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SBM Young Lawyers Section Announces Recipient of the 2012 Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award

5/30/12

The State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section will present Michelle Carter with the Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award on Saturday, June 16 at the Westin Book-Cadillac Hotel in Detroit.

The award is named for Regeana Myrick, who was a very active member of the SBM Young Lawyers Section Executive Council when she died in 1997. It is presented annually to a young lawyer in Michigan who has demonstrated many of her best qualities: An overwhelming commitment to public service, exemplary service to the State Bar, and exceptional professional accomplishments.

Michelle Carter is general counsel for Allied Human Services, Inc. She is past president of the Wolverine Bar Association and serves on the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Board of Directors. She is also a member of the Michigan Supreme Court's Solutions on Self-Help Task Force, established in May 2010 by Justice Marilyn J. Kelly, and is secretary of the Volunteers of America-Michigan Board of Directors. In 2011, Carter received the Legal Aid and Defender Association Pro Bono Spirit Award for the many hours of pro bono service she gave to the Wayne County community.

"Michelle Carter's steadfast commitment to public service exemplifies the spirit of Regeana Myrick," SBM Young Lawyers Section Executive Council Chairperson Brandy Y. Robinson said. "On behalf of the YLS, we are extremely proud and excited to present the 2012 Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award to Michelle Carter."

The Outstanding Young Lawyer Award will be presented as part of the SBM Young Lawyers Section's Fifth Annual Summit. The Summit also features a full day of seminars and a keynote address from SBM President Julie Fershtman.

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