Bonnie L. Beutler Outstanding New Lawyer Award



Sponsored by: Oakland County Bar Association New Lawyers Committee

Established: 2015

Purpose: The award is made to a new lawyer who does not necessarily have to sit on the New Lawyers Council, but is a member of the New Lawyers Committee. It offers recognition for a new lawyer who creates a comfortable environment and camaraderie for the newest lawyers to join the OCBA and who tackles projects with enthusiasm.  

Awarded: Annually at the OCBA Annual Meeting


  • Lawyer practicing less than 10 years
  • Clearly goes out of his or her way to make the newest lawyers feel comfortable at bar-sponsored events
  • Takes an enthusiastic approach to volunteering for and implementing bar projects
  • Charitable or community activities outside of the practice of law may also be considered

How to Nominate: Letter of nomination illustrating why nominee fits the criteria.

Selection Process: Award recipient will be selected from candidates by committee comprising New Lawyer Committee (NLC) chair, NLC board liaison, and OCBA NLC liaison.

Past Recipients

Jacob J. Cunningham

Matthew S. Wood

Megan McGown Holms

Jonathan M. Martone

Silvia Alexandria Mansoor

Tanya N. Cripps

Katherine R. Schiefer