Contact Career Services

Address: 425 West Jefferson Street
Advocacy Center Room A214
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-1601
Phone: 850.644.4495
Fax: 850.644.2109

The professional staff of the Career Services Office is eager to assist you in all stages of your career development and planning. Please contact us with any career-related questions you may have. The office is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. We will do our best to accommodate requests for appointments outside of office hours as needed.

Meet the Career Services Team

Associate Dean for Career Services and Professional Development
Associate Dean Debra Henley

Debra Henley is the Associate Dean for Career Services and Professional Development. She also teaches Legislative Practice at FSU Law. She previously served for seven years as executive director of the Florida Justice Association (FJA). Henley also served as legislative director of the FJA for 18 years, as a civil trial attorney with Connor and Martinez, as a member of the staff of the Florida House of Representatives and as commissioner on the Florida Commission of Ethics, among other positions. Henley graduated from the FSU College of Law in December 1987 with high honors. She has a wealth of legal experience and an extensive network of professional legal relationships.

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A214D
Phone: 850.644.7471

Assistant Director
Alisa "Lisa" Duke

Alisa “Lisa” Duke moved to Tallahassee with her family in 2001. Her main area of practice after she graduated from the University of Florida College of Law in 1986 was health care law, with a focus on transactional, regulatory, and compliance work. She represented a variety of health care providers and facilities and often presented educational seminars to doctors, nurses, health care administrators, and other lawyers on topics such as risk management, fraud, medical records, compliance, and human resources. Immediately prior to moving to Tallahassee, Duke served for five years as in-house general counsel for Medical Services of America, Inc, a large multi-state provider of health care services. Since joining FSU College of Law in 2016, Duke has worked to develop and nurture her relationships with our students and alumni.

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Office A214E 
Phone: 850.645.0039

Director of Employer Recruitment
Heckman headshot

Jennifer Heckman is the director of employer recruitment and a proud 2001 FSU College of Law graduate. Heckman was on the Moot Court team and was the 1L Final Four Best Oralist. She also was awarded first place in the National Telecommunications Moot Court Competition. Upon graduation, she practiced law at Ausley & McMullen for 10 years in the area of business litigation, representing businesses and financial institutions, state agencies, and the Governor’s Office in federal and state courts in Florida. She also practiced appellate law and served as ethics and election law compliance counsel for several multinational corporations. She went on to open and manage a private law practice representing financial institutions and providing guidance and advice on compliance with federal and state laws and regulations affecting the financial services industry. Heckman teaches financial regulation and compliance as an adjunct professor in FSU Law's Juris Master Program.

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Office A214
Phone: 850.644.4495

Information Manager and Career Advisor
Dekle headshot

Tre Dekle is an information manager and career advisor at the Career Services & Professional Development Office. With his extensive background in career services at Mercer University School of Law, Dekle brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. Before entering the student advising field, he worked as an assistant public defender in Orlando and later as an attorney with the Department of Children & Families.

He takes pride in providing personalized career counseling to students and helping them establish strong professional connections with potential employers. Also, outside of his role at FSU he volunteers as an attorney with Bay Area Legal Services and assists with various family law cases. Currently, Dekle is enrolled in an online master's program focused on higher education administration at the University of Florida and has tentative plans to pursue doctoral studies in the future.

Florida State University
College of Law
Advocacy Center, Room A214
Phone: 850.644.2262

Southeast Regional Recruiter
Sherri Rogers

Sherri Rogers received her J.D. from Florida State College of Law in 1992. She has lived in Atlanta for more than 25 years with her husband Ben (who is also a graduate of the FSU College of Law) and their two children, Matt and Lydia. Rogers previously worked for several years at the law firm of Bondurant, Mixson and Elmore, where she managed the firm’s legal recruiting and hiring process, provided support for the law library, and assisted in major litigation matters. She left the law firm to focus on family and volunteer responsibilities and gained extensive teaching, public speaking, fundraising and event planning experience while working as a volunteer leader for numerous school, church and public service organizations. Rogers is excited to combine her broad experience with her strong passion for FSU to help support law school students and alums seeking legal employment in the Atlanta area.