Students from Stetson University College of Law and Thomas M. Cooley Law School spent a day at the Hillsborough County Courthouse learning what to expect when they become member of the BarJudge Wendy DePaul created the “Circuit Training: An Exercise in Practical Lawyering” seminar. “When I took the bench, after 23 years of practice, I quickly discovered how much I did not know about our circuit,” Judge DePaul said.  “This seminar is a way to help these students in their future practice of law, so that they know about resources that are available to them along with some practical tips for practice and professionalism.”

The 13th Judicial Circuit Court recently invited students from Stetson University College of Law and Thomas M. Cooley Law School to the Hillsborough County Courthouse for the inaugural seminar “Circuit Training: An Exercise in Practical Lawyering.”

The daylong training, created by Judge Wendy DePaul, offered the students practical instruction using a common sense approach in what to expect when they return to the courthouse as attorneys.