April 14, 2014 | Volume XXI, Issue 14

Steinberg takes on legal skills job

Published: January 7th, 2013

Category: News

Steinberg

Steinberg

This past fall, Stacey Steinberg (JD 03) joined the Legal Writing and Appellate Advocacy Department after spending almost a decade advocating in the courtroom.

Her experience working with vulnerable individuals will provide students a real life perspective on the practice of law. She hopes to instill in her students an understanding of the importance of legal analysis in the advocacy process.

Upon graduating from the University of Florida Levin College of Law in 2003, Steinberg joined the 8th Circuit State Attorney’s Office, where she served in the Special Victims Unit and prosecuted crimes against women, children and families. Her responsibilities included advocating for victims and witnesses through trial advocacy. While at the State Attorney’s Office, Steinberg supervised legal interns and taught police officers on criminal procedures.

Steinberg coached the University of Florida Levin College of Law Trial Team in 2004 and 2005. In 2004, her team finished first at The Florida Bar Competition. In 2008, Steinberg was hired at the Levin College of Law as an adjunct professor in 2009, teaching Juvenile Law and Juvenile Justice Law. That same year, she joined Children’s Legal Services (CLS), the legal advocates for Florida’s Department of Children and Families, representing the best interests of abused and neglected children.

While in law school, Steinberg was chief defense counsel on the Honor Court, Guardian ad Litem volunteer, and an active member on the Trial Team. She advocated her way to a first place finish at Loyola University’s National Civil Trial Competition, making the University of Florida Trial Team the national champions of trial advocacy in 2002. Steinberg also received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida, where she was a member of Florida Blue Key and received the University of Florida’s Outstanding Female Leader Award at graduation. She looks forward to bringing her advocacy experience to the classroom.

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