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


Book launch benefits Frederick B. Karl Scholarship for Veterans at Stetson

A book launch at the John F. Germany Public Library in downtown Tampa on May 22 benefited the Frederick B. Karl Scholarship for Veterans at Stetson University College of Law. A group gathered at the Frederick B. Karl book launch in Tampa. The Friends of the Library of Tampa-Hillsborough County, Inc., celebrated the publication of Karl’s book, “Python Tales: World War II Memories of a… » Read more


Stetson seeking attorneys to help military members, veterans and their families

Stetson University College of Law is seeking attorneys to volunteer civil legal services to military members, veterans and their families as part of its Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team. With more than a million veterans, Florida is home to one of the largest populations of veterans in the country. Stetson’s new Veterans Pro Bono Initiative Team will serve Tampa Bay area veterans through its Veterans… » Read more


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


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. Professor Stacey-Rae Simcox. 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,… » Read more


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


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 professor Peter Fitzgerald’s dogs attended the film presentation about the use of dogs in the military. Photo by Bianca Guerrier. Stetson Law students, along with dogs “James” and “Dora,” attended a screening of Always Faithful. “Dora” is a registered… » Read more


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


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.”  … » Read more