Dr. Caroline J.S. (Kay) Picart

Bar Admissions
  Admitted in Florida State courts
Admitted into the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
Admitted into the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida


Experience in Practicing Law

Tim Bower Rodriguez, P.A.,  Tampa & Orlando, FL (a criminal defense firm)
Attorney at Law, May 2014 -
   •  Writing Appellate Briefs, Assisting with Discovery

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Tenth Judicial Circuit, Florida, Office of the Public Defender, Bartow, FL
Special Assistant Public Defender, December 2015 -
   •  Writing Appellate Briefs and all associated Litigation

  8th Judicial Circuit, University of Florida Levin Postgraduate Public Interest Fellow/Staff Attorney
December 2013 – April 2014
   •  Under supervision of senior staff attorney, reviewed motions for post conviction relief
      brought pursuant to Florida Rules of Criminal Procedure 3.850; 3.800.
   •  Under supervision of senior staff attorney, proposed future course of action, i.e., denying,
      granting, ordering state response, or the holding of an evidentiary hearing.
   •  Under supervision of senior staff attorney, drafted orders, reviewed briefs, and researched
      substantive and procedural issues.
   •  Researched the application and interpretation of the Florida Rules of Judicial Administration
   •  Conducted legislative research and tracking of legislation applicable to the court.
   •  Performed research, on particular questions of law as presented by criminal circuit and county
      court judges & occasionally, a civil court judge

McNeal Legal, LLC, Gainesville, FL
Legal Researcher and Writer, November 2013 -
   •  Writing Appellate briefs in Family Law

8th Judicial Circuit, State Attorney’s Office, Gainesville, FL
Extern/Volunteer, August 2010-November, 2010
   •  Took victim and witness testimonies; did initial assessments of the evidence in preparation for trials
   •  Observed arraignments, pre-trial conferences, trials, deferred prosecutions
   •  Beyond externship requirements, 35 hours of pro bono work completed

Florida Institutional Legal Services Gainesville, FL
FL Bar Foundation Fellow/Clerk, June 2010-August 2010
   •  Assisted with drafting briefs and legal research; tracked down foreign birth certificate
   •  Assisted with conducting client interviews; attended an administrative hearing and assisted
      in trial  preparations

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