Western Wyoming Community College will welcome Wyoming Supreme Court Justice Catherine M. "Kate" Fox to campus this evening for the second and final “You Be The Judge” event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Room 3650 A and B. Justice Fox will give a presentation on the workings of Wyoming's Supreme Court as part of the evening's program.
For “You Be The Judge,” Western has partnered with the Wyoming Supreme Court, the District and Circuit Court Judges of the Third Judicial District, and the Sweetwater County Bar. Local judges and attorneys will present two mock cases and invite audience recommendations on verdicts and sentencing, while explaining how the rules of evidence, due process, state laws, and other factors necessarily influence judicial decisions and the outcomes of cases.
Scheduled to attend along with Justice Fox are District Court Judges Nena James and Richard Lavery, and Circuit Court Judges John Prokos and Craig Jones, along with attorneys from the Sweetwater County Attorney’s Office and Public Defender’s Office, and local attorneys in private practice. None will speak about active cases.
These sessions are intended to be interactive and educational, and they will offer insight into how judges consider their decisions and how their thought processes work with regard to legal issues.
Western Wyoming Community College is pleased to partner with the Wyoming Supreme Court, the District and Circuit Court Judges of the Third Judicial District, and the Sweetwater County Bar to present this free event to the citizens of Sweetwater County. Refreshments will be provided.
For more information, contact Christopher Sheid, Marketing and Communication Coordinator for Western Wyoming Community College, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (307) 382-1661.