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Public News Service - WY: Criminal Justice

PHOTO: University of Wyoming College of Law students will practice selecting juries this Saturday, and volunteer

LARAMIE, Wyo. - It's often called the most important part of a trial, whether civil or criminal, and yet it's not always taught in law school. That's why there's a jury selection training and competition this Saturday, Oct. 5. It's a practice session for University of Wyoming College of Law students

PHOTO: There's a free screening of the documentary,

LARAMIE, Wyo. - An extra-hot cup of coffee can provide a lesson about how Wyoming selects its judges. That's the motive as the Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association offers a free screening of the documentary, "Hot Coffee," on June 20, as part of its annual convention. The film is about the McDonald's

PHOTO: There's been a big drop nationwide in the number of youth behind bars, but Wyoming still jails young people at the second-highest rate in the nation. Photo courtesy of AECF.

LARAMIE, Wyo. - The "lock 'em up" approach to juvenile crime is becoming a thing of the past nationally. A report released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation shows a big drop in the number of youths behind bars - and, at the same time, juvenile crime rates also are down. Wyoming saw a 12 perce

GRAPHIC: About 100 Wyomingites are hitting the Capitol with a flash mob today to draw attention to violence against women. It's part of an international day of action called One Billion Rising.

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A Valentine's Day flash mob is hitting Cheyenne today. About 100 people will dance at the Depot Plaza and then march to the Capitol for a rally. The events are part of One Billion Rising, an international movement calling for an end to the culture of violence against women. Shelly

PHOTO: Collage of voir dire workshop instructors. Photo credit: Wyoming Trial Lawyers Association.

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Most people called for jury duty never make it to the jury box. They're filtered out through lotteries. However, if you're curious about how it all works behind the scenes, there's an opportunity Saturday in Laramie: The annual University of Wyoming College of Law voir dire competiti

LARAMIE, Wyo. - Wyomingites can get a behind-the-scenes peek at the court system this weekend by serving on a jury. Volunteers are needed for the fourth annual University of Wyoming College of Law voir dire competition, when the next generation of lawyers will hone their skills in selecting juries f

CHEYENNE, Wyo. - "Smokin' in the boys' room" at school can send a Wyoming kid right into the adult court system. Such cases are documented in a new film called "Your Neighbor's Child" airing tonight on Wyoming PBS. Film producer Marc Homer followed the stories of several young people as they navigat

MOUNTAIN VIEW and EVANSTON, Wyo. - Children take center stage for the state's annual "Step up for Wyoming Kids Week" through Saturday. Carnivals, candidate forums and information fairs are on tap - focusing on how decisions made by elected leaders affect kids, whether in the classroom or the justice

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