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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  • 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

Sep 2014

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. Make sure the date selected is not one that has been suspended/cancelled by the Court. Refer to the “Cancellation” section below. Original notice of hearing and motion must be filed with the Clerk, L.E.T. Courthouse Center, 175 NW 1st Ave., 12th Floor, Miami, FL 33128, at least 7 days prior to hearing date selected. Copy of the notice of hearing together with the motion must be received in chambers at least 3 business days prior to hearing. If the motion gets resolved or hearing is continued, prepare a Notice of Cancellation - - fax a copy to chambers (305) 349-5845, then file original with the Clerk.
Motion Calendars are heard in Courtroom 29-B