Stetson Law 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 Wills for Warriors Program. Walk-in appointments are not available. Veterans or their spouses must schedule individual appointments in advance by… » Read more

Stetson’s Moot Court wins multiple awards at national competitions

(L-R): Taylor Ryan and Correy Karbiener won the National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition. Stetson University College of Law’s Moot Court teams took home multiple awards this past weekend at national competitions. Stetson students Correy Karbiener and Taylor Ryan won the sixth annual National Veterans Law Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. It is the fourth time Stetson has won the competition. Two teams of… » Read more

Stetson’s trial team wins FJA mock trial competition

Stetson University College of Law students Brandon Breslow, Colby Connell, Kaitlyn Dugas and Tamara Williams won the Florida Justice Association Honorable E. Earle Zehmer Memorial Mock Trial Competition in Orlando, Florida, this past weekend. Breslow, Connell, Alexa Kline and Courtney Olivier were recognized as outstanding advocates in their preliminary round trials, and Connell was named overall outstanding advocate of the competition. “Our success at this… » Read more

Stetson community remembers 9/11

Just after dawn on the morning of Sept. 11, members of the Stetson University College of Law community planted 2,977 American flags on Stetson’s law campus in memory of each of the 9/11 victim­s. The Stetson Law community commemorated 9/11. The event was co-sponsored by the Stetson Democrats, Stetson Republicans, and Stetson Student Veterans organizations. The director of  Stetson’s Veteran’s Advocacy Clinic,  Associate Professor Stacey-Rae… » Read more

Stetson named Military Friendly School

Stetson University College of Law has been named a Military Friendly® School by Victory Media for 2015. The Military Friendly® Schools designation, now in its sixth year, is awarded to 16 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools in the country that are doing the most to help military students to succeed in the classroom and after graduation. Stetson University, with campuses in DeLand, Celebration… » Read more

Free wills for veterans program at Stetson Law

Stetson University College of Law is again partnering with the Community Law Program and the St. Petersburg Bar Foundation in February to prepare free simple wills and advance health care directives for veterans and their spouses. The Feb. 17, 2015, program is designed to assist veterans or their spouses who have limited assets and low incomes and who are age 60 or older. Volunteer attorneys… » Read more

Stetson volunteers improve veterans’ residence

Stetson University College of Law’s Veterans Advocacy Clinic volunteered to help improve a group residence for veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder on Nov. 11 in St. Petersburg. Veterans Advocacy Clinic paralegal Shirley Wells volunteered Nov. 11 to help with landscaping a veterans’ home. U.S. Representative David Jolly led the effort to improve the Martin Lott Residence with assistance from volunteers from Stetson University, the… » Read more

Congressman David Jolly speaks with veterans at Stetson

Stetson University College of Law hosted a town hall on veterans’ health care issues with Congressman David Jolly on Nov. 10. Congressman Jolly answered questions from veterans in the audience on questions ranging from the responsiveness of health care to accessing records. “We’re going to be investigating real solutions,” said Congressman Jolly. Congressman Jolly represents Florida’s 13th Congressional District, which covers most of Pinellas County.… » Read more

Panel addresses careers of state attorney, public defender

A panel of six lawyers discussed their varied careers as state attorneys and public defenders during a noontime lecture for students at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Fla. Panelists (L-R): Ashley Roura, Irene Maslanik, Howardene Garrett, Douglas Covington, Fred Schaub and Craig Schaeffer. Douglas Covington ’83 of the Office of the State Attorney for the 13th Judicial Circuit, Howardene Garrett of the Office… » Read more

Stetson University and USF Health form first-of-a-kind partnership to help veterans

Contact: Brandi Palmer, Stetson Law Communications, 727-562-7381 Anne DeLotto Baier, USF Health Communications, 813-974-3303 Stetson University College of Law and the University of South Florida are joining forces to help Florida veterans through supportive clinical services, collaborative student training and joint research.  The collaboration will help veterans negotiate an often complex system so that they may secure disability benefits to which they are entitled. This… » Read more