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Alvarado Elementary & the Case of the Stolen Basketball


A groupd of students and a judgeMs. Chavers’ 4th Grade Class from Alvarado Elementary thought they were visiting Metro Court simply for a tour…the students had no idea they would become attorneys and witnesses by the end of the day!  The class stopped in to observe Judge Frank Sedillo’s courtroom and got more than they bargained for!  Judge Sedillo was finished with his morning docket and asked the 4th graders if they wanted to participate in a mini mock trial. The “yesses” could be heard from down the hall!

Plaintiff and Defense Teams were assigned, witnesses got into character and one student even sat as Judge!  The case involved a stolen basketball signed by basketball star Lebron James.  Judge Sedillo received rave reviews for his time and creativity: 

A group of students

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