Event Details

  • April 27, 2019
  • 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Free
  • Free and Open to the Public -- All are Welcome!

Venue

  • Peter White Public LIbrary
  • 217 N Front St
  • Marquette, MI 49855
  • 906-226-4323
  • http://pwpl.info

Event Description

https://courts.michigan.gov/courts/michigansupremecourt/justices/pages/justice-richard-bernstein.aspx

Please join us in welcoming Michigan Supreme Justice, Honorable Richard Bernstein. Hear him speak in Marquette on Saturday April 27, at noon in PWPL Heritage Rm. In addition Justice Bernstein will be appearing across central UP from Thursday, April 25 - 28 as scheduled below. Elected by voters statewide to the Michigan Supreme Court in November 2014, Justice Bernstein began his 8-year term in January 2015. With a commitment to justice and fairness, he has been highly successful in his human rights cases during his previous time in private practice and through partnerships with the United States Department of Justice. Beyond his legal track record, Justice Bernstein is a truly amazing individual. As the only blind State Supreme Court Justice in the US, here are just some of the notable aspects of his career to date: -His law practice has concentrated on fighting for the access rights of disabled people. “Committed to taking action to help clients who needed him, Justice Bernstein’s cases often set national standards protecting the rights and safety of people with and without disabilities.” -Justice Bernstein has received many honors, including: “Michiganian of the Year” by the Detroit News, one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ “40 Under 40” and recognition on worldwide television by CNN as a leader in keeping government honest. He is a recipient of the 2008 John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award from the State Bar of Michigan in recognition of his leadership as an advocate and activist. -Michigan Lawyers Weekly named Justice Bernstein a 2009 Leader in the Law, and the University of Michigan presented him with the James T. Neubacher Award in 2011 for his unwavering commitment to equal rights and opportunities for people with disabilities. -Justice Bernstein was inducted into the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. -In his spare time, Justice Bernstein is an avid runner, completing 22 marathons – including thirteen New York City marathons – the full Ironman triathlon in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho in 2008 and the Israman triathlon’s half Ironman in Eilat, Israel in 2011. In Addition: Justice Bernstein will be appearing across central UP as scheduled: • Thursday April 25 NMU Students 4pm • Thursday April 26 Meet with UP Judges and Attorneys 7pm • Friday April 27 Meet with Marquette Senior HS students in the morning • Friday Lunch with NMU President Erickson at Noon • Friday Tour of Court House 4pm • Friday Speech for Delta County Dems 6:30pm • Saturday April 27 Jewish services in Marquette in am • Saturday noon Speech for Marquette County Dems at Heritage Room PWPL • Saturday Speech for Houghton County Dems at 7pm • Sunday April 28 Attending Mass at St Michael’s Catholic Church at 11 am and speak to parishioners following Mass

Event presented by:

Artist/Group Info:

  • Fran DarIing
  • fran.darling12@gmail.com