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Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public Service Award Online Application

Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014

Criteria

    This award recognizes extraordinary governmental service by a member of the State Bar of Michigan. Criteria for the award are:

    • A present or former member of the State Bar of Michigan;
    • Past or current service in the public sector in a way that strengthens the American system of justice under the law;
    • Demonstration of the highest standards of integrity, fairness, leadership, excellence, dedication to principle, and dedication to the ideals of democracy; and
    • Has made a significant lasting contribution to the nation, the state, or the community in which the public servant lives or serves.
    • Non-elected candidates are typically considered for recognition only after a long and substantial career.
    • Elected candidates are not eligible for recognition in an election year in which their names will appear on the ballot.

Instructions

    Please answer each question as thoroughly as possible. If you require more space than provided, please submit additional information by e-mail to Joyce Nordeen at jnordeen@mail.michbar.org, please note in your e-mail the name of the award and the nominee's name.

    Supporting nomination letters should be e-mailed to Joyce Nordeen at jnordeen@mail.michbar.org, faxed to her attention at (517) 482-6248, or sent by mail. Please note in your communication the name of the award and the nominee's name.

      Ms. Joyce Nordeen
      State Bar of Michigan
      306 Townsend Street
      Lansing, MI 48933-2012
      Phone: (517) 346-6373

Application

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Describe in detail past or current service in the public sector in a way that strengthens the American system of justice under the law. Include number of years in public service. Give specific examples.

Describe how the nominee demonstrates the highest standards of integrity, fairness, leadership, excellence, and dedication to principle, and to the ideals of democracy.

Explain how the nominee has made a significant lasting contribution to the nation, the state, or the community in which the nominee lives or serves.

Please provide a complete resume that includes dates of:

  • Service to and on behalf of the State Bar of Michigan
  • Other service to the legal profession
  • Service to the public
  • Any awards the nominee may have received

Optional: List news, magazine, radio, and TV features about the nominee’s accomplishments (do not submit actual articles or DVDs).
State date/page and media e.g. 12/12/07, p. 12, Lansing State Journal, "Lawyer Begins TLC Program in Schools"

Please provide a letter written by the nominator explaining why the nominee should be considered for the award. The letter should be signed by the nominator and any additional supporters. One dated and signed letter is required, it can be e-mailed to Joyce Nordeen at jnordeen@mail.michbar.org, faxed to her attention at (517) 482-6248, or sent by mail. Please note in your communication the name of the award and the nominee's name.

    Ms. Joyce Nordeen
    State Bar of Michigan
    306 Townsend Street
    Lansing, MI 48933-2012
    Phone: (517) 346-6373

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Deadline: Friday, April 18, 2014

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