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Supreme Court Justice Breyer to speak at University of Virginia

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer has been scheduled to speak at the University of Virginia School of Law.

Breyer is set March 1 to discuss his most recent book. The school’s website says Breyer will talk about ways American judges can understand and consider foreign events, laws and practices.

Breyer’s “The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities” was published in 2015.

Breyer was an assistant special prosecutor of the Watergate Special Prosecution Force in 1973. He took his seat on the Supreme Court bench in August 1994 after being nominated by then-President Bill Clinton.


Former Detroit lawyer releases new novel

Fifty years of experience prompted Escanaba lawyer Nino E. Green to write “Justice on the Side: Flying Horses, Loopholes and Ernie Hunter’s Law,” a novel about the ways in which lawyers, their clients, judges and juries approach the law with different views of justice. Now the sequel, “Risking Justice: More Fables and Foibles of Ernie the Attorney,” has been released by Moonshine Cove Publishing. In “Risking Justice,” Ernie Hunter discovers that skill doesn’t always win. Sometimes it takes a lucky break.

“‘Risking Justice’ is an authentic taste of the practice of law through the eyes of a people’s lawyer in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,” wrote   former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Marilyn Kelly. “Nino Green knows what he’s writing about. He edifies us with stories of how the law works and amuses us with his characters’ very human problems. Although this book is fiction, the epilogue bristles with significant albeit little known facts about the state of the law today.”   

Green began  his career in Detroit in 1964. In 1966, he left to become the first executive director of Upper Peninsula Legal Services. In 1969, he entered the private practice of law. He was the 2003 recipient of the John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award and has been recognized by the federal government’s Legal Services Corporation for his involvement in delivering legal services to the poor. He is a former chairperson of Legal Services of Northern Michigan.

Detroit Legal Services Clinic to be held Feb. 27

The Detroit Legal Services Clinic provides information and advice from volunteer attorneys in the areas of: divorce, child support, domestic relations issues, expungements, self-representation, and general civil law. The clinic is from 12-3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27 at the Penobscot Building, 13th Floor, Smart Detroit Conference Rooms, 645 Griswold in Detroit. For more information, contact Mary Kovari at mkovari@detroitlawyer.org or (313) 961-6120, ext. 206.