Update: November 15, 2011
We’ve received word from the Michigan Supreme Court’s Office of Public Information that tomorrow’s presentation of former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Conrad L. Mallett Jr.’s portrait has been postponed. A new date has not been announced.
LANSING – The Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society will present the portrait of former Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Conrad L. Mallett, Jr. on Wednesday, November 16, 2011.
The event will take place during a special session of the Michigan Supreme Court at 3:30 p.m., November 16, at the Hall of Justice, 925 W. Ottawa Street, Lansing.
Mallett served on the Michigan Supreme Court from 1990 to 1999, including a term as Chief Justice from 1997 to 1998. After retiring from the Court, Mallett went to work for the Detroit Medical Center and is now President of Sinai Grace Hospital.
The portrait was painted by Washington, D.C., artist Simmie Knox, whose other commissions have included Martin Luther King, Jr., former President Bill Clinton, Mohammed Ali, Bill Cosby, and former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall.
The Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society was founded in 1988 by Dorothy Comstock Riley, during her term as Chief Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court. A nonprofit organization, the Society preserves documents, records, and memorabilia relating to the Michigan Supreme Court.
The 25-member board oversees the production of publications, special events and other projects to achieve its goals in education and restoration. For more information about the Historical Society, contact Carrie Pickett by calling (517) 373-7589 or visit our website at www.micourthistory.org.
– Source: Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society.