MSC’s Cavanagh receives Ingham Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Michigan Supreme Court Justice Michael F. Cavanagh is the 2011 recipient of the Ingham County Bar Association’s Thomas E. Brennan Sr. Lifetime Achievement Award.

The ICBA gives the award “to lawyers who have made a significant and longstanding contribution to the advancement or improvement of the justice system and the betterment of the legal profession in the State of Michigan and have also attained professional excellence as demonstrated by accomplishments in the law or service to the profession during his or her career.”

The award will be presented at the ICBA’s 117th Annual Dinner on Nov. 2 at the Country Club of Lansing.

The ICBA will also honor several of its members at the dinner:

  • Karen Bush Schneider – Leo A. Farhat Outstanding Attorney Award
  • Shauna L. Dunnings – Theodore W. Swift Civility Award
  • Michael Brennan Farrell – Camille S. Abood Distinguished Volunteer Award

In addition, Heather Spielmaker, Director of the Center for Ethics, Service and Professionalism at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School, and Sgt. Major David L. Dunckel will receive the ICBA’s Liberty Bell Award.

The award “recognizes outstanding service performed by a non-lawyer citizen who has given time and energy to strengthen the effectiveness of the American system of justice.”

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