On Friday, May 17th, in a more than hour-long presentation and question & answer session, Judge Richard Bernstein of the Michigan Supreme Court spoke to 7th graders and answered their numerous questions about the law, his legal work, and the theme of perseverance and overcoming adversity.
Justice Richard Bernstein became the first blind justice, elected by voters statewide, to the Michigan Supreme Court in November 2014. With a commitment to justice and fairness, Bernstein began his 8-year term in January 2015. Before being elected to Michigan’s highest court, Justice Bernstein was known as a tireless advocate for disabled rights as an attorney heading the public service division for The Sam Bernstein Law Firm in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Blind since birth, Justice Bernstein is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Michigan and earned his Juris Doctorate from Northwestern University School of Law.