The Grand Traverse Area Legal Professionals’ 44th Annual Bosses Night Recognition Banquet was held October 17, 2013 at the Great Wolf Lodge in Traverse City, Michigan. The award for Legal Professional of the Year was presented to Legal Assistant Jan Tuller Nowak (a second-time recipient!) of Hubbell Law Office, and Boss of the Year to Attorney Gregory R. Grant of Cummings, McClorey, Davis & Acho, P.L.C.
Each year, members nominate their bosses or assistants by writing anonymous letters outlining what they believe sets them apart. The letters are then sent to a neighboring chapter of the National Association of Legal Professionals, where a committee reads and judges them with all names removed. Winners are chosen, therefore, not on popularity, professional accomplishments, or other accolades, but on the stories told in these letters themselves. The winning letters are kept secret until the night of the Annual Banquet, the organization’s biggest event of the year, when they are read aloud by the previous year’s recipients and the new award-winners are finally recognized. The banquet is attended by both members and non-members, and all area legal professionals, including court reporters, are welcome to join the organization.
More information: http://www.nals.org/