How do I prepare for a courtroom visit?

The following material is reproduced from the pamphlet Courtroom Visits-A Guide for Teachers and Court Officials, produced by the State Bar of Michigan:

  • Committee on Your Legal Education
  • The State Bar of Michigan

This brochure contains suggestions for those organizing educational courtroom visits for students-an activity that often brings young people a better understanding of the role of courts in our society. Teachers, judges, and court clerks in particular will find these suggestions helpful in arranging and conducting these important educational experiences for maximum effectiveness.

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1. How do I prepare for a courtroom visit?
2. What should I do before I visit?
3. What should visitors expect?