The Criminal Defense Clinic Begins

This spring will be the inaugural semester of the Criminal Defense Clinic.  Under the supervision of Prof. Lois Ragsdale, a former Assistant Public Defender, 8 students will be representing clients in county court on misdemeanors.  All of the Clinic’s cases will come from the Jacksonville Office of the Public Defender.  Clinic students will be handling all aspects of the representation from initial client interviews, to researching possible defenses, filing evidentiary objections, and conducting hearings and trials.  Stay tuned for updates on Coastal’s first criminal clinic and the exciting work the students will be doing this spring!

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