Nominations are now open for two State Bar of Michigan Representative Assembly awards. The Michael Franck Award is given annually to an attorney who has made an outstanding contribution to the improvement of the legal profession. The Unsung Hero Award will be presented to a lawyer who has exhibited the highest standards of practice and commitment for the benefit of others.
Recipients of both awards must be members in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan. The recipient's contribution may have been made during the past year or by virtue of cumulative effort or service.
The Representative Assembly, chaired by Robert Gardella, is the final policy-making body of the State Bar. The assembly's Nominating and Awards Committee will review the applications and make a recommendation to the Representative Assembly. Nominations should include sufficient details about the nominee's accomplishments.