Several attorneys from Ukraine made a stop in El Dorado last week as part of an exchange program through the West Wichita Rotary Club.


Several attorneys from Ukraine made a stop in El Dorado last week as part of an exchange program through the West Wichita Rotary Club.

They were in the United States learning more about the court system through the Open World Program.

They Were in the U.S. for about a week, starting in Washington, D.C., then going on to their host Rotary location. They stayed with some of the Rotarians during their visit.

There were five visitors from Ukraine this year, as well as one person from India here on a separate program.

They made a stop in El Dorado Wednesday morning.

“We give them a little background on our office,” said Amber Norris, assistant county attorney.

Neil Harrison, the court administrator, took them to see Judge John Sanders and Judge Chuck Hart.

Norris said they had a lot of questions about dealing with corruption.

“They are fascinated with our court reporting system because they still take long-hand and they can be bought,” Norris said.

They also had a presentation with a drug dog from the Augusta Police Department, as well as touring some of the county facilities.

During their trip, they also visited the Supreme Court, Topeka Police Department, Wichita Bar Association, Federal Court, U.S. Probation Office and Sedgwick County Public Defenders Office, among other places.

Sanders also served as the keynote speaker during their banquet Friday evening at the Airport Hilton.

This is the third year for a group to visit the West Wichita Rotary Club and the second year for them to make a stop in El Dorado. They started coming here because Norris’s father-in-law is in the Rotary Club.