Judges Association seeks nominations for award

The Michigan Judges Association is beginning a program to recognize a current or former circuit and/or Court of Appeals judge(s) who demonstrates excellence in trial practice, scholarship, and service to the community and profession. The first annual award will be presented at the State Court Administrative Office Fall Conference in Lansing. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of competence in docket management and managing trials, contributions to the profession, contributions to legal scholarship, and/or contributions to the community.

Nominations will be evaluated by a blue-ribbon committee consisting of attorneys and both current and former judges. A nomination form may be downloaded and printed at www.michiganjudgesassociation.org. The nomination package should include the nomination form, the nominee's curriculum vitae/résumé, and any supporting letters or information. The deadline for submitting a nomination is Friday, July 30. Nominations may be faxed to Thomas Oatmen at (231) 724-4587, e-mailed to him at oatmenth@co.muskegon.mi.us or mailed to: Thomas G. Oatmen, Law Library, Sixth Floor, 990 Terrace Street, Muskegon, 49442-3357.

Questions may be directed to MJA Vice President Timothy G. Hicks at hicks@co.muskegon.mi.us or by phone at (231) 724-6337.

Published: Tue, Jul 27, 2010