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Free wills for veterans aged 60 or older offered at Stetson Law in February

Stetson University College of Law partners with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation in February to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for low income veterans and their spouses aged 60 or older.
Veterans or their spouses must schedule individual appointments in advance by calling 727-562-7393. Walk-in appointments are not available. The deadline to schedule an appointment is Jan. 24.… » Read more

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Simcox to lead Stetson’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic

Stacey-Rae Simcox, a former Army major and JAG officer, has been selected to serve as Stetson University’s new Veterans Advocacy Clinic director and Associate Professor of Legal Skills starting in July of 2014.
Simcox is Professor of the Practice of Law, managing attorney, and founder of the Lewis B. Puller, Jr.Veterans Benefits Clinic at William & Mary Law School. Under Simcox’ leadership, the Puller Clinic… » Read more

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Stetson’s Veterans Law Institute helps organize legal workshop on homeowners’ rights for military, veterans and their families

Helping veterans, military members and their families achieve and maintain stable housing is the goal of a community workshop organized by Stetson University’s Veterans Law Institute, the Community Law Program and Neighborhood Home Solutions in June in St. Petersburg.
WHAT: Veterans, active and reserve service members and their families are invited to learn more about their rights as homeowners and tenants and the Service Members… » Read more

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Stetson Student Veterans Organization, Animal Legal Defense Fund, co-sponsored a program about using dogs in the military

Stetson’s Student Veterans Organization and Student Animal Legal Defense Fund chapter co-sponsored a film presentation on Feb. 28 about using dogs in the military.
Stetson Law students, along with dogs “James” and “Dora,” attended a screening of Always Faithful. “Dora” is a registered therapy dog trained by animal law expert Peter Fitzgerald, a professor at Stetson.
The documentary, directed by cinematographer Harris Done and produced… » Read more

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Community Law Program, St. Petersburg Bar Foundation to offer free wills and advance directives for senior veterans and spouses at Stetson Law

Stetson University College of Law is partnering with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation to prepare free simple wills and advance directives for WWII, Korea and Vietnam War veterans and their spouses.
WHAT: Stetson’s Center for Excellence in Elder Law and Veterans Law Institute will host a daylong program where volunteer attorneys from the Community Law Program will provide free wills… » Read more

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Florida Trend – Nov. 13, 2012 – Dean Michael Allen and Professor Cynthia Batt

Dean Michael Allen and Professor Cynthia Batt are quoted in the Florida Trend article, “Call of Duty: Stetson’s New Veterans Law Institute.”
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Marine, Stetson Law student again brings Heroes Weekend to Gulfport in November to honor military, veterans

Marine and Stetson University College of Law LL.M. student Javier Centonzio, who graduated with his J.D. in May, is again coordinating a Heroes Weekend community event to honor active duty members of the military and veterans on Nov. 10-11 in Gulfport.
This year’s public events include a parade along Beach Blvd. in Gulfport, an afternoon beach volleyball benefit with music, food and drink on Gulfport… » Read more

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Stetson University dedicated Veterans Law Institute on College of Law campus on May 31

Stetson University College of Law dedicated its new Veterans Law Institute with a ceremony on May 31 in Gulfport, Fla.
More than 100 people gathered for the dedication, which included remarks by the Honorable Bruce E. Kasold, chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, Stetson Law faculty, students and veterans, a flag presentation by Congressman Bill Young’s office, and a color… » Read more

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Stetson University opens new Veterans Law Institute to serve active duty military and veterans on May 31

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Stetson University College of Law is opening a new Veterans Law Institute on May 31 in Gulfport, Fla. The institute will serve the growing population of active duty military, veterans and their families in the Tampa Bay area, one of the largest concentrations of military veterans in the U.S. The institute’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic will provide representation to veterans… » Read more

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Stetson Law announces expanded programs for veterans

Stetson University College of Law is expanding its programs for veterans this year. The college is increasing the number of Yellow Ribbon scholarships that it offers student veterans from three to 10, a new Student Veterans Organization has started this semester on campus, and a new legal assistance program for veterans is in the works.
The Tampa Bay area on the west coast of Florida… » Read more

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