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The Bill of Rights and You
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Join the U.S. Courts to Celebrate the Anniversary of the Bill of Rights. This interactive event is designed for families but all are welcome. Hosted by the U.S. Courts within the Seventh and Eighth Circuits: Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.

Hear from federal judges and attorneys to learn more about the Bill of Rights in action.

Valuable prizes will be awarded! Check our website and your email inbox for updates coming in November. Updates will have details on how to win prizes during the event. WEBSITE: www.JudicialLearningCenter.org/bill-of-rights-day

If you require accommodations to participate, please indicate in the question/comments section below, or email EducationTeam@ca8.uscourts.gov after registering.

Speaker bios below.

Dec 1, 2021 06:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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The Honorable Kate M. Menendez
U.S. Magistrate Judge @U.S. District Court, Minnesota
Magistrate Judge Kate Menendez took the bench in April of 2016. She spent the previous 18 and a half years in the Office of the Federal Defender, where her work included all levels of practice, from initial appearances through trial and appeal. The second half of her career in the Defender’s Office involved a focus on training younger attorneys, handling appeals and overseeing complex special projects. During Judge Menendez's time as a public defender, she had the privilege of representing detainees at Guantanamo Bay, a man on the federal death row, and arguing twice to the US Supreme Court. Judge Menendez completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago and went to law school at NYU, where she was a Root Tilden Public Interest Scholar. She then clerked for a year for the late Hon. Sam. J. Ervin III on the Fourth Circuit.