U.S. Magistrate Judge Mona K. Majzoub to speak March 22

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mona K. Majzoub

U.S. Magistrate Judge Mona K. Majzoub will present a talk titled “Through My Eyes… The Arab American Journey” from 11:10 a.m. to noon on Friday, March 22 in the Berry Amphitheater, located in the Andrew A. Mazzara Administrative Services and Conference Center (ASCC) on the main campus.

A native of Dearborn, Majzoub will speak about the crucial significance of education in her life, as well as in the lives of immigrants – particularly Arab Americans. After her presentation, an extended Q&A session will follow.

Majzoub earned appointment to the bench of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan as a Magistrate Judge on Jan. 6, 2004. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan in 1970 and 1972, respectively. She also took courses at the American University of Beirut in Beirut, Lebanon. Additionally, she earned a juris doctorate in law from what is now the University of Detroit-Mercy in 1976.

In 1977, she began her legal career in Detroit. Her legal practice encompassed multiple practice areas, including professional negligence, hospital liability, product liability, employment, insurance and personal injury.

Prior to her judicial appointment, Majzoub was active in numerous professional and community organizations. She was a founding Board Member of the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) Michigan Chapter in 1980. She served as President of the Arab American Bar Association from 1987-94 after holding the office of treasurer from 1982-86. She was invited onto the Board of Directors for Family Services in Detroit and Wayne County, serving from 1988-90. From 1986-2003, she served as a member of the Board of Trustees of St. John Community Hospital. Further, Majzoub was a case evaluator for the Wayne County Mediation Tribunal.
Since her appointment to the Federal Bench, Majzoub has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Chapter and has also been selected as a fellow of the Michigan State Bar Foundation.

In 2006, she was asked by the U-D Mercy School of Law to serve a three-year term as a Master of the Bench for its American Inns of Court program. This allowed her to work with law students, practicing members of the bar, and other judges to teach students the specific tools of litigation and professional conduct.

This event is free and open to the public. However, reservations need to be made due to limited seating. Only those with a confirmed reservation will can attend. To make reservations, contact Dr. Michael Daher, director of the HFCC Arab Cultural Studies Program, via email at mdaher@hfcc.edu.