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Bodman attorneys honored by Detroit Bar Association

Bodman attorneys Sarah L. Cylkowski and Katelyn M. Young were honored by the Detroit Bar Association (DBA) at the recent 2019 Archer Awards program held at the Detroit Yacht Club.

Cylkowski, of Bodman’s Detroit office, was honored as a Fellow of the Detroit Bar Association (DBA) and its Foundation. In order to qualify as a DBA Fellow, attorneys must have demonstrated a lifetime of achievement or exceptional service to other lawyers and to the community, including support for the DBA’s pro bono, education, and community service activities. Cylkowski is a long-time active member of the Detroit Bar Association and its young lawyers section, the Barristers. She is a current trustee of the DBA Foundation and a past recipient of the DBA Barristers Pro Bono Award for her work seeking resentencing for Michigan prison inmates who had been sentences to mandatory life sentences under now-outmoded guidelines for crimes committed as juveniles.

Young, also of Bodman’s Detroit office, was honored as a recipient of a DBA Pro Bono Award, which recognizes attorneys who have made outstanding contributions to pro bono and community service initiatives. Young is a current member of the board of trustees of the DBA Barristers Section and chairs the Outreach Committee which coordinates volunteer opportunities for Barristers members. She is an active participant in Bodman’s pro bono program and coordinates monthly “Ask the Attorney” legal clinics for Detroit-based social service agency Crossroads of Michigan.

Proceeds from the Archer Award ceremony support many of the DBA’s community outreach programs including the Pro Bono Repository, Law Day, the Access to Justice program, and other important initiatives.


Whitmer: Legislature should help pause Medicaid work rules

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says she wants to pause implementation of planned work requirements for enrollees in the state's Medicaid expansion program but can't do so unless the Republican-led Legislature agrees.

Indiana has suspended enforcement of its work rules until a lawsuit is resolved. Michigan now is facing a similar suit.

Whitmer, a Democrat, said Monday that lawmakers should work with her on suspending the requirements that take effect Jan. 1. She says it's "the most reasonable thing to do" because otherwise people will lose coverage.

Her administration will announce some actions related to the work rules in coming days.

Whitmer and Democratic U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin held an event in Lansing Monday to encourage people to enroll for insurance under the federal health law. Enrollment ends Dec. 15.


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