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Peer Court Jury in Marin County

Peer Courts = Juror Training

May 14, 2018
The Constitutional promise of being tried by a “jury of your peers” is taken to the extreme in peer courts, an alternative approach to the traditional juvenile justice system where teens judge other teens.
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Argued in Brawley

May 11, 2018
The Court of Appeal Calendar Notice read "Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Imperial County oral argument)", and after the oral argument session the case Dockets read "argued in Brawley." That's because the Fourth District, Division One traveled from its downtown San Diego courtroom to Imperial County to enable nearly 500 local students to experience their justice system in action, maybe to inspire some of them to become future lawyers, and perhaps even Court of Appeal justices.
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With help from a committed corps of students, self-help centers in California’s courthouses help litigants navigate the system.

Chief Justice's Power of Democracy Civic Learning Initiative


In 2013, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye named a committee that today is connecting a growing number of courts with local schools in an effort to expand civic learning. 

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