State Bar major award nominations moved to 2022 to allow for proper celebration

Nominations for major State Bar of Michigan awards for 2021 are being moved to 2022 so the SBM can properly celebrate 2020 award winners. The Board of Commissioners made this decision after last year’s awards celebration was canceled due to the pandemic.

“Our goal was to ensure that our outstanding 2020 award winners receive the recognition they so rightfully deserve while doing the same for our next round of nominees in 2022,” said State Bar Secretary James Heath, who chairs the State Bar’s Awards Committee. “The Board of Commissioners agreed wholeheartedly.”

Anyone interested in nominating an individual for a major State Bar Award should wait until the nomination process opens early next year. Anyone, however, seeking to nominate an individual whose nomination is extremely time sensitive should contact Marge Bossenbery at for more information.

In addition, for someone who was nominated in 2019 who was not chosen for a 2020 award, that nomination will now be extended to the 2022 cycle for consideration.

Information regarding this year’s Inaugural & Awards Celebration will be announced soon.