You Be the Judge

Each day, KHC features the hot topics and great speakers in the Speakers Bureau catalog. Today’s featured presentation is “You Be the Judge: The United States Supreme Court in Review” by Judge G. Joseph Pierron, Jr.

Supreme Court

Supreme Court, Washington, D.C.
Image via Library of Congress

Rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court impact citizens throughout the nation, but the proceedings, decisions, and legal jargon are often mystifying to those of us without law degrees. In his Speakers Bureau talk, Judge G. Joseph Pierron, Jr., leads the audience in a re-creation of actual Supreme Court cases, with the participants playing the roles of the litigants, lawyers, and judges, leading to a greater understanding of the work of the judicial branch.

Pierron has been a judge on the Kansas Court of Appeals since 1990 and enjoys sharing the drama of the legal process with Kansans, young and old.

“The United States Supreme Court has had a tremendous impact on the history of the United States and the lives of its people,” shared Pierron. “The presentation gives citizens a chance to better understand how the court works.”

Judge G. Joseph Pierron, Jr.

Audiences members do not need to prepare for the program, although a minimum audience of 50 is required. This program is offered in cooperation with the Kansas Judiciary and the Kansas Bar Association.

Bring Judge Pierron’s “You Be the Judge: The United States Supreme Court in Review” or one of the other presentations in the Speakers Bureau catalog to your community for FREE with a Resource Center Support Grant. It’s quick and easy! Visit the Speakers Bureau page to get started or contact Leslie Von Holten, KHC program officer, at leslie(at)kansashumanities.org for more information.