United States District Court, Central District of California

Community Outreach

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Teacher's Institute2009 Teacher's Seminar at Federal Courthouse 07/16/2010



RELEASE DATE: October 7, 2009
CONTACT: Lydia A. Yurtchuk, Legal Services Unit, (213) 894-8249

The United States District Court, Central District of California is again inviting teachers to participate in the 10th annual Federal Court Teacher’s Institute program. The program will be held on Thursday, October 8, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at the U.S. Courthouse, 312 N. Spring Street, Room 1001 (10th Floor), Los Angeles, California. This year’s presentation is entitled “Free Speech and School Conduct: A Right or a Disruption?”. The purpose of this year’s topic is to provide high school teachers with a foundation for discussing with their students important concepts in First Amendment law as they relate to students’ rights in the Supreme Court case of Morse v. Frederic.

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

Please contact Pamela Gamble Jackson, Event Coordinator, at 213-894-5708 if you are interested in attending and want to bring a camera.

Teachers from 20 different high schools located within the Central District have registered for this program. The District Court looks forward to presenting this educational and milestone event.

Terry Nafisi
District Court Executive and Clerk of Court