The supreme court building is open to the public monday – friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm it is closed on weekends and all federal holidays in addition to the courtroom, portions of the first and ground floors of the supreme court building are open to the public.
Preparing for a courtroom visit page content the following material is reproduced from the pamphlet courtroom visits--a guide for teachers and court officials, produced by the state bar of michigan. In addition to the courtroom, portions of the first and ground floors of the supreme court building are open to the public visitors should be aware that the business of the court may from time to time affect public access to the building or alter programming offered. The visit is done during the last week of september 2010 and the visiting point was the united states district first court of appeal, the court located at 301 s ml king blvd tallahassee, florida in this paper the findings will be discussed that what factors (selected) are involved that affect the process of administration of justice.
School, civic and other groups of 15 or more people may arrange for a guided visit to the appellate courtrooms when they are not in use and, if possible, a meeting with one of the justices on the supreme court or one of the judges on the court of appeals.
A designated representative of the court should meet them to provide the assistance needed to make the visit meaningful and educational the office of the court clerk usually handles this assignment visitors may expect background information on the court they are visiting. The courtroom the first impression i had of family court is that the courtrooms were small before i went there, i just imagined that a courtroom consisted of three big chairs for judges on a little high stage and many chairs for the audience at the back. An oral argument before the colorado supreme court lasts for either 30 minutes or one hour, depending on the case an oral argument before the colorado court of appeals lasts about 30 minutes a guided visit to a courtroom that is not in use and meeting with a justice or judge lasts about 45 minutes to one hour.
Before visiting a court the best time to visit a court is during a unit on the judicial system or the rights that the system protects in this context, students can put their new knowledge to use by observing and interpreting court sessions and finding out more information from judges and other court personnel.