The first court I decided to visit was at 393 University Av. on September 11th after my classes and got there on time for a court session at 12:00 pm. The security was very strict. They looked through my backpack and made me take everything out of my pockets. After the security check we started looking for courtrooms with trials going on and I discovered that not much was happening at that time. A very nice woman told me that there was an interesting case happening in room 702 so I headed down to the 7th floor from the 10th. In front of the courtroom there was a family waiting for the trial to begin. We engaged in a conversation which was very helpful because they were part of the trial and I got a lot of background information on the case
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Although he does make a six figure salary! After an hour and a half of sitting through the trial, I gained a lot of knowledge about the process involving the courtroom. It was a different atmosphere than I am used to, I feel lucky with the trial I attended and am looking forward to the following two trials.
The next trial I ended up sitting in on was at The Federal Court of Ontario at 330 University Av. The building was old and beautiful with high ceilings and marble floors. The security helped me a lot and told me there was only one trial proceeding for the day at 2:30 in room 8-1. I waited for about half an hour before it began. This time I wasn’t searched, which I was surprised about, and they only asked to see I.D, which I didn’t understand the purpose of. Soon after I walked in, I noticed a large sign above the judge that said “Justicia”, which I then realized was the same sign that was at the previous court at 393 University Av. The case started off at a slow pace and I had time to look around the room and discovered that it was a larger space, the amount of people involved were greater, and the number of people observing was larger as well. There were a lot of economical terms being used which I did not understand, but I did manage to realize that the man being sued was a CEO of a large company. It was