Teen Court Volunteer Job Descriptions

Adult Judge— As an honorary judge, you are responsible for maintaining the integrity of the hearing and assisting youth in an educational manner, to understand legal procedure.  There are currently no openings for adult judges.

Advisory Board Member-- As a member of the Youth Advisory Board, you are expected to attend monthly meetings, provide suggestions for changes to the program, develop new training strategies, and assist in planning the annual retreat. The Advisory Board is open to Juniors and Seniors who volunteer with Teen Court.

Bailiff-- As a Bailiff, you announce the Judge, call the jury, swear in the witnesses, escort the jury to deliberate and assist the Coordinator with any other necessary duties. 

Defense Attorney-- As a Defense Attorney, you are responsible for developing a defense with your client, an opening statement, a line of questioning, and a closing argument, including recommendations for sentencing. 

Juror-- As a Juror, you are expected to listen carefully to the testimony and other evidence of each case. You will need to work with the other youth jurors to render a fair and constructive sentence. 

Magistrate - A member of a peer panel that questions the respondent and their parent(s), considers evidence presented about respondent's awareness of harm caused and community development in disposition, and decides disposition.

Prosecuting Attorney-- As a Prosecuting Attorney, you are responsible for developing a case against the defendant, an opening statement, a line of questioning, and a closing argument, including recommendations for sentencing. 

Case Presenter - presents the case report and the impact of the respondent's behavior on the community.