Top 5 Under 35 Award
This award recognizes young lawyers who have distinguished themselves in their relatively short career by manifesting: exemplary character, integrity, judgment and legal scholarship; service to the profession and the bar; service to the community; and a reputation for or the advancement of the highest legal standards and professional responsibility
Only current members of the Ingham County Bar Association may nominate individuals for the award.
To submit nominations for the Ingham County Bar Association Top 5 Under 35 Award, please complete the nomination form and return it to Ernscie Augustin at firstname.lastname@example.org referencing ICBA Top 5 Under 35 Nomination.
In order to be eligible for the Top 5 Under 35 Award, nominees must:
- Be in good standing with the State Bar of Michigan;
- Be a member of the Ingham County Bar Association OR have a residence or office in Ingham, Eaton, or Clinton County; and
- Be 35 years old or younger OR have practiced for five years or less.
Nominees for the Ingham County Bar Association Top 5 Under 35 Award will be evaluated on the following criteria:
- Professional excellence;
- Service to the profession and the bar;
- Service to the community; and Ingham County Bar Association 2021 Top 5 Under 35 Nomination Form
- Reputation for or the advancement of the highest legal standards and professional responsibility.
Nominators are encouraged to include the nominee’s resume or biography, describing their background and contributions.
Nominators may submit up to 4 news articles written by or about the candidate and no more than 3 letters of support from individuals or organizations. Identical letters from different supporters should be signed on one sheet rather than attaching multiple copies of the same letter.
Other Relevant Information
Nominators may provide any additional information that will be helpful and relevant in evaluating this nominee. Please Combine all documents into one PDF.
Nomination forms and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 pm on Saturday, January 14, 2023. No extensions will be granted.
Selection Process and Announcement
The Ingham County Bar Association Awards Committee will select the 2020 Top 5 Under 35 Award recipients. The Top 5 Under 35 Award recipients will receive a plaque at the Thirteenth Annual Barristers Night on Thursday, March 10, 2022.
Previous Award Recipients
Michael Van Huysse
Catherine E. Tucker
Alexander S. Rusek
Nicholas M. Oertel
Christopher B. Wickman
Sean P. Gallagher
Erin M. Hopper
Loukas P. Kalliantasis
Amanda G. Pollard
Nicole E. Stratton
Carrie E. Huff
Brian T. Gallagher
Liza C. Moore
Stephen H. Sinas
James F. Anderton, V
Ross K. Bower, II
Lindsay A. Elya
Brian P. Lick
Joshua K. Richardson
Kristin B. Bellar
Jessica S. Fox
Kristina S. Lyke
Karen L. Phillips
Douglas E. Meeks
Pamela C. Dausman
Matthew D. Drake
Jodi M. Latuszek
G. Alan Wallace