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According to Deputy District Attorney Jane Templeton, who served as the volunteer coordinator for the District Attorney’s office, 440 5th graders from all over the county participated in the event.
This year’s theme was “Miranda: More than Words.”
“The goal of the event was to expose kids to the courtroom and familiarize them with the roles and responsibilities of each participant,” said Templeton. “First, the judge and attorneys explained Miranda to the kids, and then the bailiff simulated an arrest on one of the kids, and read him or her their Miranda rights. Next, each attorney participant was provided a packet with some scenarios that were discussed with the kids.”
Overall, 20 Deputy District Attorneys, 2 Supervising Deputy District Attorneys and 1 Chief Deputy District Attorney participated in Law Day.