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Domestic violence conference looks at victims who become defendants

Domestic violence conference looks at victims who become defendants

GAINESVILLE, Fla. – In 2010 Marissa Alexander felt that her life was in danger while being attacked by her abusive husband. She grabbed a gun she legally owned and fired it into the air. Alexander was sentenced to 20 years in prison. Alexander found herself in the position of being a domestic violence survivor and […]

Feb. 7, 2014 – Annual Youth Summit

Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The annual program, sponsored by the UF Law Center on Children and Families and the Criminal Justice Center, will host the Alachua County and Marion County PACE Center for Girls at the law school. Each year, the Youth Summit informs young people about rights, responsibilities […]

Commemorating 50 years of the right to counsel at UF Law

Commemorating 50 years of the right to counsel at UF Law A criminal defendant’s right to counsel is often taken for granted in today’s justice system, but until 50 years ago that right was not guaranteed. It wasn’t until the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright that courts were required to provide […]

March 15, 2013 – Annual Youth Summit

Martin H. Levin Advocacy Center 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. The annual program, sponsored by the UF Law Center on Children and Families and the Criminal Justice Center, will host the Pace Center for Girls – Alachua at the law school. Each year, the Youth Summit informs young people about rights, responsibilities and consequences of […]

Feb. 27, 2013 – Early release of non-violent work offenders with Reginald Garcia

Bailey Courtroom at UF Law Noon Reginald Garcia will present a talk on a host of clemency topics, including why clemency matters to a lawyer’s clients, who can benefit from clemency, full pardon, which includes RCRS and firearm authority, and commutation of state prison sentence. Garcia is a clemency attorney and Tallahassee lobbyist. During the last […]