Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Judicial Section Details

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


Dade County Courthouse Evacuation Update for July 14, 2021

The Miami-Dade Internal Services Department has advised Eleventh Judicial Circuit leaders that a comprehensive study of the Dade County Courthouse by engineers recommended evacuation of floors 16 and above as well as further study and immediate repairs be conducted on the structure of the Dade County Courthouse.

As a result, the Honorable Nushin G. Sayfie, Chief Judge of the Miami-Dade Courts decided to evacuate the entire building until a more comprehensive assessment could be conducted.  The closure of the building is expected to last at least through the summer. Updates will be provided as soon as new information becomes available.

In the immediate short term, judges formerly located at the Dade County Courthouse will return to holding virtual court hearings via Zoom. Jury trials will continue to be held live, but at alternate courthouse facilities, assigned case by case, at the Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center, Miami-Dade Children’s Courthouse, and the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

July 28, 2021 COVID-19 ADVISORY #94

  • 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
Fine, Alan CA 02 DCC 414305-349-7065
Guzman, Carlos CA 04 MDCC 13348305-349-7101
Rodriguez, M Jose CA 15, CA 46, CA 42 DCC 405305-349-7109
  • Motion Calendar
  • Foreclosure Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Emergency Motions
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial

Type: Open

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Calendar Days

Files at Hearing: None

Tuesday9:00 AMNone1/30/17 
Wednesday9:00 AMNone1/30/17 

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.

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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