The FSU Undergrad Mock Trial Team earned an Honorable Mention at the American Mock Trial Association (AMTA) National Trial Competition (NTC) on April 18, 2021. Out of over 650 teams, and 5000 competitors that began this journey in the fall, the FSU Undergrad Team placed in the top 20 of
Joe Bodiford, Adjunct Professor of Law at the Stetson University College of Law, presented a talk entitled “Trial by Text” in November 9, 2019. The talk was a part of Stetson’s “Reimagining Advocacy” Conference. This presentation discussed the habits and data on usage of Twitter and other platforms to communicate, how they
Leon County Jury Duty Leon county Jury Duty can be rewarding. But jury duty can be a daunting unless you know what to expect during your time waiting. This is an exact reprint of the article “How to survive jury duty without losing your mind” by Megan Wollerton. It appeared on the website
Campbell suspends marijuana prosecutions Second Judicial Circuit State Attorney Jack Campbell has suspended prosecutions for marijuana (cannabis) cases until further notice. In a letter to "Law Enforcement Partners", signed by "Your friend" Jack Campbell, the prosecutor has decided that because legal hemp and illegal marijuana are indistinguishable, his office cannot prosecute
Florida Supreme Court Florida Supreme Court (old courtroom), taken by Joe Bodiford, August 2017 From Wikipedia: The Florida Supreme Court is the highest court in the U.S. state of Florida. It consists of seven members—the chief justice and six justices. Five members are chosen from five districts around the state to foster geographic diversity and two are selected at-large. The
This article will help clients understand what I deal with when working with prosecutors. Stress and fear usually envelop anyone charged with having committed a crime. The frantic search for hope in a dire situation often drives how someone new to the criminal system seeks answers and relief. I certainly understand
A TBO (click the photo for a link) article that shines a light on what those of us in the system already knew goes on. Sometimes, those with access will pull your information for non-official reasons. Maybe just out of curiosity, but sometimes out of spite. It's a scary thought! Misuse
Thank you, Tallahassee Bar for the kind recognition in the September 2016 Bar Bulletin. I was honored to have been asked to present a CLE seminar on cross examination in August. It's a pleasure to be a part of such a wonderful group of attorneys and staff!
Everyone has the right to remain silent. What many lack is the ability to remain silent. These are the do's and dont's of dealing with an encounter with law enforcement. Follow them and you'll survive the encounter, and position yourself to fight a case later. The rules: calmly comply and clam up. Remain calm. Quickly comply with all commands.