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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Specialty Court Graduation Ceremony, Gavel Relay And Drug-Free Pledge Billboard To Mark Event Highlighting Drug Courts Transforming Criminal Justice System

The All Rise America RV will roll into Las Vegas on Wednesday, May 1 at 8:45 a.m. at the Clark County Commission Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Pkwy. Las Vegas is the third stop on a National Association of Drug Court Professionals cross-country road to recovery trip that is just in time to mark the Eighth Judicial District Court specialty court graduation for 60 participants. The graduates have successfully completed intensive treatment and counseling programs that prepare them for a new crime-free life. As friends and family look on, participants share heartfelt stories on their path to a crime-free life. The graduates will sign the giant drug-free pledge that will travel across the nation. To close out the ceremony, Davey Johnstone, guitarist for Elton John, will speak to the graduates.

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DSC_0401Las Vegas A-Tech High School Seniors Mock Court Case On Prison Break

Advanced Technologies Academy Students Get Real World Experience In Engineering, Business And Law With The Help Of Businesses And The Eighth Judicial District Court

Senior students from Advanced Technologies Academy held court on a fictional prison break in a mock trial today, Apr. 24 at 9 a.m. at the at the Eighth Judicial District Court, in the Regional Justice Center, before real District Court Judge Joanna Kishner. Students from the legal studies program served as attorneys in the case, while students from the business management and administration, architectural drafting and design, and engineering programs served as expert witnesses, defendants or jurors. Members of the Advanced Technologies Academy advisory board also helped facilitate the trial and took part in the jury. This trial serves as the culminating event for the 2012-2013 senior cross-curricular capstone project.

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Mock Trial at Eighth Judicial District Court

A mock trial in the real courtroom of District Court Judge Doug Herndon gave students from the Meadows School a good look at how the justice system works. The students took on the roles of attorneys, jurors and witnesses in a case to determine if Lee Harvey Oswald killed JFK.

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