For the second year in a row, the Young Lawyers Section (YLS)
of the State Bar of Michigan has been recognized with five national awards
of achievement from the American Bar Association (ABA). The awards were presented
in Honolulu at the Annual Meeting of the ABA's Young Lawyers Division August
The YLS won first place nationally for the comprehensiveness
of its programs over the past year. The group also received first place honors
in the Service to the Bar category for its "Practice Management Telephone
Seminar Series" organized
by then YLS chair Jeff Kirkey.
Recognition was also received in the Minority
Service category for “Women
in Practice: Problems and Solutions” organized by YLS council member
Veronica McNally. In the Service to the Public category, the YLS received
recognition for “S.K.I.P. to Make a Difference I & II” organized
by council members Brandy Robinson, Solon Phillips, and past chair
Angelique Strong Marks. In the Newsletter category, Inter Alia was recognized.
The newsletters were edited by YLS vice-chair Bob Fergan during the 2005-06 Bar year and by J.J. Conway during 2004-05.
"These have been two terrific years for the Young Lawyers Section. The YLS Council is dedicated and hardworking and the ABA awards are national recognition for its efforts," said immediate past chair Jeff Kirkey.