Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 NW 1st Avenue
Miami FL 33128
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Barbara Areces
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Circuit Family Division
Section: FC 47
Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse,
175 N.W. 1st Avenue Miami FL, 33128
Phone Number: (305) 349-6001
Room Number: CHC 2926
Judicial Assistant: Feria, Jorge
Circuit Judge Circuit Family Division


• Bachelor of Business Administration, Florida International University, 1982
• JD, University of Miami, 1987
• Admitted to Florida Bar, 1988
• Private Practice, 1988 - 2005
• Circuit Court Judge, 2005 - Present

Alternate Judges: Reemberto Diaz (07)  Room 1925 ;    George A. Sarduy (16)  Room 2025;    Leon M. Firtel (39) Room 1915
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  • Motion Calendar
  • UCD Calendar
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Special Sets
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial
Motion Calendar Information:
Type of Calendar: Closed
Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days
Files at Hearing: None
Calendar DayCalendar TimeCap
From To
Thursday9:30 AM30
 Cancellation/Full Dates

Dec 2014


Jan 2015

Additional Instructions:
Total time allotted per case is 5 minutes.
Attorneys/Parties should coordinate and select the Thursday they wish to have the motion heard. 
Check the “Cancellation” section above to assure calendar has not been cancelled.  The motion notice of hearing must be filed with the Clerk at least 7 days prior to the hearing, and copies of same received in chambers at least 3 days prior to the hearing.  If the hearing will not take place, the party setting the the hearing should file Notice of Cancellation and fax a copy to chambers 305-349-5845. 
Motion Calendars are heard in Courtroom 29-B.