Thursday, April 16, 2015

A variety of ways to provide civics education

The first quarter of 2015 has been jam packed with opportunities for fun and education in the Southern District of California. 14 events were offered to 1040 students between January and March. These events included mock trials, courtroom observations, jobs panels, CARE presentations, marshals presentations and the 9th annual Open Doors to the Court event. Since a picture is worth a thousand words, we'll just post a few photos that reflect the variety of activities students participated in.

Students from Moscow, Russia pose with District Judge Anthony Battaglia

Magistrate Judge Barbara Major gives the "Readers Oath" to elementary school students to be life long readers on Literacy Day.

Magistrate Judge William Gallo confers with his student judge as to the proper sentence for Goldilocks.

District Judge Dana Sabraw and Magistrate Judge Karen Crawford participate in a reenactment of Wards Cove Packing Co v. Antonio presented by the Pan Asian Lawyers of San Diego 
District Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo poses with 4th grade students who participated in a mock trial
Deputry Marshal Joanne Boyd and her partner, Ella teach students how canines find explosives.