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Teen Court Judge or Mentor (Ongoing Opportunity)
This is an opportunity to make a difference in the lives of local youth and to better understand the juvenile justice system. Law students serve as judge or mentor for hearings in a Teen Court diversion program. Juvenile offenders participate in this diversion program and appear before the Teen Court where all participants (defense and prosecuting attorney, bailiff, jurors) are teen volunteers. Law students will receive all training and materials required to serve as either the judge or mentor.
Date and time: Periodic Mondays 5:30-8:00pm (commitment of just once per semester required, dates are flexible)
Location: Juvenile Court (in South Fayetteville)
Eligibility: All students are eligible. No experience needed. All required training will be provided. Rule XV certification not required.
How to sign up: Sign up in GivePulse. Contact Teen Court coordinator Scott Gage at Lsgage129@cs.com if you are interested in participating or have questions about the program.
Pro bono credit: This is an approved pro bono opportunity. In order to receive recognition for your pro bono work from the Law School, you must record your hours in GivePulse, by recording them here: https://givepul.se/aecpc. Information about the Pro Bono program is available here: https://law.uark.edu/service-outreach/probono/index.php. Contact Professor Smith (email@example.com) if you have any questions.
20 Positions Filled | 37 Impacts | 84 Hours