Civic Literacy 101 - Judicial Branch - March 10

Civics affects us every day, but its mechanics is often ignored or forgotten. Educating (or re-educating) yourself on the structure and rules of the government gives you the ability to become part of the decision-making process and create a positive impact on your government. Join us for the third part of this series which covers the Judicial Branch of our government.

The United States is renowned for having one of the most sophisticated judicial systems in the world. Everyday thousands of people, including law enforcement officers, lawyers, judges, and government officials take part in this system, hoping to settle disputes and work for justice.

This session will cover the basic structure of our judicial system, who plays each role in the system and the duties and responsibilities of each. Join us to find out how to give power to your voice and enrich our democracy.

We are honored to have as our speaker Second Judicial District Chief Judge John Guthmann. Chief Judge Guthmann has been a judge in the Second Judicial District since 2008, and chief judge since 2016. Before his appointment to the bench, he spent close to 30 years as an attorney at Hansen, Dordell, Bradt, Odlaug & Bradt, P.L.L.P., where he was a partner from 1990 to 2008. He is chambered in the Ramsey County Courthouse in St. Paul.

Roseville Library, 2180 Hamline Avenue N., Roseville, MN.  Free and open to the public.  This program will be another great partnership between the League of Women Voters Roseville Area together with Do Good Roseville.