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The District of Connecticut’s most substantial program is The Hon. Warren W. Eginton Justice Institute. This free, 5-day summer program for incoming 10th and 11th graders is held every July. Registration is generally available starting in February.

Last year the institute was held July 17-21, 2023. It was an exciting week that included instructional panels about civil and criminal litigation, including sessions about how to prepare opening statements, direct and cross-examinations, and closing arguments; a visit to a United States Marshals Service cell block; observation of court proceedings, including a criminal sentencing and a naturalization ceremony; and a visit from a police K-9 unit and the bomb squad. Students met and learned from several lawyers and state and federal judges. The week concluded with a mock trial competition in real courtrooms where the students applied the skills they learned throughout the week. Explore the content of the Justice Institute program by clicking the following link.

Interested in attending the 2024 Justice Institute on July 15-19 in Hartford? Please register here.

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