Community Outreach

The Southern District of California has long recognized the importance of community outreach and to that end has implemented a variety of programs designed to educate the community on the role of the federal court and to foster a spirit of trust in the justness of decisions made by our judges.

"I think the biggest challenge we face today in our judicial government
is the lack of understanding of the public role of courts in our country"
- Sandra Day O'Connor


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Civics Contest 2022 Winners Announced

The United States District Court in the Southern District of California is excited to announce the district and circuit winners of the 2022 Civics Contest for high school students. This contest was held at the local level in each district and then winners advanced to the circuit contest. The contest offered cash prizes and a chance to meet preeminent jurists and legal practitioners at the Ninth Circuit Conference.” Learn More