(Required unless otherwise granted permission by the Judge)
All teens participating in the Academy are expected to follow the directions of the Teen Court staff and use good judgment in determining acceptable behavior. All participants are expected to notify the Teen Court Coordinator with any questions or concerns. If you wish to resign as a participant, it is expected that you will notify the coordinator and complete an exit evaluation.
I understand that by signing this agreement, I am committing to be an active and participating member of Teen Court Academy. I will take my responsibility seriously and will maintain confidentiality regarding all Teen Court proceedings. I understand that I will be law abiding during my term with Teen Court. I understand that if I neglect these responsibilities, breach my oath of confidentiality, or have two or more unexcused absences, I will be removed from serving in the Teen Court Academy. My parent/guardian has given me permission to participate in the program.
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E-mail is the primary way in which Teen Court communicates with volunteers.
Teen Court Academy meets twice a month (August to April) via Zoom on Tuesdays from 5-6 p.m. Participants who miss more than two sessions WILL NOT be eligible to graduate as an attorney.
I have read the duties and understand the responsibilities of serving in Teen Court Academy.
I, a participant in the Allen Teen Court program, understand and acknowledged the information presented in the cases before Teen Court, including the identities of the defendants, the specific facts of the case, and any specific information about the deliberations of a jury, are strictly confidential, and that I am restricted and forbidden to disclose said information to any party other than the Teen Court judge or coordinator.
Further, I agree that I will not disclose any information presented in the cases before Teen Court, including the identities of the defendants, the specific facts of the case, and any specific information about the deliberations of a jury to anyone but the Teen Court Judge or coordinator. I also agree to immediately notify the Teen Court Judge or coordinator if at any time I come upon information that a participant in Teen Court may cause harm to him/herself or others.
I understand that this Confidentiality Agreement applies to information I have received in the past, present, and future involvement through Teen Court. I further understand that failure to abide by this Confidentiality Agreement is grounds for immediate dismissal from the program and I may be subject to further consequences as provided for by law. I also understand that this Agreement is binding and remains in full effect even if I discontinue participation in Teen Court.
Furthermore I, on behalf of my assigns specifically hereby fully, completely, and unconditionally release, indemnify and hold harmless the City of Allen Municipal Court together with the City of Allen, Texas, including its officers, agents, employees, contractors, third-party representatives, and invitees (collectively referred to as the “City”) from any and all claims, demands, damages, lawsuits, judgments, causes of action and/or other obligations of any kind whatsoever, statutory or otherwise, including any and all court costs, expenses, attorney’s fees, and all other expenses, for personal injury, including death, and/or property damage, whether known or unknown, now existing, or that may arise hereafter, directly or indirectly from my participation in the Teen Court Program.
The City of Allen may occasionally to take photographs of and/or videotape Teen Court during trials. The teen volunteers understand that his/her picture may be used for educational or promotional purposes of the Allen Teen Court Program, and will grant permission for the pictures to be used solely for this purpose.
I consent to the use of my photograph/videotaping, voice, comments, and any other information that I choose to share with the media for the purpose of print, radio, and/or television.
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