Lincoln – Attorney General Doug Peterson welcomed 56 high school juniors representing 33 Nebraska communities for the 2019 Attorney General’s Youth Conference at the Nebraska State Capitol.
“Today, our Office had the opportunity to host a great group of students. I appreciate the time we spent discussing important issues facing our state. It is my hope students gained new insights into how they might serve Nebraska in the future,” stated Attorney General Peterson.
Students from across the state were selected from a pool of applicants who submitted a brief resume of activities, a short essay on a selected 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. Additionally, participants heard messages from Nebraska Supreme Court Justice Jonathan Papik and Senator Suzanne Geist, representative of District 25-Lincoln.
Students engaged in a mock debate and oral arguments. They also received an overview of the Attorney General’s Office from a panel discussion by the AGO Bureau Chiefs and the Solicitor General. Youth Conference attendees also explored issues of consumer protection and online safety hosted by the Attorney General’s Outreach Coordinator, Ryan Sothan.