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"Meet Your Court" cable TV program (2000-2008)

"Meet Your Court" was a weekly public affairs program and community service of the judges of Hennepin County District Court / Fourth Judicial District of Minnesota.  This 30-minute broadcast was launched to increase public understanding of the judiciary, the least-understood branch of government, and related issues.

Guests included Minnesota governors, first ladies and Supreme Court justices; state appellate judges, state and federal trial court judges; federal and state legislators, local elected officials, court managers, attorneys, journalists, managers of governmental agencies; and representatives of public interest, social service and community organizations, and others.                                                      

There are 158 editions of "Meet Your Court," produced from 2000-2008.  Judge Kevin S. Burke hosted 150 editions.  The producer was Ken Bergstrom.  The last six editions were co-produced with the Minnesota Judicial Branch.  All editions are available on DVD and / or VHS tape from the court's lending library, which is open to the public.    

Given significant reductions in its budget, the court ceased production of "Meet Your Court" in 2008. 

Quick Links:

Article from Minnesota Lawyer

List of 158 editions


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