Section Awards

The State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (the “Award”). This Award annually recognizes a Michigan young lawyer who has demonstrated an overwhelming commitment to public service, service to the bar, as well as exceptional leadership.

Nominees for the Award must:

  • Be in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan; and
  • Be 36 years old or younger OR have practiced for five years or less, whichever period is greater.

View the Nomination Form

Note: Members of the State Bar of Michigan Young Lawyers Section Executive Council are not eligible. For a list of Council Members, please visit: http://connect.michbar.org/yls/council

The Award will be presented on Saturday, April 29, 2017, at the 10th Annual Young Lawyers Summit at the Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville, Michigan. Nomination forms and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, March 24, 2017. No extensions will be granted.

For more information on nominations, please contact Syeda Davidson at sfhdavidson@gmail.com.

History

In 1997, the Young Lawyers Section renamed its “Outstanding Young Lawyer Award” in honor of Regeana Myrick, an Executive Council member of the YLS, who passed away in August of that year.

In addition to serving on the YLS Executive Council, Regeana was a dedicated member of many bar associations. Regeana was committed to education and public service. She is remembered by her family, friends and colleagues as a bright and charitable woman with many talents who was always mindful of those less fortunate than herself.

Past winners of the Regeana Myrick Outstanding Young Lawyer Award include the following individuals:

  • 2016—Imran Syed
    • Finalists: Mitra Jafary-Hariri and Emily Thomas
  • 2015—Takura Nyamfukudza
  • 2014—Marilena David-Martin
  • 2013—Ronda L. Tate
  • 2012—Michelle A. Carter
  • 2011—Michael St. John
  • 2010—David L. Campbell
  • 2009—Jade Edwards
  • 2008—Jonathan N. Jilek
  • 2007—Bridgette Sparkman
  • 2006—Marla A. Linderman
  • 2005—Erika S. Julien
  • 2004—Richard Bernstein
  • 2003—Erika Butler-Akinyemi