Judge Frances Doherty and students
2 Photo/Video Ops – Kids in Court

WHAT: Washoe County Judge Frances Doherty (Ret.) will read Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s autobiographical children’s book “Turning Pages, My Life Story” to 15 fifth-grade students from Reno’s Esther Bennett Elementary School. 

Later that day, Washoe County Judge Scott N. Freeman will read the same book to 30 fourth-seventh graders from the Boys and Girls Club of Truckee Meadows’ 21st Century Program.

Each student will receive a stuffed eagle, gavel-shaped pencil, backpack, pocket-sized U.S. Constitution, autographed copy of the book, and another book of Sotomayor’s, “Just Ask: Be Different, Be Brave, Be You!”

WHEN: Friday, March 13. Judge Doherty’s reading will begin at 11 a.m. and Judge Freeman’s will begin at 4:30 p.m. 

WHERE: The National Judicial College, at the intersection of Evans Ave. and Jodi Drive on the periphery of the University of Nevada, Reno campus.

For security purposes, media are asked to call/email in advance if they plan to cover this event. The students have signed photo/video waivers.  

* * *

Created more than a half-century ago at the recommendation of a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, The National Judicial College remains the only educational institution in the United States that teaches courtroom skills to judges of all types from all over the country, Indian Country and abroad. The categories of judges served by this nonprofit and nonpartisan institution, based in Reno since 1964, decide more than 95 percent of the cases in the United States.

NJC News