Anyone over the age of 18 is welcome to volunteer to judge the debate rounds. No experience is necessary. The American Debate League provides the judge training on-site 30 minutes before every tournament. As a judge you will be responsible for the following:
If interested, you must complete the application to be considered for the position.
Upon receiving and reviewing the application, the Executive Director of the Debate Program will call you for a 15 minute interview. Once the decision is made, we will email you the certification to be the Volunteer Judge for American Debate League.
We are really excited to have the American Debate League's New York City Spring Classic sponsored by Senator Tony Avella. The tournament will be held on Saturday, May 21st from 9am to 5pm at MS 172 located at 81-14 257 street, Glen Oaks, Queens. The Awards' ceremony will be held from 4-5 p.m where Senator Tony Avella will be presenting trophies and awards to the students. Senator Avella will also deliver a speech to the students and parents to motivate them to become a leader who will make a difference in the lives of other people.