Meeting Chief Justice John Roberts Jr.

Hello again!

It has been a while since I updated everyone on the progress of Kids’ Court.  Don’t fret though!  My absence is not the  result of a lack of activity with Kids’ Court.  In fact, quite the opposite, the Kids’ Court partners are busier then ever!  The kids of Rose Park and Park City have participated in mock trials in front of federal judges, have gone on field trips to the federal courthouse, and now are preparing for graduation!  The partners have also been busy prepping for the first ever Kids’ Court Camp for students in Jackson Elementary School’s Adelante Program.  I’ll go into more detail about all those events in a future post, but for now I must tell you about our visit with the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court today!

About 25 of our Rose Park Elementary School Kids’ Court student had the opportunity to meet the Chief Justice this morning.  Chief Justice Roberts spoke to the children about what his days entail, how he became a judge, the importance of education, and why he loves the law.  He also left plenty of time for our students to ask him questions.  I had the opportunity to watch the Chief preside over oral arguments just prior to and again after his meeting the Kids’ Court students, and I must say it was a pretty unique experience to hear the Chief Justice answer questions instead of asking them!  Overall, the experience was unforgettable and absolutely incredible.

Thank you to everyone who made this meeting possible especially Dean Aguilar.

Also, the most sincere thanks to the Chief Justice for taking the time to share his experiences with our Kids’ Court students, and for being of such a great service to this country.

Betsy Voter