More than 700 students participate in annual Law Day |

More than 700 students participate in annual Law Day

Law Day is an annual field trip opportunity for fifth-grade students to better understand what happens in court and learn about the role of law enforcement.

Sponsored by Nevada County Superior Court, local law enforcement, and the Nevada County Superintendent of Schools, Law Day welcomed roughly 700 students to tour the courthouse building while observing presentations by judges, attorneys, bailiffs and representatives from law enforcement. The tour included three stations of learning:

• How the Courts Work — an introduction to what takes place in each courtroom, the roles of the Judge, District Attorney and Public Defender, and the differences between the Criminal, Family and Juvenile Courts.

• The Role of Law Enforcement in the Justice System — to include an overview of basic constitutional rights, such as privacy rights and rights of search and seizure.

• A tour of the old county jail facility area, led by a Sheriff’s deputy, including a presentation from representatives of the Juvenile Drug Court, followed by a question and answer session.

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