Lawson E. Thomas Courthouse Center
175 NW 1st Avenue
Miami FL 33128
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Barbara Areces
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Circuit Civil Division
Section: CA 23
Dade County Courthouse,
73 West Flagler Street Miami FL, 33130
Phone Number: (305) 349-7044
Room Number: DCC 243
Judicial Assistant: Feria, Jorge
Circuit Judge Circuit Civil Division


• Bachelor of Business Administration, Florida International University, 1982
• JD, University of Miami, 1987
• Admitted to Florida Bar, 1988
• Private Practice, 1988 - 2004
• Circuit Court Judge, 2005 - Present

Alternate Judges: J. Rodriguez (15) Room 400 349-7109; V. Sigler (34) Room 416 305-349-7054; R. Rodriguez (27) Room 405 305-349-7144; B. Butchko (58BU) Room 303 305-349-7157

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  • Motion Calendar
  • Foreclosure Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Emergency Motions
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial
Motion Calendar Information:
Type of Calendar: Open
Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days
Files at Hearing: None
Calendar DayCalendar TimeCap
From To
Tuesday9:00 AMNone
Thursday9:00 AMNone
Additional Instructions:
Motion Calendar Days:   Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 2-1.

To Make Calendar:   The Notice of Hearing and Motion(s) must be submitted via e-courtesy.

To Cancel Hearings:   Submit a Notice of Cancellation via e-courtesy.

To Appear Telephonically:   Call Court Call at (888) 882-6878 at least two days in advance to set up your telephonic appearance.  A court order is not required.

Documents submitted via e-courtesy should have already been e-filed with the Clerk's Office.  E-filing is not the same thing as  e-courtesy.  E-filing means papers are being filed with the Clerk's office electronically.  E-courtesy are copies of filed documents being submited to the judge - the way hard copies used to be delivered to chambers.

Click here for eCourtesy Submissions Service