Earlier this evening, at a dinner ceremony at the Nassau County Bar Association, Robert J. Bernstein, “retired” Wheatley faculty member and current advisor to our Mock Trial Team, was awarded the Liberty Bell Award as part of the Bar Association’s Law Day event.
The Liberty Bell Award is the highest recognition given by the Bar Association to someone who is not in the legal field. Bob earned this recognition in part from his extensive work establishing the Mock Trial Competition in Nassau County, his ongoing work guiding the Mock Trial Team at Wheatley, and his volunteer work with the Safe Center.
As an invitee to the dinner, I had the pleasure of seeing the warm reception Bob received from his friends, family and colleagues at the event. One of the special aspects of the evening was the presence of the students from the Mock Trial Team!
Congratulations to Bob for an honor well deserved!