Beatrice Butchko

  • Division: Circuit Civil
  • Section: CA 22
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7082
  • Room: DCC 400
  • Judicial Assistant: Castillo, Dethie

Judicial Assignment History

 
Circuit Judge: Circuit Civil Division
Associate Administrative Judge: Circuit Civil Division

 

**June 3, 2020 COVID-19 DIVISION 22 UPDATE** 
 
THE DADE-COUNTY COURTHOUSE REMAINS CLOSED FOR IN-PERSON HEARINGS AND TRIALS AT THE DIRECTION OF THE FLORIDA SUPREME COURT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.  PURSUANT TO FLORIDA SUPREME COURT AOSC20-23 CIVIL JURY TRIALS REMAIN SUSPENDED THROUGH JULY 2, 2020. (Trials scheduled for June will be rescheduled on a date to be determined.)

Pursuant to Eleventh Judicial Circuit AO 20-05, hearings including evidentiary hearings for the Civil Division including Division 22 shall be conducted via “virtual courtrooms” using the Zoom videoconference platform or via telephone appearance.  To participate, schedule your hearing via courtMap as you normally would.  You will receive a videoconference invitation including "zoom meeting number" from our chambers via email prior to the date of the hearing.  Use the information and link provided to sign in to your virtual hearing.  Remember, you must send the Zoom invitation to any pro se litigant without an email address on the service list via US Mail to allow them to receive Notice of the virtual hearing and the sign in information.

On the day of the hearing, wait patiently in your “Zoom meeting room” until the commencement of your hearing as the judge may be hearing other matters before your case begins.  When your hearing begins remember to unmute your microphone by toggling the microphone icon on the Zoom screen to be heard.   If you wish an official transcript of your hearing you must send the Zoom meeting invitation to your court reporter prior to the date of the hearing.  Please refer to Eleventh Circuit AO 20-07 regarding the use of electronic devices in remote proceedings for specific “dos and don’ts”.

Video appearance is required for any participant whose testimony is necessary so the judge can administer the oath.

Free Zoom tutorials are available at Zoom.us.

Please cancel your hearing in courtMap if you resolve your matter.  If you do not have access to courtMap, cancel the hearing by calling the judge’s chambers.


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COURTMAP:  Continue to use courtMap to submit proposed orders, emergency motions, and request special set hearings.  The judge and staff are reviewing courtMap submissions throughout the day. 

COVID- 19 FORECLOSURE ALERT:  This message is applicable to all Circuit Court Civil Divisions.  Pursuant to executive order 20-137 issued by Governor Desantis on June 1, 2020, mortgage foreclosures are suspended until July 1, 2020.  Foreclosure trials and sales have been canceled until further notice; no writs of possession will be issued.  Foreclosure motion practice (except motions for final summary judgment and default final judgment) is ongoing via Zoom on our UFC on Thursday mornings. 

 
  • Bachlor of Science, University of Florida, 1986
  • JD, DePaul University College of Law, 1989
  • Admitted to Florida Bar, 1989
  • Assistant State Attorney, Miami-Dade County, 1989 - 2000
  • Associate, Kate, Rose & Maltzman, LLP, 2000 - 2001
  • Partner, Ferrell Schultz, P.A., 2001 - 2003
  • Partner, Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham, LLP 2003 - 2005
  • Special Counsel, Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, 2001 - 2005
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami School of Law, Pretrial Civil Litigation, 2005 - Present
  • Circuit Court Judge, 2006 - Present
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Motion Calendar

Type: Open

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Calendar Days

Files at Hearing: None

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Motion Calendar for Div. 22 is held every Tuesday and Wednesday at 9:00 AM.

Foreclosure Motion Calendar is held on Thursday at 9:00 AM.

Motions to Withdraw must be set on motion calendar absent written consent from the client.

Motion Calendar Procedures

In order for your matter to be added to Judge Butchko's Motion Calendar, the moving party MUST:  

(1) Attempt to coordinate hearing with opposing counsel.  If, despite good faith effort, the moving party is unable to obtain reasonable cooperation in scheduling the matter, the hearing may be set unilaterally.  The Court expects that any motion may be heard eleven days after its filing. 

(2) File motion and Notice of Hearing with the Clerk; and 

(3) Upload motion and supporting documents, if any, via courtMAP at least three (3) DAYS PRIOR TO THE HEARING.

Responses:  Parties wishing to submit a response to a matter set on Motion Calendar must file said response with the clerk's office and upload documents through courtMAP. 

Telephonic Appearances:  Attorneys who wish to appear telephonically do not need a court order in advance. CourtCall hearings will be heard at the end of the calendar.

Cancellations:  Counsel for the party who placed the matter on calendar shall file the notice of cancellation with the Clerk of the Court.  If the case was set through courtMAP you must cancel the hearing through courtMAP as well.

Making Calendar:  In order to verify if your case made the Motion Calendar, please visit courtMAP to confirm date. In the event a hearing is properly noticed but for some reason does not make the calendar, the Court will hear the motion as scheduled.

Discovery Disputes:  Attorneys (and pro se litigants) must make every good faith attempt to confer with the person or party failing to meet discovery obligations in an effort to secure the information or material without court action. Sanctions may be imposed on those found in violation of this procedure. 

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

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