Nominations sought for MJA's Hilda Gage Judicial Excellence Award

The Michigan Judges Association (MJA) is accepting nominations until June 26 for its 13th annual Hilda Gage Judicial Excellence Award. The award is named in honor of the Hilda Gage, who served on the Michigan Court of Appeals and Oakland County Circuit Court before her death  in 2010.

Gage was the first female chairperson of the Judicial Tenure Commission (1986) and the first female president of MJA (1987). 

Since 2010, MJA has annually recognized a current or former judge who demonstrates:

Competence in docket management and managing trials; contributions to the profession; contributions to legal scholarship; and contributions to the community.

Nominees must be MJA members in good standing and must have served as either a Court of Appeals judge or circuit court judge. The nominations will be evaluated by a committee consisting of attorneys as well as current and former judges. Nomination packages should include the  nomination form (available at 3nRUgxj), the nominee’s curriculum vitae, and any supporting letters or other information. 

All materials (in one package) must be submitted by June 26 to Judge Gerald M. Prill, MJA Outreach Committee co-chair, at

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