Nominations sought for annual FBA award

The deadline is approaching to submit nominations for the 2015 Cook-Friedman FBA Civility Award which will be presented at the Federal Bar Association—Eastern District of Michigan Chapter’s Annual Dinner on June 25.

The selection criteria are as follows:

• The attorney has been significantly engaged in the practice of law.

• The attorney demonstrates the highest levels of legal competency and professionalism.

• The attorney’s conduct is in accordance with the highest standards of professional integrity and personal courtesy as set forth in the Civility Principles of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of 

• The attorney has demonstrated, while fulfilling the fundamental duty to represent clients vigorously, a mindfulness of the equally important obligation to the administration of justice, which is a truth-seeking process designed to resolve human and societal problems in a rational, peaceful and efficient manner.

• The attorney is guided by a fundamental sense of dignity, decency, candor and fair play.

Anyone interested in nominating an individual worthy of consideration may submit the name of the nominee by Monday, May 18, to or to any of the chapter’s officers, together with a brief statement in support of the nomination.