This award is presented to a recognized local or affinity bar association, program, or leader for excellence in promoting the ideal of professionalism or equal justice for all, or in responding to a compelling legal need within the community during the past year or on an ongoing basis.
This award is established in memory of Kimberly M. Cahill, president of the State Bar of Michigan (2006-2007). Her volunteer leadership efforts in state and local bar organizations included serving as chairperson of the Representative Assembly, president of the Women Lawyer’s Association of Michigan, and president of the Macomb County Bar Association. These roles displayed her commitment to the highest ideals of professionalism and community service, focusing on equal access to justice for all.
Please note that “bar leader” includes non-lawyers. “Local or affinity” applies to the bar association, the program, and the leader. A person or organization collaborating with a local or affinity bar association is eligible for this award.
||Eastern District of Michigan Pro Bono Council, Thomas G. McNeill
||Modest Means Program, Elizabeth A. Kitchen-Troop
||Oakland County Bar Association Pro Bono Mentor Match Program
||A is for Attorney Program
||Ingham County Bar Association
||Fair Housing Center of Metropolitan Detroit