Michigan justice encourages struggling legal professionals to get assist as he proclaims psychological well being remedy
Michigan Supreme Courtroom Justice Richard Bernstein, left, and then-candidate Kyra Harris Bolden at a rally in October 2022 in Detroit. Bolden is a brand new justice on the Michigan Supreme Courtroom. Photograph by Carlos Osorio/The Related Press.
Michigan Supreme Courtroom Justice Richard Bernstein introduced Tuesday that he’ll miss a particular oral argument session April 26 as a result of he’s getting psychological well being remedy.
“I’ve chosen to take part in short-term psychological well being remedy outdoors the state of Michigan whereas working remotely on energetic instances,” stated Bernstein, the primary and solely blind justice to serve on the state excessive courtroom.
“I encourage everybody who struggles to hunt the assistance they want,” Bernstein stated within the assertion.
Bernstein was within the information in January, when he criticized a colleague’s hiring of a legislation clerk who had served time for robbing a retailer and taking pictures at a police officer. The legislation clerk resigned after Bernstein’s feedback. Bernstein later apologized.
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