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Fall 2014

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 2014, the Colorado Supreme Court visited Ralston Valley High School in Arvada. A division of the Colorado Court of Appeals heard arguments at Central High School in Grand Junction, and another division heard arguments at Littleton High School.

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
Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, Ralston Valley High School, Arvada

13SC306: Sara L. Burnett v. State of Colorado Department of Natural Resources, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation
Trial court order
Court of Appeals opinion
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief
Amicus brief

12SC803: Joe Anthony Martinez v. The People of the State of Colorado
Court of Appeals opinion
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

Colorado Court of Appeals
Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, Central High School, Grand Junction

13CA2062: Alex Terranova and Frederick Terranova v. Adams 12 Five Star School District et al.
Trial court order 1
Trial court order 2
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

12CA120: The People of the State of Colorado v. Jesus Jimenez-Ayala
Notice of Appeal
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, Littleton High School
12CA237: The People of the State of Colorado v. Lorenzo Camacho
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

14CA0184: Dina Navarrette v. Thomas Howe Sr. and Avanell Howe
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

 

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