The 2016 ATCA Conference has been officially set for February 4th, from 9:30 until 3:30pm at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Little Rock, 11301 Financial Centre Parkway. This year we will partner with the Arkansas Juvenile Officers Association for the conference in order to expose more juvenile justice officers to the Teen Court concept. Please make plans to join us. Contact Scott Gage at firstname.lastname@example.org to register. There is no fee to attend.
August 25- 3:45pm to 4:30pm Information meeting, NLRHS B227 (Mrs. Thomas’ Classroom)
September 8- 3:45pm to 4:30pm Attorney training session, NLRHS B227
September 12- 8:00am to 11:00am Community Service Project– Great Arkansas River Clean-Up. Meet at the Riverside RV Park Pavilion, East end of Riverfront Park in NLR inside the sea wall (very near the underneath of I-30 bridge). Entrance is at Riverfront Dr. and Locust St.
September 15- 3:45pm to 4:30pm Attorney training/Case asssignments, NLRHS B227
September 22- 4:00pm Teen Court, NLR District Courthouse, 200 W. Pershing Blvd., NLR 72114
September 29- 3:45 pm Teen Court Peer Jury Session, NLRHS Lower level Tower B.
October 13th 3:45 pm to 4:30pm Case assignments, NLRHS B227
October 20- 4:00pm Teen Court, NLR District Courthouse, 200 W. Pershing Blvd., NLR 72114
November 3rd 3:45pm to 4:30pm Peer Jury, NLRHS Lower level Tower B.
December 6 NLR Christmas Parade, Meet at 12:30pm in parade line-up.
November 17 3:45pm to 4:30pm Meeting, NLRHS Tower B lounge
December 1st 3:45pm to 4:30pm Case assignments, NLRHS B227
December 8th 4:00pm Teen Court/Christmas Party, NLR District Courthouse, 200 W. Pershing Blvd., NLR 72114
*subject to scheduling changes.
For those of you at Freshman Campus, take bus 42 to the NLR District Courthouse on court days. Tell the bus driver to drop you off at the courthouse at Pershing and Orange because of the construction.
6th Annual ATCA Conference Agenda
UALR Bowen School of Law
June 28, 2013
9:00-9:30 – Welcome
9:30-10-30 – Stefan Campagna – Sarasota, Florida Teen Court
10:30-10:40 – Break
10:40-11:00 – Valerie James, UALR Law School, How to get into Law School.
11:00-12:00 – Break into groups for workshop exercises.
12:00-1:00 – Lunch in Dean’s Gallery (Lunch provided by NLR Teen Court)
1:00-2:00 – Keynote Speaker: Judge Rhonda Wood, Arkansas State Court of Appeals
2:00-2:15 – Break
2:15-3:15 – Mock Hearing, Jefferson County Teen Court
3:15-3:30 Closing remarks and feedback.
Agenda subject to change
Best Attorney- Landon Grimmett
Best Prosecutor- Lauren Grogan
Best Defense Attorney- Dwayne Ferguson
Newcomer of the Year- Madison Raeke
Super Sophomore- Tyron Robinson
Junior Award- Kharonsea Carter
Special thanks and recognition to attorneys who have volunteered to help our student attorneys:
Will Jones, Pulaski County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Luke Daniel, Pulaski County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Michelle Gollob, Pulaski County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Hannah Gillispie, Pulaski County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Phillip Underwood, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney
Connie Phillips, Attorney
Special thanks and recognition to our teacher sponsors from NLRHS:
Kim Stanley Todd Huff Michelle Brewer
Special thanks and recognition to our volunteer judges:
Judge Randy Morley, NLR District Court
Judge Wayne Gruber, Pulaski County District Court
Special Thanks to our School Resource Officers and Community Service Coordinator:
Officer Mark Stephen, NLRPD SRO and Community Service Coordinator
Officer Chip Goree, NLRPD SRO
Arkansas Municipal League staffer Andrew Morgan wrote an article on the North Little Rock Teen Court for the May 2012 edition of City & Town Magazine.
To read the article, click here.
Court is now in session; at least, the interest behind how the legal system works, is. A large group of Teen Court participants met on Friday, June 22 at the Bowen School of Law. Teen Court is a diversion program that works with first time juvenile offenders. The group of students heard a range of topics from various speakers including a….
NLR Teen Court participants attended the 2013 Preventing School Violence Youth Summit at the Criminal Justice Institute in Little Rock, AR on April 1. Thank you to Attorney General Dustin McDaniel for allowing us to participate.
After the Youth Summit and lunch at On the Border, students recieved tickets to the Clinton Presidential Library. Thank you to all the students that participated in this event on behalf of NLR Teen Court.
NLR Teen Court would like to thank our group of outstanding volunteer attorneys and judges without whom NLR Teen Court would not be possible. These attorneys come to court and help our student attorneys prepare their cases and also sit with attorneys throughout their trials.