Fall 2009

The Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals provide an educational outreach program for high schools which introduces students to the state’s appellate process. In the program, Courts in the Community, each court travels at least once a year to a different high school to hear oral arguments in two actual cases at each location. In fall 2009, the Colorado Supreme Court heard arguments at Columbine High School in Littleton. Divisions of the Colorado Court of Appeals heard arguments at Brighton High School in Adams County and at Overland High School in Aurora.

Courts in the Community began on Law Day in 1986. The program gives students hands-on experience in how the Colorado judicial system works and illustrates how disputes are resolved in a democratic society. These are not mock proceedings. They are oral arguments in actual cases from which rulings are determined. Cases are chosen by specifically considering the interests of students.

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Oct. 1, 2009 - Colorado Supreme Court - Columbine High School

08SC970: Savannah Boles v. Sun Ergoline Inc.
Court of Appeals opinion
Opening Brief
Answer Brief
Reply Brief
Amicus Brief, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association

08SC936: People of the State of Colorado v. Allen Charles Bergerud
Court of Appeals opinion
Opening Brief
Answer Brief
Reply Brief

 

Nov. 10, 2009 - Colorado Court of Appeals - Brighton High School
08CA1828: Presbytery of Plains and Peaks and Covenant Presbyterian Church of Boulder County v. Indian Peaks Community Church and Georges Michael Houssney

Trial court ruling and order
Opening Brief
Answer Brief
Reply Brief

06CA1613: People of the State of Colorado v. Jonathan Estes
Opening Brief
Answer Brief
Reply Brief

 

Dec. 7, 2009 - Colorado Court of Appeals - Overland High School
09CA0271 & 09CA0560: Safeway Inc. and Michael Arellano v. Martinson Snow Removal Inc.
Trial Court Order
Opening Brief
Answer Brief
Reply Brief

08CA1883: People of the State of Colorado v. Bradley Scott Hurtt
Opening Brief
Answer Brief
Reply Brief


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