Barbara Areces

  • Division: Circuit Civil
  • Section: CA 23
  • Court Location: Dade County Courthouse
  • Address: 73 West Flagler ST Miami, FL 33130
  • Phone: (305) 349-7044
  • Room: DCC 243
  • Judicial Assistant: Penichet, Millie
  • Bailiff: Hernandez, Hugo

Judicial Assignment History

Circuit Judge: Circuit Civil Division


UPDATED:  June 6, 2020

Pursuant to Executive Order issued by Governor DeSantis the suspension period on foreclosure and eviction cases has been extended to July 1, 2020. 

In this section, Division 23, all court proceedings scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020, and thereafter, excluding jury trials (until further notice) shall proceed as scheduled. 

However, since the Dade County Courthouse is closed for in-person hearings and trials due to COVID-19, all hearings shall be held remotely using the Zoom platform, via video or phone conference, at no cost to you. 

  • 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
Arzola, Antonio CA 24 DCC 1017305-349-7069
Bailey, D Jennifer CA 03 DCC 635305-349-7152
Butchko, Beatrice CA 22 DCC 400305-349-7082
Thomas, William CA 20, CA 44 DCC 1307305-349-7140
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Motion Calendar

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

Wednesday9:00 AM309/01/18 
Thursday9:00 AM304/25/17 

UPDATED - APRIL 15, 2020 

In this Section (23), all court proceedings scheduled for Monday, April 6, 2020 and thereafter, excluding jury trials (until further notice), shall proceed as scheduled.

All hearings shall be held remotely using the Zoom platform, via video or phone conference, at no cost to you

Prior to the hearing you will receive an email from the Court with the information you need to connect.  You do not need to set up an account with Zoom in order for you to participate in a hearing utilizing the Zoom platform.

NOTE:  The above is simply a way to connect and proceed remotely with a hearing that has already been properly scheduled.   You must still comply with the instructions set forth below to make calendar.


Motion Calendar Days/Time/Location:   Wednesdays and Thursdays remotely via Zoom.  Motion Calendar hearings are limited to 5 minutes per case.  The courtMap system allows two (2) motions per case. 

To Make Calendar:   Select available date and time via courtMap.  The filed motion(s) and all documents in support must be attached when the hearing is scheduled. Once a green "Success" message appears, the hearing has made calendar.  You must still prepare, file and serve a Notice of Hearing.

Motions for Rehearing, Reconsideration, New Trial, and other post-trial motions (excluding entitlement to fees and costs) will not be heard on motion calendar.  Submit the motion with a proposed order via courtMap to "Proposed Orders." 

Responses:  Submit the filed Response, if any, via courtMap to the "Motion Calendar" case number and hearing date, prior to the hearing date.

Cancellations:   The party that noticed the hearing may cancel via courtMap after it files its Notice of Cancellation.  The Notice of Cancellation must specify the reason for the cancellation. 

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

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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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