By Anna Claire Bullard
Tomorrow-Today Editor in Chief
When Chris Friedman was in high school, he participated in Youth in Government activities, he told the participants at the 2015 Youth Judicial conference. When he was at these events, he always knew practice makes perfect in preparing for cases. He also said that he knew that this conference was a great place to meet new people. However, Friedman said he never would have guessed that later in life he often would run into people he met at Youth in Government. Once he graduated from law school and started applying at law firms, people recognized his name because he participated in these events.
Friedman, who wrote the case that will be used in all of the trials this year, advised the youth to view this weekend as a great opportunity to get to know 650 participants who, like them, are interested in politics and law. He said that people are not going to remember who got what award, but they are going to remember how you treated them. Friedman reminded the delegates to focus on what’s important ––meeting new people and respecting each other. He said that the winner of this competition will not be someone who treats others poorly.
He reminded the participants that it is a privilege to be able to use two different courthouses this weekend, so it’s important that the delegates are all respectful in these courthouses, and that they clean up after themselves.