Doug Peterson

Nebraska Attorney General

Attorney General's 2018 Youth Conference

Photo of 2018 Youth Conference participants

Lincoln – Today, Attorney General Peterson was joined by 59 high school juniors from across 40 Nebraska communities for the 2018 Attorney General’s Youth Conference held at the Nebraska State Capitol.

Students were selected from across the state representing numerous high schools and communities. Applicants submitted a brief resume of activities, a short essay about their favorite Constitutional Amendment, and personal recommendations.

Events of the day included remarks from Attorney General Peterson, lunch at the Governor’s Residence, and a visit with Lt. Governor Foley. In addition, participants heard messages from Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Stephanie Stacy and Senator Suzanne Geist, representative of District 25-Lincoln.

Students engaged in a mock bill debate and oral arguments. They received an overview of the Attorney General’s Office featuring a panel discussion by the Bureau Chiefs from the Attorney General’s Office and exploration of issues of consumer protection and online safety hosted by the Attorney General’s Outreach Coordinator, Ryan Sothan.

The Attorney General’s Office wishes to thank students for their participation in today’s conference.  “Today, I had the opportunity to be with 59 very bright high school juniors from around Nebraska.  It was encouraging to engage them in several important issues in our state.  I trust they learned more about our Great State and how they might serve in the future,” stated Attorney General Peterson.