divisions remain open. The Judge and his/her staff
are working and available. We are able to address most matters
remotely via phone conferences and/or COURTMAP and ZOOM.
It is important that
ALL ATTORNEYS AND SELF
REPRESENTED LITIGANTS MUST SIGN UP FOR AN ACCOUNT AT FLORIDA COURTS E-FILING
for filing pleadings or motions with the clerk
Sign up for COURTMAP at
for submitting proposed orders to your assigned Judge
The judges will be using the ZOOM platform for most hearings. It is FREE. If you are unfamiliar with the Zoom platform,
please go to the ZOOM training page website to learn how to access the platform
Please refer to the drop-down boxes to the right of the screen for
clear instructions on how to proceed for specific types of
Notice Before Hearing:
7 Business Days
Files at Hearing:
REMOTE 5 MINUTE MOTION CALENDAR
Motion Calendar will be held for NON-EVIDENTIARY matters every
Wednesday @ 9:30 A.M.
This calendar will be heard via ZOOM.
ONLY ONE (1) motion per case will be heard.
Instructions for setting:
On the E-FILING PORTAL, file the Motion with any exhibits. Include 11thFC18@jud11.flcourts.org in all filings.
On the E-FILING PORTAL, E-SERVE the opposing side with your filing.
On COURTMAP, coordinate with opposing party and select the date to have the motion heard. Once a date is agreed upon you may set the hearing using in the Motion Calendar slot. As supporting documents, attach the motion and any responses with an e-file stamp.
On COURTMAP also include as supporting documents a Notice of Hearing. The notice of hearing must be filed with the Clerk at least 7 business days prior to the hearing, not including the day of the hearing. PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT ALL NOTICES NOT FILED IN A TIMELY MANNER WILL BE REJECTED.
The Judge will rule on 5-minute motions without
the need for a hearing when possible. Unless you receive an order ruling on the motion, you must be available
on the selected date and time for one hour as the Judge will be calling motions
one at a time.