Community Law Program has partnered with Stetson College of Law to offer a new legal clinic focusing on Amendment 4 Voting Rights, Driver’s License Suspensions due to fines and fees, and the Sealing/Expunction of Criminal Records. This clinic will be open to residents of Pinellas County who qualify for Community Law Program’s (CLP) services. We have hired four Stetson Law Students who will be managing the project under CLP supervision.

      Steven Nicholas

Steven is a rising 3L at Stetson College of Law. He is from Bradenton, Florida and attended Boston College for undergrad. He is passionate about social justice and worked as an intern for the ALCU last summer, focusing on driver’s license restoration issues and criminal justice reform. Steven is a skilled basketball and tennis player and an unskilled golfer. Fun Facts: Steven has his own podcast and has appeared in the background of an episode of Diners Drive-ins and Dives!

      Gabrielle D’Esposito

Gabrielle is a rising 2L at Stetson University College of Law. She is from Long Island, New York, and earned a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Central Florida. Gabrielle has previous experience working with Florida Rights Restoration Coalition, as a student volunteer, and hopes to work as a Public Defender upon graduating from law school. She loves to surf, skate, and to find new vegan restaurants to frequent. Fun Fact: Gabrielle has a first-degree black belt in Taekwondo and currently trains in Krav-Maga.

      Taylor Paulin

Taylor Paulin is a rising 2L at Stetson College of Law. She is originally from Baltimore, Maryland, and graduated from Florida Southern College with degrees in political science and history. Throughout her undergrad career, she worked on several campaigns for local seats. Fun fact: Two of her favorite hobbies are designing/ making her own clothes and competing in cyber-security competitions.

      Jasmine Mattear

Jasmine is a rising 3L at Stetson University College of Law. She is from Tallahassee, Florida, and attended the University of South Florida. Jasmine is a former Legislative Aide for the Florida State House of Representatives and is passionate about government and policy. Jasmine is interested in pursuing a career in criminal law. Jasmine is a member of the Social Justice Advocacy Concentration at Stetson. She enjoys writing poetry and performing spoken word. Fun Fact: Jasmine was crowned the winner in a statewide scholarship pageant in 2015, her platform was voter education and awareness.

Clinics are held online on the 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm.

For additional information, or to receive assistance through this project, contact us at (727)-582-7480 or at jcarroll@lawprogram.or