Spring 2013

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 2013, the Colorado Supreme Court will visit Middle Park High School in Granby, joined by students from West Grand High School in Kremmling. Divisions of the Colorado Court of Appeals will hear arguments at Mitchell High School in Colorado Springs and at Monarch High School in Louisville.

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 official opinions are issued. Cases are chosen by specifically considering the interests of students.

Colorado Supreme Court
Tuesday, May 7, 2013, Middle Park High School

11SC215: Ricardo Jaime Sanchez v. People of the State of Colorado
Court of Appeals opinion

Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

11SC813: People of the State of Colorado v. $11,200 U.S. Currency and Bradley Edward Strand
Court of Appeals opinion

Opening brief
Answer brief

Colorado Court of Appeals
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, Mitchell High School

12CA921: Michael Sackel v. Ronald Phillips; Timothy Nester; Comcast Cable Communications LLC; and Comcast Cable Communications Holdings Inc.
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

11CA1077: People of the State of Colorado v. Lewis Burton Ridgeway
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

Tuesday, April 9, 2013, Monarch High School
12CA0596: Leslie R. Evans and Esther H. Evans v. BCB Properties LLC and Alan Towbin
Trial court order
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

11CA1074: People of the State of Colorado v. Joshua Patrick Benitez
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief


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