SACRAMENTO—Administrative Presiding Justice Vance W. Raye announced that as part of its award-winning community outreach program, the Court of Appeal, Third Appellate District, will hear oral argument at UC Davis School of Law in Yolo County beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.
Since 2000, the Third Appellate District has held oral argument sessions in 26 high schools and one law school in 20 counties of its district.
Dean Kevin R. Johnson has arranged for close to 120 students from UC Davis School of Law to attend. Oral argument will begin at 9:30 a.m. and will be heard in King Hall, 400 Mrak Hall Drive, Davis (map). All interested members of the public, attorneys, and judges are welcome to attend. Those who attend will be required to go through security screening, so an early arrival is advisable. The following two cases will be heard:
- 9:30 - 10:00 a.m.: Edgar Ward Jones v. Whiskey Creek Restaurants, Inc., C075030. Appeal is taken from judgment entered for defendant after the trial court granted defendant's summary judgment motion.
- 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.: The People of the State of California v. The Superior Court of El Dorado County; South Lake Tahoe Police Officers Association et al., C081603. The People seek a petition for writ of mandate compelling the El Dorado Superior Court to vacate its orders granting motions to quash subpoenas and dismissing the criminal grand jury.
- 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.: Discussion/question-and-answer session with students.
As part of this educational experience, justices of the Third Appellate District will discuss their career paths with the students and conduct a question-and-answer period immediately following oral argument. The justices are not permitted to answer questions about the cases.
The Court of Appeal ordinarily holds oral argument in its courtroom at 914 Capitol Mall, Sacramento. The Third Appellate District comprises 23 counties: Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Glenn, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, and Yuba.