The Nebraska Court of Appeals will be in session on the campus of Nebraska Wesleyan University Thursday, September 12, 2013.
The Court of Appeals will divide into their customary two panels with three judges each, to hold arguments at 9:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m. at the Rogers Fine Arts Center on the Nebraska Wesleyan University Campus, 5000 St. Paul Avenue, Lincoln, Nebraska.
Chief Judge Everett O. Inbody said, “We look forward to visiting Nebraska Wesleyan’s campus and sharing our work directly with the students. The invitation to hold our court sessions at the college provides us with a unique opportunity for community outreach targeting an age group that is not generally found in our court audience.”
The Court of Appeals will hear several cases during both the morning and afternoon session, followed by an open question and answer session with the judges. Students will be given detailed case descriptions of each case in order to help them follow the legal arguments.
Nebraska Wesleyan students, along with government classes from area high schools, are invited to attend. Reporters, including student journalists, are encouraged to attend.
This college campus initiative, designed by judges of the Court of Appeals, is intended to provide Nebraskans the opportunity to learn about the judicial branch. The Court held arguments at Peru State College last year, and will travel to Midland University in Fremont during the 2014-2015 court term.
The Court of Appeals of Nebraska is the state's second-highest court and reviews appeals from state trial court decisions. A decision of the Nebraska Court of Appeals is final unless granted further review by the Nebraska Supreme Court. The six judges on the Court of Appeals issue an average of over 350 written opinions each year.
To make arrangements for your student(s) to observe Court of Appeals oral arguments on September 12 at the 9:00 a.m. or the 1:30 p.m. session, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-541-3818 ext 2218.
For information on video/audio recording of oral argument sessions at Nebraska Wesleyan, or about the Court of Appeals traveling oral arguments, email Janet Bancroft.
Online information regarding the Court of Appeals may be found on the Judicial Branch Website.