HAMBLETON, W.Va. — The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals will hear arguments Tuesday, but not at the Capitol in Charleston.
Instead, the five justices are scheduled to hold session at the Tucker County Courthouse in Parsons.
The court’s visit is part of the Legal Advancement for West Virginia Students program. The location was chosen by Chief Justice Allen Loughry, who is from Tucker County.
“LAWS allows the Supreme Court to invite citizens to a courthouse to see the judicial process at work when they themselves are not involved in an acrimonious legal case,” Loughry said in a news release.
LAWS is a partnership between the state court system, schools, the West Virginia State Bar and community members that aims to teach students about the judicial branch.
More than 175 Tucker County High School students will have the opportunity to listen to arguments, as well as meet with the attorneys who argued in the case.
Loughry said he planned to meet with the entire school Monday to answer questions about the state’s judicial system.
Several teachers attended a training session prior to Tuesday to help plan lessons for students.