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Michigan Judges Association accepting nominations for Hilda Gage Judicial excellence award

Michigan Judges Association (“MJA”) President Timothy G. Hicks announced that the MJA is accepting nominations for its Hilda Gage Judicial Excellence Award.
Given 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.
This is the third year MJA has given out the award, named in honor of the late Hilda Gage. Judge Gage served with honor on the Court of Appeals and Oakland Circuit Bench 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.
The Hon. J. Richardson Johnson, of the Ninth Circuit Court in Kalamazoo, received the award in its inaugural year. Last year’s honoree was the Hon. James L. Ryan, formerly of the Third Circuit Court in Wayne County, the Michigan Supreme Court, and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.
Judge Hicks said that MJA seeks nominees who follow in Judge 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 July 20. Nominating forms can be obtained on the Michigan Judges Association website at www.michiganjudgesassociation.org, or by calling MJA President Timothy G. Hicks at (231) 724-6337.
Walk to End Alzheimer’s to be held at Detroit Zoo Aug. 25
The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a united movement to reclaim the future for millions. Walk to End Alzheimer’s will take place on Saturday, Aug. 25, at The Detroit Zoo in Royal Oak.
Nearly 5,000 people from the metro Detroit area are expected at this year’s event to raise awareness and funds to fight Alzheimer’s disease.
The 21st Annual Walk to End Alzheimer’s is a 2K fun walk to benefit the Metro Detroit Region of the Greater Michigan Chapter Alzheimer’s Association. 
Registration is available on-line at alz.org/gmc — follow the Walk to End Alzheimer’s link. Walkers can participate as individuals or in teams. Teams can be corporate, families, friends, co-workers or any other organized group ready to have fun, walk and raise money for a great cause. 
Register early and receive free registration. Once registered participants will also receive a Welcome Walker Packet with all the tools to have a successful Walk to End Alzheimer’s fundraising experience. Walk-ins are welcome with a minimum $ 15 donation per person on the day of the Walk.  All registered participants are required to turn in pledges the day of the event to be eligible for incentive prizes.


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