Another week down Readers! How are you feeling? Ready to get off, grab some ice cold lemonade and enjoy some front porch action? Us too, so let’s get down to business.
TIP OF THE WEEK!
District court is generally not a court of record, however juvenile delinquency court is a court of record. That means that you are creating a record for use on appeal if that becomes necessary at the conclusion of your case. In addition to making sure you preserve the record for appeal (more on that later), you may want to consider requesting an audio recording of a proceeding for other reasons. For example, if you have a probable cause hearing, you may want to request the audio recording (and possibly have it transcribed) for use in the subsequent adjudicatory hearing. The AOC form to request the audio recording of your hearing is AOC-G-115.
Webinars & Resources!
The North Carolina Commission on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System is hosting a webinar, Policing & Racial Justice: Where Do We Go From Here?, June 29 at 12:00 PM.
Topics include: police brutality, qualified immunity, the “defund the police” debate, and racial justice in the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and others. Presenters include: Frank Baumgartner, Kami Chavis, Cerelyn “C.J.” Davis and Greear Webb. See more information and register here.
As we close out our LGBTQ+ Pride Week, we wanted to share some important resources:
LGBTQ Cultural Competency Links –
The Ultimate LGBT Glossary: all your questions answered https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2017/11/27/the-ultimate-lgbt-glossary-all-your-questions-answered/
Stonewall at 50 – NYU Video (note how the activism of poor, Black and Brown people is poorly emphasized, and the heavy reliance on white gay and lesbian speakers) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31CX1Y0cen8
Netflix Documentary – The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson ($, unless you are a subscriber) https://www.netflix.com/title/80189623
Please read more about Pride Week and the historic Stonewall Riots written by Anthony Benedetti, Chief Counsel, Committee for Public Counsel Services in Boston, MA.
Job Seeking Anyone?
NCPLS is searching for a new Executive Director. Applications will be accepted until June 30th. NCPLS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit law firm that provides people incarcerated by the North Carolina Division of Adult Correction with constitutionally required meaningful access to the courts. The Executive Director has primary responsibility for managing the organization’s day-to-day operations, directing the work of the staff, and serving as the primary spokesperson for the organization. Click here for description and application!
Strategies for Youth (SFY), a national nonprofit organization committed to improving police/youth interactions and reducing disproportionate minority contact, is seeking a new staff attorney. They are considering remote candidates. Please read more about this amazing opportunity here.
Alright Readers! That’s all for this week. We hope you have a great weekend and we will see you on our Twitter (@NCOJD) and Facebook (North Carolina Office of the Juvenile Defender) on Monday!!