On Thursday, October 13, 2011, mock congressional hearings will be held at Noel Middle School middle school in Denver, and volunteer attorneys are needed to help judge the proceedings.
A Congressional Hearing is a meeting or session of a Senate, House, Joint, or Special Committee of Congress, usually open to the public, to obtain information and opinions on proposed legislation, conduct an investigation, or evaluate/oversee the activities of a government department or the implementation of a Federal law. In addition, hearings may also be purely exploratory in nature, providing testimony and data about topics of current interest, and to obtain opinions on those issues.
Students prepare investigative responses to questions dealing with the major concepts concerning our government. Volunteers for the event will be given training and prep materials – no prior experience is required.
Attorneys available to judge should report to Rachel B. Noel Middle School, 5290 Kittridge St., Denver, Colorado 80239, at 7:15 for orientation. Judging will take place from 7:45 to 9:45.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to volunteer.