The Alternative Dispute Resolution, Criminal Law, and Government Lawyer Sections of The Florida Bar, along with the Florida Restorative Justice Association, proudly present Restorative Justice in Criminal Practice — a program intended to open hearts and minds and inspire transformational change in how we resolve criminal cases. Through very personal case study, and frank discussion, some of the country’s foremost scholars, judges, and practitioners will define the concept of restorative justice, explore its theory and origins, and discuss various models and the practical application of restorative justice practices in our criminal justice system.

COURSE MATERIALS

TOPICS & SPEAKERS

Welcome
Jacek Stramski  +BIO
Special Counsel, Florida Department of Revenue, Tallahassee
Immediate Past-Chair, Government Lawyer Section and Program Co-Chair

An Introduction to Restorative Justice
This panel will define the concept of restorative justice and explore its theory and origins.  The panel will then discuss how restorative justice works — its efficacy — describing various models of applying restorative justice in the criminal justice system.

Moderator

Edith Georgi  +BIO
Assistant Public Defender (ret.), Miami

University of Miami School of Law, Miami
St. Thomas University College of Law, Miami Gardens

Panelists

Donna Coker  +BIO
University of Miami School of Law, Miami

Justice Janine Geske (ret.)  +BIO
Marquette University Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Aparna Polavarapu  +BIO
University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina

 

A Case Study
Moderator

Kelly McGrath  +BIO
Kelly McGrath Law, Tallahassee

Panelists

Kate and Andy Grosmaire  +BIO
Julie and Michael McBride  +BIO

Restorative Justice in Criminal Practice
This panel will discuss practical considerations in applying restorative justice practices to criminal cases.

Moderator

H. Scott Fingerhut  +BIO
FlU College of Law and H. Scott Fingerhut, P.A., Miami

Program Co-Chair

Panelists

Michael Becker  +BIO
Assistant State Attorney, 8th Judicial Circuit, Gainesville

Robert Burrs  +BIO
Executive Director, Conflict Solutions Center of Santa Barbara County, California

Dean Galigani  +BIO
Gailgani Law Firm, Gainesville

Hon. Steve Leifman  +BIO
County Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit

 

CLE ACCREDITATION
Course Number: 4970

CLE ACCREDITATION FORM