DALLAS TWP. – At a presentation at Misericordia University, Iowa author Mollie Marti shared personal memories of the late Judge Max Rosenn, who was a highly respected jurist on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1970 to 2006.
Marti read excerpts from her book, Walking with Justice: Uncommon Lessons from One of Life's Greatest Mentors, which includes life lessons she learned from Rosenn when she clerked for him in Wilkes-Barre in the 1970s and stories about his personal life.
Marti painted the picture of a highly spiritual man whose mission in life was to be, in her words, an instrument of peace and justice.
Marti said one of Rosenn's most outstanding characteristics was his ability to teach through stories. His life taught the importance of telling a story.
Ed Transue of Dallas attended because his late wife, Virginia, was Rosenn's last legal secretary.
When your wife worked for the judge, he adopted you, Transue said. You were part of the family.
The book was published by Greenleaf Books Press in 2012. Marti said that in honor of Rosenn's dedication to community service, 10 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Community Resiliency Project, which addresses the needs of youth.