Saturday, November 26, 2022

Judicial Section Details

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:  December 8, 2021

Courthouse is OPEN.  Most court proceedings will continue to take place remotely, via Zoom.  Trials and live evidentiary hearings will take place in Courtroom 2-1 of the Dade County Courthouse.       

Submission of Original Notes:    DO NOT FILE OR DELIVER ORIGINAL LOAN DOCUMENTS UNTIL I SPECIFICALLY INSTRUCT YOU TO DO SO.   If motion is granted the Final Judgment together with the original note/loan documents, copies of FJ, stamped, addressed envelopes and check for Clerk, are to be delivered to my chambers.  Use delivery with tracking. 

Submission of Evidence for Zoom Hearings and Zoom Trials:  At least five business days prior to the hearing or trial, each side must:
1. Mark the first page of each document it intends to introduce into evidence.  (Plaintiff with numbers/Defendant with letters.)

2. Submit to the e-Portal, in the manner detailed below, an Exhibit List, containing the exhibit number/letter, with the corresponding brief description of the exhibit, and all exhibits separately. 

          To Submit:    a.  Go to the eFiling Portal;

                               b.  Click on "File Pleading in Existing Case;"

                               c.  Enter Case Number;

                               d.  Once case populates, go to the documents tab, click "Add;"

                               e.  Once Search Bar appears, type "EVIDENCE" and hit "Enter;"

                               f.   Check Off Evidence Submission, then hit "Browse" which allows you to select the                                              respective document to be uploaded; and

                               g.  Click "Save." 

By submitting the documents as indicated above, they go into a separate Evidence Queue that allows the Clerk to access evidence submitted on a particular case.  EACH EXHIBIT MUST BE SUBMITTED SEPARATELY.    DO NOT COMBINE DOCUMENTS THAT MAY NEED TO BE INTRODUCED SEPARATELY.

3. Upload the Exhibit List and each exhibit separately via courtMap to the hearing/trial event.  The list and each exhibit must be properly named when uploaded for ease of reference.  

  • 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
Butchko, Beatrice CA 22 DCC 400305-349-7082
Guzman, Carlos CA 04 DCC 412305-349-7101
Rodriguez, M Jose CA 15, CA 46, CA 42 DCC 405305-349-7109
  • Motion Calendar
  • Special Sets
  • Emergency Motions
  • Proposed Orders
  • Notices for Trial

Type: Closed

Notice Before Hearing: 7 Business Days

Files at Hearing: None

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

Updated:  December 8, 2021

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.  Parties on the service list will receive an email from the Court with the information you need to connect to the hearing.  It is the responsibility of counsel to provide the Zoom link to anyone not on the service list. 

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.

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. 

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

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