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Criminal Law Luncheon/CLE: The Adolescent Brain:How Research & Developments in Adolescent Psychology
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When: 02/06/2017
12 - 1 PM
Where: Chester H. Ferguson Law Center
1610 N Tampa St.
Tampa, Florida  33602
United States

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*Non member government attorneys please call for registration (813) 221-7777

The Adolescent Brain:
How the Research and Developments in Adolescent Psychology Can Inform Reliable Sentencing Outcomes

1.0 CLE Credit (applied for)


• Discussion of major U.S. Supreme Court cases
• Discussion of Chapter 2014-220, Law of Florida
• The Five Miller Factors
• Normal Adolescent Development - Discussion of myths and misconceptions that lead to unreliable sentencing outcomes
• Dual Systems Model
• Neuroplasticity
• Childhood trauma
• Preparing the case for resentencing


Roseanne Eckert, Esq. is a graduate of the Florida State University College of Law and board certified criminal trial attorney. She served as an Assistant Public Defender in the Ninth Circuit from 1996-2004. In 2004, Ms. Eckert began work at the Office of the Capital Collateral Regional Counsel – South where she represented indigent death-sentenced inmates in their postconviction litigation and appeals in both state and federal courts including the U.S. Supreme Court. She has served on the Criminal Rules Committee since 2014. Ms. Eckert is now the Coordinating Attorney for the Florida Juvenile Resentencing and Review Project housed at the FIU College of Law.

Attendees are encouraged to stay following the CLE for a roundtable discussion on their Juvenile resentencing cases.