Adult Volunteers Needed for Teen CourtMonday, April 22, 2013—Teen Court and Teen Court Too are real Courtroom experiences for first-time juvenile offenders. Youths between the ages of 10-17, who admit that they are guilty of selected misdemeanor offenses and some Court-Ordered non-violent felony cases are heard by a jury of the peers instead of going before a Juvenile Court Judge.
Adult volunteers are needed in a variety of meaningful capacities. Adult volunteers assist Teen Court by maintaining proper courtroom decorum and writing contracts for participants and their families. No legal background or experience is needed; although compassion for children and their futures and a desire to help them improve their decision-making skills are essential.
e-Courts 2012 Conference Presentations
The following are PowerPoint slide decks that will be presented at the e-Courts 2012 Conference on Monday, December 10, 2012
Judge Haworth’s E-Court 2012 Keynote
Shore-Pettijohn E-Courts 2012 Plenary
The Perfect Legal Storm
Finally using electronics instead of paper in a paper intensive courthouse. Judges find a Solution with “The Manatee Model”. A Video Presented and Narrated by Hon. Lee E. Haworth, Chief Judge, 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida, in conjunction with Hon. R.B. “Chips” Shore, Clerk of Courts, Manatee County Florida and the Judges of the 12th Judicial Circuit of Florida.
For further information on the Manatee Model e-mail: Storm@manateeclerk.com
Watch the Video "The Manatee Model"
Message for our Customers
Effective June 1, 2009, the Legislature has imposed increases for filing fees and service charges to go to the state to fund various court functions. While the Clerks are required by law to collect these additional fees, they do not benefit your local Clerk’s office.
In addition, severe cuts recently made to Clerks’ budgets by the Florida Legislature have required significant reductions in personnel. As a result, you may experience longer processing and wait time for services from the office. Thank you for your patience and understanding.