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 Red Bluff High School in the Red Bluff Joint Union High School District beginning at 10 a.m. on May 1.

Since 2000, the Third Appellate District has held 30 high school and two law school outreach programs for oral argument.

Principal Rich Hassay, Red Bluff High School, and Principal Charlie Troughton, Corning High School, have arranged for 480 students to attend. Oral argument will be heard in the Red Bluff High School Performing Arts Center at 1260 Union Street, Red Bluff.  Arguments are open to the public, attorneys, and judges. Those who attend will be required to go through security screening, so an early arrival is advisable. The following two cases will be heard:

10 to 10:30 a.m.
The People of the State of California v. Marcos Manson Adams, C085290.  Appeal is taken from judgment entered upon jury trial conviction for attempted voluntary manslaughter, domestic violence, assault with a firearm, and being a felon in possession of a firearm, with an additional finding that defendant personally used a firearm in the commission of the offenses.

10:30 to 11 a.m.
Krista Townley v. BJ’s Restaurants, Inc., C086672.  Appeal is taken after summary judgment was granted in favor of BJ’s and Ms. Townley’s lawsuit was dismissed.

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 session immediately following oral argument. The justices are not permitted to answer questions about the cases. Ten attorneys and several local judges have volunteered their time to visit classrooms at Red Bluff High School and Corning High School before the day of oral argument. They will make presentations about the California court system and the appellate process, and discuss the cases the students will see during the oral argument at the high school.