Dakota County “Open Courthouse” Held for Public
Posted: Monday, September 18, 2017
On Friday, September 15, the Dakota County Judicial Center in Hastings opened its doors to the public as part of a Constitution Day “Open Courthouse” event.
During the very successful event, about 250 total visitors took a behind-the-scenes tour of the courthouse, heard presentations from judges and local justice system officials, received free legal assistance through the Mobile Law Network, and attended an information fair designed to highlight justice system programs and services available in the community. The open house event began with a short welcoming presentation featuring local judges, county commissioners, and two justices from the Minnesota Supreme Court.
The event was 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.