Michigan Lawyers Weekly names its 2012 Lawyer of the Year

Michigan Lawyers Weekly named Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert P. Young Jr. as its Lawyer of the Year today.

MiLW recognized Young at its annual Leaders in the Law awards luncheon for his banner year as Chief of the state’s highest court, and his leadership in the efforts to streamline the state judiciary. Young has been one of the major driving forces behind the implementation of the State Court Administrator Office’s Judicial Resources Recommendation report. The report called for a significant reduction of the state bench.

Before this year, the state had shed just one judgeship in the last 10 years. But Young was able to build consensus in the bench and bar, which was necessary for the legislature to pass a series of bills that eliminates a total of 36 trial judgeships and four Michigan Court of Appeals seats over the next 10 years.

Watch for coverage of Leaders in the Law and our Lawyer of the Year in the March 19 and 26 editions of Michigan Lawyers Weekly.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s