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Bodman Attorneys Sarah L. Cylkowski and Katelyn M. Young Honored by Detroit Bar Association

By: Bodman PLC

11/26/19

Bodman PLC is pleased to announce that two of its attorneys, Sarah L. Cylkowski and Katelyn M. Young, were honored by the Detroit Bar Association (DBA) at the recent 2019 Archer Awards program held at the Detroit Yacht Club.

Cylkowski was honored as a Fellow of the Detroit Bar Association (DBA) and its Foundation. In order to qualify as a DBA Fellow, attorneys must have demonstrated a lifetime of achievement or exceptional service to other lawyers and to the community, including support for the DBA’s pro bono, education, and community service activities. Cylkowski is a long-time active member of the Detroit Bar Association and its young lawyers section, the Barristers. She is a current trustee of the DBA Foundation and a past recipient of the DBA Barristers Pro Bono Award for her work seeking resentencing for Michigan prison inmates who had been sentences to mandatory life sentences under now-outmoded guidelines for crimes committed as juveniles.

Young was honored as a recipient of a DBA Pro Bono Award, which recognizes attorneys who have made outstanding contributions to pro bono and community service initiatives. Young is a current member of the board of trustees of the DBA Barristers Section and chairs the Outreach Committee which coordinates volunteer opportunities for Barristers members. She is an active participant in Bodman’s pro bono program and coordinates monthly “Ask the Attorney” legal clinics for Detroit-based social service agency Crossroads of Michigan.

Proceeds from the Archer Award ceremony support many of the DBA’s community outreach programs including the Pro Bono Repository, Law Day, the Access to Justice program, and other important initiatives.