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Teen Court Job Descriptions

Court Clerk

Teen Court Clerk

Responsibilities for the Court Clerk include:

  • Swearing in the jury
  • Swearing in the defendant
  • Calling the cases
  • Giving the sentence form to the Bailiff
  • Recording the sentence on the docket

Bailiff

Baliff

Responsibilities for the Bailiff include:

  • Assisting the Judge  
  • Seating the jurors in the jury box
  • Seating the defendants and the defendant's parents  
  • Obtaining the sentence form from the Court Clerk
  • Showing the jury to the deliberation room
  • Escorting the jurors back to the jury box

Prosecuting Attorney

Prosecuting Attorney

Responsibilities for the Prosecuting Attorney include:

  • Seeking justice and arguing for a sentence that is appropriate to the severity of the case
  • Preparing for the case
  • Giving an opening statement
  • Questioning the defendant
  • Cross-examining the defendant
  • Providing a closing argument

Defense Attorney

Defense Attorney

Responsibilities for the Defense Attorney include:

  • Presenting the defendant in the best possible light
  • Preparing for the case
  • Giving an opening statement
  • Questioning the defendant
  • Cross-examining the defendant
  • Providing a closing statement

Jurors

Jurors

Responsibilities for the Jurors include:

  • Determining appropriate and fair consequences for the defendant
  • Listening carefully to the facts of the case
  • Paying close attention to the questioning of the defendant  
  • Treating each case individually and without prejudice

Adult Volunteers

Adult Volunteer

Adult volunteers are always welcome at Teen Court. This volunteer is reviewing a contract with a Teen Court participant