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Spring 2015

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 2015, the Colorado Supreme Court visited Broomfield High School, and a division of the Colorado Court of Appeals heard arguments at Thornton 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 April 29, 2015, Broomfield High School

13SC902: Fabian Sebastian v. Douglas County, Douglas County Sheriff's Office, David A. Weaver and Greg A. Black
Court of Appeals opinion
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

13SC904: Salvador Esquivel-Castillo v. The People of the State of Colorado
Court of Appeals opinion
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

Colorado Court of Appeals
Tuesday, April 14, 2015, Thornton High School

14CA727: John Winkler and Linda Winkler v. Jason Shaffer, Michael Gartley and Gerald H. Phipps Inc. d/b/a GH Phipps Construction Company
Notice of Appeal
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

12CA2045: The People of the State of Colorado v. Charles Edward Trogdon
Notice of Appeal
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief
 

 

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