From Supreme Court to basketball court: Court officers, interns game is annual event
On Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 1 p.m., court officers from the Kings County Supreme Court will face off against student interns in the 17th annual Court Officers vs. Student Interns Basketball Game.
Every year until now, the court officers have won against the young interns. But the interns hope the fact that, for the first time, the game will be played indoors — at the gymnasium of the Urban Assembly School for Law and Justice, 283 Adams St. — will break the jinx.
According to Supreme Court senior management analyst Izetta Johnson, who supervises the internship program, the interns are between 16 and 24 years old and include both high school and college students.
Most come to the court through the Summer Youth Employment Program, although a small number are volunteers.