Teen Court Needs Additional Attorney Volunteers to Serve as Judges and Coaches
Please volunteer to be a teen court judge or coach. Orleans Parish Teen Court is a first-time offenders program that is part of the New Orleans juvenile court system. The program is held twice a month on Wednesday nights in two juvenile judges' courtrooms in the Civil District Court building at 421 Loyola Avenue in New Orleans. The defendants have all admitted guilt and your role, as judge, is to wear the robe, sit on the bench and preside over the sentencing phase. You do not need any litigation experience and are given a written "script" to work from.
The defendants, prosecution, defense attorneys, and the jury are all teenagers and will be assisted by Tulane and Loyola law students. Attorney volunteers also are needed to help coach the teens who will serve as the attorneys for the proceedings. This will involve reviewing the Teen Attorneys' questions before the hearing begins; assisting the Teen Attorneys with questioning while speaking to defendants and/or witnesses; and sitting next to the Teen Attorneys during hearing for guidance. Please contact Aeisha Kelly at (504) 658-9554 and email@example.com for more information or to receive calendar dates for 2011.
Teen Court . . . An Easy Way to Make a Difference in the lives of our Children.
Minimal time commitment -- one evening per month from 5:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.!