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District Court Outreach Activities

 

Welcome to the District Court of Puerto Rico's Outreach and Educational Events page. The Court is committed to being an active participant in the Puerto Rico community, providing programs that reinforce the importance of civic duty and the law. Our goal is to inform our community about the public service provided in the Court and to promote access to justice.  

 
Below is a link to upcoming programs. In each you will find a description of the program, the dates in which the program will be offered next and how you or your group can apply to participate.

To request a student group visit to the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, click on the following URL link:

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LAW DAY

The District Court for the District of Puerto Rico will be hosting an activity geared towards students in Department of Education and private schools between the fourth and sixth grades. The goal of the program is for students to learn about the work carried out in the courthouse and to create awareness on citizens’ rights and responsibilities. Visits to the schools by professionals who work at the courthouse, including judges, attorneys from the Public Defenders Office and the United States Attorney’s Office, as well as from federal agencies like the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Probation Office will be coordinated. They will briefly speak about their career trajectory and their role within the Court and answer questions from students.
 
The program will be offered at least once during the 2024-2025 school year. If you are interested in having your students participate in this activity, please notify us at your earliest convenience, by sending an email to heidi_pantoja@prd.uscourts.gov. Your email should indicate the approximate number of students that would participate in the activity. Participation will be confirmed based on the order in which the application emails are received.
 
 
 
The District Court for the District of Puerto Rico will be hosting an activity geared toward students in Department of Education and private schools between the tenth and twelfth grades. The goal of the program is to create awareness of the importance of civic responsibility in judicial processes and in human relations as a whole, and of deliberations in the decision-making process. Students will have the opportunity to visit the courthouse and discuss these matters with attorneys and judges, and will put into practice the skills discussed by participating in oral arguments and in the deliberation process based on fictional facts during a mock judicial proceeding.

The program will be offered twice during the 2024-2025 school year. If you are interested in having your students participate in this activity, you may notify us at your earliest convenience, by sending an email to heidi_pantoja@prd.uscourts.gov. Your email should indicate the date in which you would like to participate and the approximate number of students that would be participating. Groups of 25-30 students will be accepted and participation will be confirmed based on the order in which the application emails are received.

 

Outreach Activities

Photo Date Outreach Activity
Jun 27, 2024 Magistrate Judge Marshal D. Morgan speaks at Judicial Studies Institute's Human Trafficking Symposium
Jun 24, 2024 University of Puerto Rico Law School’s Legal Summer Camp for High School Students visit the District Court of Puerto Rico
Jun 10, 2024 District Judge Camille Vélez-Rivé welcomes high school students from the University of Puerto Rico Law School’s Legal Summer Camp
May 23, 2024 District Judge Silvia L. Carreño-Coll presides over a Naturalization ceremony at the Clemente Ruiz Nazario U.S. Courthouse
May 20, 2024 Magistrate Judge Giselle López-Soler welcomes 55 students from the Forensic Chemistry course of the Juan A. Corretjer Montes School in San Juan
May 15, 2024 Chief Judge Raúl M. Arias-Marxuach presides over Mock Trial and Graduation of LEAD Program Students from Rafael Cordero Molina School in Cataño
May 14, 2024 District Court welcomes 19 Latin American Judges of 7 Different Countries from the Department of Justice's Judicial Studies Institute
May 10, 2024 Students from UHS participate in Mock Trial Event with District Judge Camille Vélez-Rivé
May 01, 2024 Law Day 2024: District and Magistrate Judges address 175 students from two local elementary schools
Apr 17, 2024 District Court of Puerto Rico welcomes Homeland Security Investigations Citizens' Academy
Mar 08, 2024 Magistrate Judge Marshal D. Morgan addresses Latin American Judges on the Role of the Judge in the Accusatory Criminal Justice System
Mar 04, 2024 Students from Colegio San Ignacio and University of Puerto Rico School of Law Visit José V. Toledo U.S. Courthouse for Court of Appeals Oral Arguments
Mar 01, 2024 CIMATEC High School Students attended court proceedings
Feb 26, 2024 University of Puerto Rico's College of Education students attend District Court proceedings
Feb 21, 2024 Students from the University of Baltimore School of Law visit the District Court of Puerto Rico
Feb 08, 2024 District Court of Puerto Rico welcomes 20 Latin American Judges from Department of Justice's Judicial Studies Institute
Jan 18, 2024 Tasis School High School Students attended court proceedings
Dec 13, 2023 Magistrate Judge Marshal D. Morgan serves as panelist in "Sixth Symposium: Lets Start Listening to the Victim: Before, During and After"
Oct 18, 2023 Chief District Judge Raúl M. Arias-Marxuach and Magistrate Judge Giselle López-Soler host Civil Discourse and Difficult Decisions program
Sep 21, 2023 Honorable Silvia L. Carreño-Coll presides over Reentry Supervised Release Court Alternative Program (“RESCATE”) Graduation Ceremony
Sep 14, 2023 Magistrate Judge Marshal D. Morgan speaks at Federal Bar Association of Puerto Rico CLE Program “The Investigation and Prosecution of Human Trafficking Crimes in Puerto Rico.”
Sep 14, 2023 District Court of Puerto Rico commemorates Constitution Day with Naturalization Ceremony at Escuela Libre de Música Ernesto Ramos Antonini
Aug 17, 2023 District Judge Aida M. Delgado-Colón presides over a Naturalization ceremony at the Clemente Ruiz Nazario U.S. Courthouse
Aug 01, 2023 District Judge Francisco A. Besosa participates in the Juan D. Stubbe Middle School graduation ceremony
Jul 21, 2023 District Court of Puerto Rico hosts Latin American judges from the Department of Justice's Judicial Studies Institute

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