Professor Michael Millemann and four other lawyers received Legal Excellence Awards from the Maryland Bar Foundation, Thursday, October 16.
Millemann, the Jacob A. France Professor of Public Interest Law, was honored for his commitment to the advancement of unpopular causes, while Steven P. Lemmey ’81 was recognized posthumously for his work to advance public service responsibility.
“Both Mike Millemann and Steve Lemmey are great lawyers and great role models for our students,” said Dean Donald B. Tobin. “Their professional lives are outstanding examples of the law school’s commitment to public service and, most importantly, access to justice for all.”
A long-time member of the law school’s Clinical Law faculty, Millemann has received numerous honors, including election to the American Law Institute, the 2008 Father Robert Drinan Award for pro bono service from the Association of American Law Schools and the 2010 Leadership in Law Award from The Daily Record. He is a founder of the Maryland Public Interest Law Project which provides grants to Maryland Carey Law students to work in nonprofit legal agencies during the summer.
Steven Lemmey had a long career in public service, working for the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney, the Maryland Attorney General and the Maryland Commission on Judicial Disabilities. He also practiced at Joseph Greenwald & Laake, a Maryland law firm.
The Maryland Bar Foundation is a non-profit charitable corporation organized in 1965, with the objective of obtaining gifts and contributions to be used to foster and maintain the honor and integrity of the profession of the law; to improve and to facilitate the administration of justice; and to promote the study of the law and research, the diffusion of knowledge, and the continuing education of lawyers.