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Law Day2008 National Theme of "The Rule of Law: Foundation for Communities of Opportunity and Equity" 01/28/2008

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
CENTRAL DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA

FEDERAL COURT TO CELEBRATE LAW DAY 2008 WITH
NATIONAL THEME OF
LIBERTY UNDER LAW: EMPOWERING YOUTH, ASSURING DEMOCRACY

TO: All Chairpersons and Teachers of the Social Studies Department

FROM: Sherri R. Carter, District Court Executive

RE: Law Day 2008 - “The Rule of Law: Foundation for Communities of Opportunity and Equity

In recognition of the 50th anniversary of Law Day, the United States District Court, Central District of California is again offering programs to high school students within the Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside County School Districts. The programs will be held at the U.S. Courthouse, 312 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles. Although Law Day is nationally recognized on May 1st, the Court will be providing sessions Tuesday through Friday, April 22 - April 25, 2008. The highlight of the event is a mock trial followed by speakers from various related federal agencies. (Each participating teacher will be mailed the mock trial script in early April so that the students can thoroughly review the script before the visit.)

By this letter, I extend an invitation to you and your high school students to attend any of the sessions offered. If you and your students are interested, please complete and return the enclosed registration form, which may be copied and distributed to other interested teachers, as soon as possible.
The court has obtained limited funding to provide for transportation to and from the courthouse and for substitute teachers. If you want to apply for transportation and/or substitute teacher funding, please so indicate on the registration form. Program and fund numbers will be provided to you at a later date.

Last year, there was a waiting list of 9 high school classes that were unable to attend the program due to the overwhelming response to the court’s invitation. It is anticipated that courtroom space again will be utilized to capacity and so that as many schools that want to attend can attend, it will be necessary for us to confirm your date several times before your scheduled visit. Therefore, no reservation and/or request for substitute teacher funding and/or transportation reimbursement will be accepted without the name, home address, home telephone number, and working e-mail address of each teacher attending the program. This information must be provided on the registration form even if you have attended the program in the past.

If you have any questions, please contact Lydia A. Yurtchuk at 213-894-8249 or by fax at 213-894-2059.

We look forward to your visit.

SHERRI R. CARTER
DISTRICT COURT EXECUTIVE



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