RENO, NV (April 18, 2022) — The next Reading & Robes™ program featuring judges in robes teaching school children about civics and the judiciary is happening this week.
WHERE: Procter R. Hug High School, 2880 Sutro St., Reno, NV
WHEN: 7:30 a.m. to 9:40 a.m., Thursday, April 21
WHO: Hon. Michael Douglas, retired Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Nevada; Senior Judge Larry Sage of Sparks Municipal Court and an international judicial and rule-of-law adviser; Retired Reno Municipal Court Judge Ken Howard; Lucy Crow, Esq., associate at Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP.
The panel of three judges and one attorney will present to two classes of 100 junior- and senior-level high school students, 200 students in total. Each student will receive a backpack, a pocket-size version of the Constitution, and a signed copy of Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s book “The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor.”
This program is being put on in conjunction with the Michael L. Douglas Prelaw Fellowship Program, which helps provide undergraduate students with law course and LSAT preparations.
Begun in 2019, Reading & Robes™ is a community-outreach initiative of The National Judicial College. It involves judges, wearing their robes, teaching school children about the courts, civic responsibilities and the power of reading. The program has now reached nearly 3,300 students in 15 states.
Reading & Robes™ typically uses autobiographical works by Justice Sotomayor.
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Founded in 1963 at the recommendation of a justice of the Supreme Court of the United States and based in Reno, Nevada, since 1964, The National Judicial College remains the only educational institution in the country that teaches courtroom skills to judges of all types from all 50 states, Indian Country and abroad. The categories of judges served by the nonprofit and nonpartisan NJC decide more than 95 percent of the cases in the United States.