By Mary Pruitt Mantel
TomorrowToday Staff Writer
During the opening ceremony of Youth Judicial, Chris Friedman, the writer of the case that will be tried this weekend, challenged every delegate to take the weekend seriously but still have fun.
His second challenge was to treat others well. “You will see these people again, and they will remember how you treated them, not who won the trial.”
“You have an enormous opportunity this weekend to make an incredible impression on your peers; peers who will be leaders of this state,” Friedman said. “Did you get out of your own little clique? Your school group? Did you meet people from Mobile? From Montgomery? You’re from Huntsville, did you meet some people from Auburn? Guys, this is a huge opportunity. Rarely do you get to meet people from all across Alabama,” he said.
Friedman is an attorney associated with the Birmingham-based law firm Balch & Bingham. His clients include publicly traded companies, public utilities, municipalities, nonprofits, and quasi-governmental entities. He is a graduate of the Cumberland School of Law, Vanderbilt University and Birmingham-Southern College.