Michigan Supreme Court Justice Richard Bernstein Works from Overseas
A Michigan Supreme Court justice has been working from overseas for the past three months.
Justice Richard Bernstein, who is blind, has been participating in an international program to improve the perception of people with disabilities.
The court is closed for face-to-face business because of the pandemic.
Berstein says he’s been pulling all-nighters to keep up with his work in Michigan.
He has been meeting via zoom.
The court heard arguments in seven cases on Wednesday and had five more on its docket for Thursday.
Berstein says, “Everyone is working by phone anyway, so what’s the difference if I’m in my apartment or overseas.”
He’s been inspiring people with his story of being a blind lawyer and judge.