On October 1, 2013, Hon. Michael Anello of the Southern District of California invited 25 high school seniors to observe opening statements and witness testimony in a criminal trial involving drugs being brought across the U.S./Mexico border. He then spent time answering the students questions about what they had observed and general questions about the court system. Judge Anello's law clerk, Colin MacDonald, then shared additional information with the students about high publicity cases heard
in the Southern District.