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Spring 2024

The Colorado Supreme Court and Court of Appeals provide an educational outreach program for high schools, and sometimes colleges or universities, 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 hear oral arguments in two real cases at each location. In spring 2024, the Supreme Court is scheduled to visit Central High School in Pueblo. A division of the Court of Appeals heard oral arguments at Fort Lupton High School; scheduled hearings before a different division at Green Mountain High School in Lakewood had to be canceled due to a snowstorm.

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
May 9, 2024, Central High School, Pueblo

23SC272, Terra Management Group LLC and Littleton Main Street LLC v. Kathleen Keaten and Delaney Keaten
Opening brief
Answer brief
 

22SC869, Kevin Matthew Dhyne v. The People of the State of Colorado
Opening brief (redacted)
Answer brief (redacted)
Reply brief (redacted)

Colorado Court of Appeals
March 14, 2024, Green Mountain High School, Lakewood

23CA0364, Ashley Bullington v. Courtney Barela
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

23CA1143, The People of the State of Colorado v. Brian Saltzman 
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

April 2, 2024, Fort Lupton High School
22CA2086, Adam Strange v. GA HC REIT Liberty CRCC, LLC
Opening brief
Opening/answer brief
Answer/reply brief
Cross reply brief

21CA1946, The People of the State of Colorado v. Shari Dooley
Opening brief
Answer brief
Reply brief

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