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Spring 2012

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 spring 2012, the Colorado Supreme Court visited Rocky Mountain High School in Fort Collins. Divisions of the Colorado Court of Appeals heard arguments at Castle View High School in Castle Rock and at Thomas Jefferson High School in Denver.

     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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Colorado Supreme Court
Law Day, Tuesday, May, 1, 2012 - Rocky Mountain High School
10SC65: Richard Bedor v. Michael E. Johnson
Court of Appeals opinion
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

09SC323: People of the State of Colorado v. Lance Patrick Brunsting
Court of Appeals opinion
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief
Supplemental authority

Colorado Court of Appeals
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - Castle View High School
09CA1179: People of the State of Colorado v. Matthew Vincent Martinez
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief 

10CA2559: Freedom From Religion Foundation Inc., Mike Smith, David Habecker, Timothy G. Bailey and Jeff Baysinger v. Bill Ritter Jr. in his official capacity as governor of the state of Colorado, and the state of Colorado
Trial court's order on summary judgment
Opening brief
Opening-Answer brief
Answer-Reply brief
Reply brief
Amicus brief

Wednesday, April 11, 2012 - Thomas Jefferson High School
06CA1525: People of the State of Colorado v. Cong T. Lam
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

11CA1047: Aaron M. McCambridge v. Kerri L. Mullette
Trial court order denying defendant's motion for new trial
Trial court order denying defendant's motion for judgment notwithstanding verdict
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

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