Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Students treated to 2d District arguments

March 27 is a big day for educational institutions and the 2d DCA.
First, Div. 4 will be hearing arguments at USC; second, Div. 8 will be hosting high school students as part of the ACE program.

Presiding Justice Norman Epstein announced today that the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Four will hold a special oral argument outreach session for students from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law, beginning at 9:00 a.m. on March 27, 2014. This program is designed to introduce first-year law students to the appellate court system, and as part of this educational program, the justices will attend a luncheon with students to answer questions and discuss the appellate court processes and procedures. The program is a collaborative effort involving Presiding Justice Norman Epstein, Associate Justices Thomas Willhite and Nora Manella of the Court of Appeal, and the Legal Writing and Advocacy Program at the University of Southern California Gould School of Law. The cases to be argued are:
9:00 a.m.
Shaham v. Tenet Hospital Corporation, et al. (B246549)
Arroyo, et al. v. Plosay and White Memorial Medical Center (B245659)
10:45 a.m.
Adelman v. Adelman (B248303)
Scholars Academic Foundation, Inc. v. City of Glendale (B243799)
1:30 p.m.
American Master Lease v. Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciressi (B246654)
Kieferle v. Hernandez, et al. (B243909)
WHAT:  The Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, Division Eight, will host its “Appellate Court Experience” (ACE) educational outreach program for students from North Hollywood High School and Grant High School.
WHEN:  Thursday, March 27, 2014, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
WHERE:  Court of Appeal Courtroom, Ronald Reagan State Building, North Tower, Third Floor, 300 South Spring Street, Los Angeles.
Launched in 2005, the ACE Program has helped educate thousands of high school students about the appellate courts. The program includes a classroom curriculum administered by appellate attorneys, followed by a visit to the Court of Appeal to observe oral arguments in a 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 justices and the attorneys. ACE is co-sponsored by the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, the Constitution Rights Foundation, the Los Angeles County Bar Association’s Appellate Courts Section, and the California Academy of Appellate Lawyers.