Justice addresses judiciary reception

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– Photo by John Meiu


The lawyers and judges of the Jewish Bar Association of Michigan (JBAM) held the first Annual Dinner and Reception Honoring the Judiciary on Monday, May 18, at the Westin Hotel in Southfield. JBAM recognized federal and state judges elected or appointed from 2014 through 2015.  Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein (center), the first blind justice elected by voters statewide to the Michigan Supreme Court in November 2014, was the featured speaker and honoree.  He spoke about overcoming adversity and his commitment to justice and fairness. Happy to welcome Bernstein to the event were (left to right) Andrew Cohen of Cohen Law Office PC, Rachel Loebl of Loebl Law, Jonathan H. Schwartz of Seyburn Kahn PC, Keith Sirlin of Keith Sirlin & Associates PC, Ellie Mosko of Mosko Law PC, and Frank T. Mamat of Foster, Swift, Collins, & Smith PC.  JBAM is a multi-generational legal organization with a mission to provide pro-bono legal aid, create mentoring opportunities, offer educational classes and programs to its members, and partner with other organizations to support the community.  The association is not limited to attorneys and prospective members don’t need to be Jewish to join.  Since formation in 2014, JBAM has quickly grown its membership base to more than 200 members, and anyone who has a connection to law or wants to network with attorneys is encouraged to join.