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Washington County Teen Court

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Description

Teen Courts are programs in which teens sentence their peers for minor delinquent and status offenses and other problem behaviors. Law student volunteers serve as judges and teen attorney mentors at sentencing hearings.  

Per hearing date, one law student or local attorney is needed to serve as judge, and several law students are needed to serve as mentors. If serving as a mentor, the first hour is case preparation, working with the teen defense and prosecuting attorneys. If serving as judge, a script of suggested language will be reviewed prior to the hearings. On a given Monday, three cases will be heard with the same jury. No attorney-client relationship is created in this work.

As training, selected students must observe Teen Court for one session prior to working their registered session. Failure to attend training will result in cancellation of your registration.

Rule XV certification is not required.

The selection process will require students to upload a resume when registering for this opportunity.

Requirements
Must be highly dependable!
CausesChildren & Youth Legal Services
SkillsLegal
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3 Positions Filled | 2 Impacts | 3 Hours

Location: Juvenile Justice Center, Washington County Juvenile Courthouse, 885 W. Clydesdale, Fayetteville, AR 72701