Many of us gained our knowledge of the court system from school, from the news, or from primetime television. But our everyday exposure to the courts can sometimes be overwhelming, and leave us with more questions than answers:
What really happens in criminal court?
What is the difference between criminal and civil court cases?
What is the difference between state court and federal court?
What is it really like to be a judge?
Our Courts Wisconsin will bring you the answers.
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Go Behind the Bench
The Our Courts Wisconsin program offers nonpartisan informational programs to adult audiences throughout Wisconsin. Specially trained legal professionals are available to make presentations free of charge to community groups. If your organization needs an engaging expert with first-hand knowledge of the court system to provide a fun, interactive educational experience, please contact us via email at PubEdCoordinator@wisbar.org or call Marsha Varvil-Weld at (800) 444-9404, ext. 6191.
A Variety of Topics to Suit Your Needs
Community groups and organizations will be able to select a presentation from a menu of programs. A team made up of an attorney and a judge will provide the presentation, which can be adapted to the length of your meeting. Presentations will be available beginning in April 2013.