Former “Hoarders” host speaks at Stetson’s Special Needs Trust Conference Oct. 18-20

Photo courtesy Ash Carr. Former “Hoarders” host Matt Paxton addresses Stetson University College of Law’s 19th Special Needs Trusts-The National Conference in October. Paxton, who co-founded the Legacy Navigator to help survivors handle estate cleanout, presents a complimentary lecture on the science of hoarding at the Sunshine Senior Center, 330 Fifth St. N., St. Petersburg, at 12 p.m. on Oct. 18. Paxton also presents to… » Read more


A model for better aging? Stetson students visit Dementia Village during study abroad in the Netherlands

Stetson Law students visited a model Dementia Village in the Netherlands as part of their elder law coursework during study abroad in The Hague. Photo courtesy Karolina Apa. By Kai Su “When I first heard the phrase ‘Dementia Village’ from my law professor, I was not sure what to expect,” said third-year Stetson Law student Karolina Apa. ” I vividly imagined a country style village… » Read more


Journal of International Aging Law & Policy holds first alumni mixer

(L-R): alumni Nicole Bell J.D. ’16, Jessica Close J.D. ’18, Korey Henson J.D. ’09, Yugma Desai J.D. ’18, Chelsea Ejankowski J.D. ’18, Professor Roberta Flowers, Journal editor-in-chief Natalie Yello, Professor Lance Long, Journal senior editor Alyssa Aquaviva, Olivia Mejido J.D. ’18, Stephanie Boussias J.D. ’18, Cassidy Peterson J.D. ’18, and executive editor Daniel Brown. Not pictured are associate editors Caleb Lopez J.D. ’18 and Adriana… » Read more


Stetson offers free will service for veterans aged 60 or older

Stetson University College of Law is again partnering with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation during the month of February to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for low income veterans and their spouses aged 60 or older though the Annual Wills for Warriors Program, now in its fifth year. Walk-in appointments are not available. Veterans or their spouses must… » Read more


Full-day education program at Stetson’s Tampa Law Center explains process of reporting abuse and exploitation

Stetson University College of Law is hosting “A Day in the Life of an Exploitation Report,” a continuing legal education program for attorneys dealing with cases of abuse and financial exploitation. Stetson’s Tampa Law Center. The full-day program, co-sponsored by the Florida Bar Elder Law section, Florida Securities Dealers Association, Aging Life Care Association Florida Chapter, the Office of the Attorney General Pam Bondi, and… » Read more


Stetson’s Special Needs Trusts Conference is Oct. 19-21

Stetson University College of Law’s 18th Annual Special Needs Trusts-The National Conference returns to the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort & Golf Club on Oct. 19-21. Professor Rebecca C. Morgan. This year’s conference offers a comprehensive review of major issues presented in special needs planning and in the creation, administration and monitoring of special needs trusts. The conference also features two pre-conference intensives on Oct.… » Read more


Elder law center hosts training on elder abuse with Florida Department of Children and Families

The Center for Excellence in Elder Law recently completed a four-month training program with the Florida Department of Children and Families Suncoast Regions adult protective service investigators on June 1-2 at the Tampa Law Center. Professor Roberta Flowers co-directs Stetson’s elder law center. Approximately 70 adult protective service investigators from Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Lee, Glades, Collier, Charlotte, and Hendry Counties completed the… » Read more


Best for career opportunities: Stetson’s LL.M.

The International Jurist magazine article, “The Best LL.M. programs,” by Sherry Karabin, lists Stetson’s LL.M. program among the top nine law school programs in the country for career opportunities. The article focused on international students coming to the U.S. for an LL.M. degree. Last year’s LL.M. in International Law graduates gather with international programs staff for a photo during commencement in May. Stetson University’s law… » Read more


Stetson alumni to lead nation’s top elder law associations

Stetson University College of Law LL.M. in Elder Law alumna Catherine Seal was sworn in as the new president of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys during the annual NAELA conference, April 7-9 in Denver, Colorado. Catherine Seal. Seal LL.M.’08 will become president of NAELA on June 1. NAELA is a professional association of attorneys dedicated to improving the quality of legal services provided… » Read more


Go and do it: Former teacher, parent, law student wants to help people with special needs

Ask Tammy Schweinsberg how she feels about graduating from Stetson University with her J.D. and she will tell you that law school has blinked by in an instant. Tammy Schweinsberg. The busy single mom of six children ranging in ages from six to 19 was born and raised in St. Petersburg. A student in Stetson’s part-time J.D. program, she is the first person in her… » Read more