News Release

Court of Appeal to Hold Education Program for High School Students

On Thursday, the Second Appellate District, Division Six (Ventura) will hold a special oral argument outreach session for high school students.
Nov 8, 2023

WHATThe Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Six, will host its educational outreach program, “Appellate Court Experience” (ACE), for students from Santa Paula High School.

WHEN: Thursday, Nov. 9 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  

WHERE: Court of Appeal, Second District, Division Six Courtroom
200 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura, CA

ACE is co-sponsored by the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Teach Democracy formerly the Constitutional Rights Foundation, the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Appellate Courts Section (ACS), and the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers (CAAL). 

The ACE program has helped educate thousands of students about the appellate courts since it first launched in 2005. The program begins with a classroom curriculum administered by appellate attorneys, followed by a visit to the Court of Appeal to observe oral argument for the case previously studied in the classroom. After oral argument, the students are introduced to the appellate court process first-hand with an opportunity to interact with the attorneys arguing the case and the panel of justices who will be reviewing it. 

As part of the programs educational experience, attorneys arguing their case and the justices of Division Six will discuss their career paths with the students and conduct a question and answer period following oral argument. The justices are not permitted to answer questions about the case.

Division Six hears cases from four counties: Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Los Angeles.

Schools wishing to participate in the ACE program should contact CRF at Lawyers interested in volunteering for ACE should send an email to or