MACDL honored two outstanding members from the legal community, John Brink and Judge Michael J. Davis at our Annual Dinner on Saturday, March 10, 2018 at the Town & Country Club in Saint Paul.
John Brink, Distinguished Service Award – John has been a courageous and effective advocate for his clients throughout his career, and over the years has been a great mentor to numerous defense lawyers in the community. John has a long history of service to MACDL as both a former board member and president.
Judge Michael J. Davis, Equal Justice Award – Throughout his life, Judge Davis has been a champion of equal access to and justice for all. President Bill Clinton appointed Judge Davis to the Federal District Court in 1994. Judge Davis is a former criminal defense lawyer with the Neighborhood Justice Center, an attorney with the Legal Rights Center, an attorney with the Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office, and served as a MN District Court Judge for 11 years.