Volunteers

Volunteering to work for Teen Court is an educational and rewarding opportunity for both teens and adults. Volunteers are welcome to attend Teen Court Sessions and participate if desired. Teen Court is held on selected Monday evenings in the Bi-State Justice Building, Texas Municipal Court-room. Volunteers should arrive no later than 5:15 p.m. Court begins at 5:30 p.m.

Teens

Teens, ages 13 - 18 and currently enrolled in a secondary school of education, may serve as:

  • Attorneys
  • Bailiffs
  • Court clerks
  • Jurors

Those teens wishing to be attorneys must attend a one day training session.

Teen Attorneys Olivia Landrum and Charlie Goins
Teen Attorneys Steve Crenshaw, Jacob Hill, and Samantha Thacker

Adults

Adult assistance is needed during court sessions and in the Teen Court office. Duties include:

  • Clerical work
  • Enrolling defendants and volunteers
  • Monitoring court sessions
  • Training teen volunteers

Attorneys

Practicing attorneys are needed to serve as judges and to assist in training teen attorneys.