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Fall 2018

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 2018, the Colorado Supreme Court visited Fossil Ridge High School in Fort Collins, and divisions of the Colorado Court of Appeals heard arguments at South High School in Denver and 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 official opinions are issued. Cases are chosen by specifically considering the interests of students.

Colorado Supreme Court
Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, Fossil Ridge High School
15SC935, People of the State of Colorado v. Mikel Morehead
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

16SC158, People of the State of Colorado v. Simon Kubuugu
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief
 

Colorado Court of Appeals
Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, South High School, Denver

17CA1852, Sharon Nelson v. Douglas County and Kristin Laniar
Opening brief
Amicus brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

16CA2133, People of the State of Colorado v. Charles James Linnebur
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018, Pine Creek High School, Colorado Springs
17CA1913, City and County of Denver v. Rebekah Butterfield
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

16CA2147, People of the State of Colorado v. Eric Manly
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

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