Local students will get a real life lesson in the courtroom

More than 800 students will get a firsthand look at the justice system next week.

Fifth graders from the Edmonds School District will take part in the annual Law Day event at Snohomish County District Court, South Division in Lynnwood on Friday, May 14.

Students can take part in a criminal mock trial under the direction of local attorney Paul Hanson.

Lynnwood Police Detective Greg Jamison will lead Law Day Jeopardy with a detective from the Lake Stevens Police Department, challenging the students on their knowledge of the legal system.

The fifth graders also will see the consequences of driving under the influence with a DUI car crash display and a presentation from Tracy McMillan, Snohomish County DUI and Traffic Safety Task Force Coordinator.

Finally, K-9 officers from the Mountlake Terrace Police Department and Washington State Patrol will be educating students on the use of police dogs in the field.

The theme of this year’s event is “Law in the 21st Century:  Enduring Traditions, Emerging Challenges.”

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