Courthouse Experience Tours

Courthouse Experience Tours

Introducing Virtual Courthouse Experience Tours

With distance learning in place in Oregon for the next several months, we are bringing our popular Courthouse Experience Tour program online!

Register below to access our Virtual Courthouse Experience Tour, available starting the week of October 12. Virtual tours are asynchronous, and will include an introduction to the justice system, answer common questions, and demonstrate how the justice system impacts our democracy. You will also receive instructions on how you can watch live-streamed court proceedings when your virtual tour concludes.

Virtual Courthouse Experience Tour Registration

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions, in-person Courthouse Experience Tours are unavailable at this time. We look forward to offering them again in the future. Please contact us with any questions, comments, or concerns.

Your students will see the law come alive during a Classroom Law Project Courthouse Tour! Nothing can come close to the real-life interactions students will observe between judges, attorneys, and their clients in these courthouses. The Courthouse Experience Tour will provide you and your students with topics to discuss long after this exciting field trip is over.

Lane County Courthouse Tour Basics

  • Tours are available to students grades 5 – 12.
  • Tours are offered on select Tuesdays and Thursdays from February to June.
  • Tours begin at approximately 9:30am and go to around noon.
  • Each tour day can accommodate up to 40 students.
  • There must be at least 1 adult chaperone per 8 students on the tour.
  • Tours are subject to Courthouse rules and docket schedules.
  • Please choose at least 3 possible dates; your tour is not confirmed until you have been notified by the coordinator.

Multnomah County Courthouse Tour Basics

Your day begins in one of the beautiful courtrooms at the historic Gus Solomon Federal Courthouse, where your guide will orient you on what to expect from the tour. You will then watch hearings, trials, and other courtroom drama at both the Justice Center and the Multnomah County Circuit Court.

  • Tours are available to students grades 5 – 12.
  • Tours are offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays throughout the school year.
  • Tours begin at approximately 9:00am and go to around noon.
  • Each tour day can accommodate up to 60 students.
  • There must be at least 1 adult chaperone per 8 students on the tour.
  • Tours are subject to Courthouse rules and docket schedules.
  • Please respect other teachers and students, our volunteer tour guides, and staff by only signing up for the days and spaces you will actually be using.

 

If you have any questions or need to cancel your tour, please contact Beth Madsen Bradford, Program & Development Coordinator, by email or at 503-224-4424.