Law Day

Law Day

Consistent with the vision of former Chief Judge Bernard A. Friedman, who initiated the program in order to make the courts more accessible to the public, the Theodore Levin U.S. Courthouse welcomes visitors from the downtown business community and Detroit-area high schools on Law Day.  The Committee works each year to obtain funding and if found, assist high schools with transportation expenses when needed.

The program includes displays by various federal agencies, demonstrations, visits from bomb-sniffing dogs, topical panel discussions related to the theme, and tours of the courthouse. Judges make themselves available to talk with students and members of the public who come in to visit.

Practicing attorneys are available for the very popular “Ask a Lawyer” booths, to offer general advice to pro se litigants and others on legal matters.

Volunteer lawyers are always needed for all tasks — and particularly for the “Ask the Lawyer” part of Law Day.

If you are interested in participating in any aspect of Law Day, please contact one of the co-chairs:

Judicial Liaison(s):

Hon. Terrence Berg
United States District Court Judge
231 W. Lafayette Blvd., Room 701
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313.234.246

Hon. David R. Grand
United States Magistrate Judge
US District Court
200 E. Liberty St., Ste. 400
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Phone: 734.741.2485

Committee Co-Chairs:

Amy Johnston
Miller, Canfield, Paddock & Stone
158 W. Jefferson, Ste 2500
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313.496.8479



John Sier
Kitch, Drutchas, Wagner, Valitutti & Sherbrook
1 Woodward Ave, Ste 2400
Detroit, MI 48226
Phone: 313.965.2915

Emily Burdick
Dickinson Wright PLLC
500 Woodward Ave Ste 4000
Detroit, MI 48226

Committee Members
Susan Fairchild
Morgan Schut
Barbara Radke