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MORE THAN 80 STUDENTS participated in a Law Day Celebration at the Hialeah Courthouse, hosted by Judge Victoria Ferrer and Judge Don S. Cohn. The students were from Westland Hialeah Senior High, Hialeah Miami Lakes Senior High, Hialeah Senior High, and Flamingo Elementary. The Miami Dade Teen Court students also attended and participated in a mock teen court session. Some of the many speakers included U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla; Miami-Dade County Public Defender Carlos Martinez; Hector A. Dopico, chief assistant with the Office of the Federal Public Defender; Amos Rojas, Jr., U.S. marshall for the Southern District of Florida; J.D. Patterson, former director of the Miami-Dade Police Department; and Judge Linda Ann Wells of the Third District Court of Appeal. The students also witnessed a K-9 demonstration by the Hialeah Gardens Police Department and participated in an essay competition sponsored by The Patino Law Firm.

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