Ken Rhoden Volunteers at Barry Law Review Symposium

Barry Law School (Orlando) hosted it’s annual Law Review Symposium last week.  The topic was focused on issues from the recent trial of George Zimmerman in Seminole County.  Ken was invited to participate as a panelist based on his almost 30 years in practice with the Public Defender’s Office and in private practice defending those accused of crimes and in civil cases.

Attorneys Mark O’Mara and Don West, both central defense figures in the 2013 George Zimmerman murder/manslaughter trial, were among the speakers at the Feb. 21 symposium, “Florida Self-Defense & Ethical Prosecution in the Wake of the Zimmerman Trial” at Barry University School of Law in Orlando.  Specific topics included:   jury selection and perception, ethical prosecution, and several issues related to Florida’s Stand Your Ground Law.

In addition to Ken Rhoden, Mark O’Mara and Don West, other speakers included: former Florida Sen. Steven Geller, former U.S. Marshal Tom Hurlburt, former NYPD Officer Dennis Bootle, and attorneys Diana Tennis, Carey Haughwout, Mimi Smith, Scott Santos, and Cynthia Schmidt.

The symposium was well attended and Barry presented a beautiful plaque of appreciation to Ken.