Benes with students
President Aldana reads to local students for Judicial Outreach Week

WHO: Judge Benes Aldana, President of The National Judicial College

WHAT: As part of National Judicial Outreach Week, President Benes Aldana will read Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor’s autobiographical children’s book “Turning Pages, My Life Story” to 40 fourth-grade students from Reno’s Dorothy Lemelson STEM Academy.

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

WHEN: 10 a.m., Monday, March 2. 

This program is being presented as part of Judicial Outreach Week, an initiative of the American Bar Association Judicial Division that takes place during the first 10 days of March each year. The goal is to raise public awareness about the importance of the courts in upholding the rule of law in the United States.

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.  

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Created more than a half-century ago at the recommendation of a U.S. Supreme Court justice, 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.

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