Nominations sought for MAJ award

The Michigan Judges Association (MJA) is accepting nominations for its Hilda Gage Judicial Excellence Award.

In 2010, MJA created the Hilda Gage Award to recognize judicial excellence.

Gage, who died in 2010, served on the Michigan Court of Appeals and Oakland County Circuit Court. She was the first female president of MJA and first woman to chair the Judicial Tenure Commission.

The award recognizes current or former circuit or appellate judges who have demonstrated exemplary service.

Anyone can nominate a judge for the award.

The deadline is July 15.

For a nomination form, contact Sarah Wenzlick, law clerk to Judge Pamela L. Lightvoet, at

The nomination form and information regarding the award can also be found on the MAJ website,