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Fall 2010

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 2010, the Colorado Supreme Court visited Mountain Range High School in Westminster. Divisions of the Colorado Court of Appeals heard arguments at Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch and at Pine Creek High School in Colorado Springs.

     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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October 26, 2010 - Colorado Supreme Court - Mountain Range High School
2009SC781: Cheryl Kendrick v. Holly Pippin
Court of Appeals opinion
Opening brief
Brief of amicus curiae Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
Answer brief
Brief of amicus curiae Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
Reply brief
Reply brief of amicus curiae Colorado Trial Lawyers Association in support of its opening amicus brief

2009SC119: Scott Michael French v. People of the State of Colorado
Court of Appeals opinion
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

Nov. 3, 2010 - Colorado Court of Appeals - Mountain Vista High School
2010CA56: Marcus Umstead v. Colorado Department of Public Safety, Colorado State Patrol, and Colorado State Personnel Board
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

2008CA183: The People of the State of Colorado v. Roque Garcia-Castaneda
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

Nov. 8, 2010 - Colorado Court of Appeals - Pine Creek High School
2009CA1872: Lavern R. Whipple v. BNSF Railway Company
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

2009CA750: The People of the State of Colorado v. Suzanne Shepard-Duncan
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

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