On May 4th, the Connecticut Bar Association (CBA)
hosted students from CREC Public Safety Academy of Enfield and Bennie Dover
Jackson Middle School of New London during its Law Day Ceremony as part of a
mock School Student Review Panel, which helped explore the Law Day theme,
Miranda: More Than Words.
Using a mock student school board proceeding, the students viewed and discussed four hypothetical situations between students and various authority figures to illustrate some of the principles underlying Miranda. Students from the CREC Public Safety Academy were Student Panel Members and those from Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School were the Complainants. (Continued below slideshow)
Senior Judge Susan B. Handy and Michelle Combs, a teacher at Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School, were the Faculty Advisors during the mock proceedings. Chief Judge Alexandra D. DiPentima and Appellate Court Judges, Hon. Douglas S. Lavine, Hon. Bethany J. Alvord, Hon. Christine E. Keller, Hon. Eliot D. Prescott and Hon. Raheem L. Mullins observed the proceedings.
Superior Court Judge Kenneth L. Shluger and Judge Handy each advised the students before and during the program.
Secretary of State Denise W. Merrill, a member of the CBA Civics Education Committee, was also in attendance.