Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Honoree Sheila Polk, and Museum Director Sara J. Bloomfield (PHOTO: Miriam Lomaskin/U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

This past weekend, an Arizona lawyer was honored for her commitment to service. I wrote previously about Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk, recognized by the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. And on Sunday, February 27, she was joined by hundreds of attendees who praised her commitment to education and justice.

Congratulations again to County Attorney Polk. Here is the story:

More Than 400 of Phoenix Community Attend United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Phoenix Tribute Dinner Honoring Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk

Former U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey Delivered Keynote Address

Phoenix, Holocaust Survivor and Presidential Medal of Honor Recipient Gerda Weissmann Klein Also Made Remarks

WHAT: More than 400 individuals from the Phoenix community supported the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum by attending its 2011 Phoenix Tribute Dinner, honoring Yavapai County Attorney Sheila Polk for her work in bringing the Museum’s leadership training programs for members of the judiciary to Arizona.

Through her initiative, more than 2,000 Arizona judges, prosecutors and members of the state judiciary have participated in the Museum’s “Law, Justice, and the Holocaust” program, which examines how the judiciary in Nazi Germany helped facilitate persecution and mass murder as well as the implications this history bears for the judicial system today. The dinner was held on Sunday, February 27 at The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.

Justice Ruth V. McGregor introducing honoree Sheila Polk (PHOTO: Miriam Lomaskin/U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum)

In December 2008, then-U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, on behalf of the Justice Department, donated to the Museum copies of trial transcripts and decisions created in connection with the Department’s Human Rights and Special Prosecutions Section (formerly the Office of Special Investigations, or OSI).

Event co-chairs were Amy and Andrew Cohn and Suzanne and Steve Hilton, both of Scottsdale. Honorary chairs were Susan and Bill Levine of Paradise Valley. Mr. Levine is also a member of the Museum’s governing council.

WHO: Honoree Sheila Polk, Yavapai County Attorney

  • Former Arizona Chief Justice Ruth V. McGregor
  • Sara J. Bloomfield, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum Director
  • Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey, Keynote Speaker
  • Gerda Weissmann Klein, Holocaust survivor and recipient of Presidential Medal of Freedom

WHEN: Sunday, February 27, 2011, 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: The Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix, Ariz.