Two New Hampshire attorneys to judge ‘We the People’ national finals
Gordon, Welch among panel hearing high schoolers’ simulated congressional testimony
New Hampshire attorneys Randy S. Gordon and Keri A. Welch will represent the state as national judges in April for the “We the People: The Citizen and the Constitution” national finals, to be held virtually April 22-25.
The event involves hundreds of simulated congressional hearings, during which students “testify” before a panel of judges acting as members of Congress. The participating students have an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of constitutional law principles while evaluating, taking and defending positions on a number of relevant historical and contemporary issues.
Gordon, of the Law Offices of Randy Gordon in Merrimack, has been a supporter of the “We the People” program for several years and has participated in district and state finals hearings since 2010. This will be his first time judging the nationals.
Welch, of sklawyers, pllc in Manchester, began participating in the “We the People” program in 2014.
Among the participants will be Thomas Lundstedt’s “We the People” class from Milford High School, which won the state championship in January.
Approximately 1,000 students from 48 schools will participate in a total of 648 half-hour videoconferencing hearings during the four-day event. For more information, visit civiced.org.