Conrad L. Mallett, Jr.
Conrad L. Mallett, Jr. was admitted to the Michigan Bar in 1979, and immediately began his involvement in many legal organizations. He is a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Wolverine Bar Association, the State Bar of Michigan, the Detroit Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the Genesee County Bar Association.
His career in public service began when he served from 1983 until 1984 as the Director of Legislative Affairs for Governor James J. Blanchard. From 1985 until 1986, Mallett was the Director and Executive Assistant to Detroit Mayor Coleman Young.
In December of 1990, he was appointed to the Michigan Supreme Court. Mallett was re-elected to a two-year term in 1992, and re-elected again for an eight-year term in 1994. Mallett was the first African American to serve as Chief Justice on the Michigan Supreme Court. Justice Mallett retired from the Court at the end of 1998.
Interviewed by Bill Ballenger
98 minutes, January 10, 2013