“Our children are precious. I’m honored to receive high marks from our future voters and promise to continue my assignment to protect and educate our kids.”

-judge d

Judge D’Agostini finds great reward in teaching our youth about the law. She formed a program directed specifically for children called, “Order in the Court”. The program has involved thousands of local 4th graders coming to court to learn about the law in a simple and age appropriate manner, featuring a mock trial staged by the students. It has earned “favorite field trip” comments by many of the school children and has become an annual field trip for many of the local schools.

Watch the WDIV clip of the “Order in the Court” field trip video

Dear Judge DAgostini,
December 17, 2010

My name is Caroline and I am in fourth grade. I was so impressed in what I learned. You taught me and ______ Elementary so much! I learned that it is so important to NOT take drugs; well I already knew that but you really made me not want to. I bet that you are the BEST judge EVER! Thank you so much for everything you taught me and everyone else. You made a big difference in our lives!



Dear Judge D’Agostini,
Feb. 5, 2005

I just wanted to personally thank you for the most amazing field trip that I have ever been on. I believe that my class feels the same way. The experiences that my students had in your courtroom were “the talk of the 5th grade” for days. I had many parents comment on how wonderful your program was, as well. I am sure that this will be one that the students remember for a lifetime.

Teacher, Bloomfield Hills

Dear Judge D’Agostini,
an. 31, 2015

Thank you for organizing the “Order in the Court” program. I loved it. You know the law very well and treat it with respect. I’m sure you taught those people how bad it is to do a crime, because you sure taught me! I feel that the field trip was important to me and kids my age for a lot of reasons. One of them is that being in court showed me how severe the consequences are for doing something wrong. It also showed me that I should try to stay as far away as I can from people who do drugs or smoke. I will never do anything that disobeys the law. I, like you, will try to share my knowledge with other kids.

Thank you ,


Dear Judge D,
March. 2, 2016

This experience was very important to me. I think all schools should take this field trip because it will affect everything you do in the future. For example, everytime I think of taking even my closest friend’s chip, I will ask because next time it could be her precious gems from her house, and then it could be her life. She will forgive me for a chip, but she will never forgive me for her dead grandmothers locket. I hope you can understand how much I loved coming to this field trip.

Thank you so very much.


Dear Judge D,
Jan. 10, 2012

Thank you for letting us come to your courtroom. It was a BLAST!!!!! I hope we can come see you again. I got a little creped out when the criminal walked in. Now I know to NEVER take drugs unless I’m told by a doctor or my mom!!!