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The Oakland Press
By Jerry Wolffe
Attorney Richard Bernstein will receive the 2007 Activist of the Year Award from the Jewish Community Relations Council at an event in his honor at 7 p.m. May 20 at the Jewish Community Center in West Bloomfield Township.
Bernstein, 33, of Birmingham, has dedicated his career to advocacy for the public interest and fighting for the rights of the disabled.
A statewide elected official, Bernstein serves as vice chairman of the Wayne State University Board of Governors.
He is the creator and host of “Making a Difference,” a program on CBS-Detroit that highlights community volunteer initiatives.
Bernstein, a marathon runner, is also an adjunct professor of political science at the University of Michigan.
He was a Detroit News Michiganian of the Year in 2005 and selected as one of the “40 Under 40” by Crain’s Detroit Business.
Recently, Bernstein was featured in the Detroit Jewish News cover story “4 to Watch.”
In addition, he has received the Spirit of Detroit Award of the Detroit City Council in 2002, Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement Award, Jewish Home and Aging Services 2000 Volunteer of the Year, Macomb Intermediate School District Special Recognition Award and University of Michigan Council for Disability Concerns Certificate of Recognition.
Bernstein, who works in his father’s law office in Farmington Hills, serves as a member of Deaf Community Advocacy, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee – Michigan Chapter, and Athletes with Disabilities Hall of Fame.
He earned his law degree from Northwestern University School of Law.
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