United States District Court, Central District of California

Community Outreach

Subject: Section: Last Updated:
Teacher's Institute2010 Teacher's Seminar at Federal Courthouse 10/18/2010



RELEASE DATE: October 13, 2010
CONTACT: Gary K. Horimoto, (213) 894-7987

The United States District Court, Central District of California, is inviting teachers to participate in the 11th annual Federal Court Teachers’ Institute program. The program will be held on Tuesday, October 19, 2010, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the United States Courthouse, 312 N. Spring Street, Room 1001 (10th floor), Los Angeles, California. This year’s topic is “The First Amendment and Social Media: Student Rights, Wrongs and Responsibilities.” The purpose of this year’s presentation is to provide junior high and high school teachers with a foundation for discussing with their students the applicability of First Amendment rights to a situation involving the use of social media in a high school setting.

The program, hosted by the Honorable Consuelo B. Marshall, will be interactive and will include teacher/panel discussions, a presentation by attorney panelists, and teacher debates. Question and answer sessions will be interspersed throughout the program. Written materials will be provided.

Please contact Pamela Gamble Jackson, the Court’s Event Coordinator, at 213-894-5708 if you are interested in attending and would like to bring a camera.

Teachers from 21 different junior high and high schools located within the Central District of California have already registered for this program. The District Court looks forward to presenting this topical educational event.

Terry Nafisi
District Court Executive