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State Bar announces 2020 award winners

The following individuals have been selected to receive 2020 State Bar of Michigan and State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly awards:

• Roberts P. Hudson Award — Barry L. Howard
• Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award — Ronald J. Frantz and Anita L. Hitchcock
• Champion of Justice Award — Thomas P. Boyd, Judge. Susan L. Dobrich and James H. Fisher
• John W. Reed Michigan Lawyer Legacy Award — Prof. Paul D. Reingold
• John W. Cummiskey Pro Bono Award — Heidi A. Naasko
• Kimberly M. Cahill Bar Leadership Award — ATJ Mid-Northern Michigan Expungement Project
• Liberty Bell Award — Timothy Skubick
• Michael Franck Award — William C. Buhl
• Unsung Hero Award —Clark A. Andrews

Zoom event focuses on the law school appliciation process

Wayne State University Law School’s Associate Director of Admissions and Diversity Recruitment Justin Williams will take part in a live Q&A this month on the law school application process. 

The online event, titled “Unpacked: The Law School Application Process,” will take place from 3 to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, July 21, via Zoom.

Topics will include:

• Law school applications and admissions by the numbers
• Components of a law school application
• How law schools evaluate applicants
• Application timelines
• Q&A

To register for the free event, visit and click on “events.” For additional information, contact Wayne Law Admissions at

State individual income tax returns due this month

The Michigan Department of Treasury is reminding taxpayers that state individual income tax returns are due in two weeks.

State income tax returns must be submitted electronically or sent through the U.S. Postal Service before midnight on Wednesday, July 15.

Individuals who e-file typically receive their refunds around two weeks after receiving confirmation the tax return was accepted by the state of Michigan.

Taxpayers can pay their outstanding tax balance by eCheck, debit or credit card.

Individual taxpayers who need additional time to file beyond the July 15 deadline can request an extension to Oct. 15.

Taxpayers requesting additional time to file should estimate their tax liability and pay any taxes owed by July 15 to avoid additional interest and penalties.

For additional information, visit or follow the state Treasury Department on Twitter at @MITreasury.


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