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 (42) 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 calendars are held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. in Courtroom 2-1.

Please E-file all Motions and Notices and submit a copy via E-Courtesy.

NOTE: Any pleadings E-filed will not automatically upload to E-Courtesy.  Motions not properly and timely submitted via E-Courtesy will not make calendar.

All Motions and Notices must be uploaded no later than 7 business days before the scheduled hearing, not including the day on which the Notice is clocked in by the Clerk's office or the day of the hearing. 

Telephonic Appearances are permitted:  You must call Court Call at (888) 882-6878 to set up your telephonic appearance at least two days in advance.

Click here for eCourtesy Submissions Service