Dakota County Open Courthouse Event

Friday, September 15, 2017
12:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Dakota County Judicial Center

1560 Highway 55
Hastings, MN 55033

Description: The Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings will open its doors to the public as part of a Constitution Day “Open Courthouse” event. During the event, visitors will be able to take a behind-the-scenes tour of the courthouse, hear presentations from judges and local justice system officials, and attend an information fair designed to highlight justice system programs and services available in the community.

The open house event will begin with a short welcoming presentation featuring local judges, county commissioners, and two justices from the Minnesota Supreme Court.

Visitors will have the opportunity to learn about how the three branches of government interact, view a mock jury selection, participate in an "ask the judge" session, and learn more about court- and justice-related topics at an information fair.

The event is being held to help mark Constitution Day, a federal day of observance during which Americans reflect on the rights and freedoms granted to them through the signing of the United States Constitution.

Target age range: “open to all ages”

Cost per child/student: free
Cost per adult/educator: free

Registration: No pre-registration.

For more information, visit www.mncourts.gov/DakotaOpenCourthouse.