By Mackenzie Montiel and Emma Heaton
Tomorrow Today staff writers
During this year’s opening session, Chris Friedman, who has lead the Youth Judicial training team for 10 years and also wrote the case for this year, gave us two challenges. Friedman is law clerk for the U.S. District Court.
First, he said to respect the competition. By next week, people won’t remember who won the trials. However, they will remember how they were treated by their peers.
The second challenge was to respect the courthouse. By respecting the courthouse, we should clean up after ourselves and avoid horseplay. We need to appreciate the great opportunity we are given.
He proceeded to say that this is a once-in-a-life time experience and that this weekend will make us the future leaders that we will one day be.
He explained that everyone should cherish each day here because Youth Judicial is a privilege. He closed by saying, “Winning is important but meeting people is even more important.”
Judge Sam Hubbard of Huntsville Home Way introduced Friedman.