Judicial externs gain courtroom insight

Participants in the four-week Imperial County Summer Judicial Externship Program were honored Friday at the courthouse in El Centro.PHOTO JULIO MORALES 

EL CENTRO — Calexico resident Marcela Davila first remembers “practicing law” as a 7-year-old. Though she didn’t have a law degree, she did have her grandfather’s briefcase, which was enough to imagine herself a lawyer.

Briefcase in hand, Davila rounded up some friends to put on an imaginary trial. It proved to be their only one, since Davila’s argumentative manner appeared to have annoyed them, she said.

Staff Writer Julio Morales can be reached at jmorales@ivpressonline.com or 760-337-3415.

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