MJA accepting nominations

The Michigan Judges Association is accepting nominations for its Hilda Gage Judicial Excellence Award.

Presented annually, the award recognizes current or former circuit or court of appeals judges who have demonstrated exemplary service by excelling in trial and docket management, legal scholarship and contributions to the profession and the community.

Last year, the award was renamed to honor the late Hilda Gage. Gage served on the Court of Appeals and Oakland County Circuit Court before passing away in 2010. 

She was renowned for her courage and scholarship. 

She was the first female president of MJA and the first woman to chair the Judicial Tenure Commission.

Judge J. Richardson Johnson, of the Ninth Circuit Court in Kalamazoo, received the award last year in its inaugural year.

Berry said that MJA seeks nominees who follow in Gage’s footsteps by “serving their state and their communities with integrity, skill, and courage every day.”
Anyone can nominate a judge for the award.

The deadline is Wednesday, June 15. 

Nominating forms can be obtained on the MJA website at  www.michiganjudgesassociation.org, or by calling MJA President-Elect Timothy G. Hicks at (231) 724-6337.