The Oakland County Bar Association (OCBA) celebrated its 85th Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony on June 3 at the Auburn Hills Marriott Pontiac. During the awards ceremony, which served as the prelude to the annual meeting and dinner, 39 attorneys observing 40 years in the legal profession and 11 OCBA award recipients were honored.

The award recipients recognized for making significant contributions to the OCBA, the legal profession, and the community were:

Hon. Joan E. Young (Ret.) — Distinguished Career Achievement Award
Hon. Maureen M. McGinnis — Distinguished Public Servant Award
Silvia Alexandria Mansoor — Bonnie L. Beutler Outstanding New Lawyer Award
Stefanie Mezigian — Allene and Martin Doctoroff Liberty Bell Award
Michael D. Schloff — S. Gerald Gorcyca Meritorious Service to Veterans Award
Sheldon G. Larky — Distinguished Service Award
Kurt E. Schnelz — Professionalism Award
Jon H. Kingsepp — Pro Bono (Lakeshore Legal Aid) Award
Larry E. Powe — Frances R. Avadenka Memorial Award Family Court Committee and Medical/Legal Committee — co-recipients, Committee of the Year Award

During the OCBA’s annual meeting and dinner, incoming President Daniel D. Quick was sworn in as the OCBA’s 87th president by Hon. Nanci J. Grant, Sixth Judicial Circuit Court, and was presented with the gavel by outgoing President James J. Parks. The OCBA 2019-2020 board of directors also was introduced.

The Oakland County Bar Association was founded in 1934 and has a long history of service to the legal profession and to the community. With more than 2,700 members, the mission of the Oakland County Bar Association is to serve the professional needs of our members, improve the justice system and ensure the delivery of quality legal services to the public.