Debating Independence Versus Accountability In Judicial Systems

We generally think of a legal system as something that develops over time, even centuries; a mixture of laws, rulings, interpretations, practices and procedures growing “organically” with many different influences. Often, though, events bring about change at a much faster space, compressing the time frame of “what was” and “what is to be.” It is […]

Class of 2010 alumna wins first human trafficking case in detained setting; Experience confirms career path

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid attorney Karen Winston shouldn’t have been very confident, or excited, about representing a Mexican client in a human trafficking case. Jailed for an unrelated incident at a Baker County detention facility, her client’s odds for a successful trial were abysmal, to say the least. Despite the odds, she gave the case […]

Alumni News, Fall 2011

1999 Timothy Eves of Huntington, West Virginia, recently succeeded in obtaining a $32 million dollar verdict for a Navy veteran in an asbestos case. Working with local New York counsel, Eves’ successful result was reached after an eight-week trial in Manhattan. Eves is the principal attorney in the Eves Law Firm, LLC, a nationally recognized […]