Two University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law alumni are the recipients of two of the Utah State Bar’s most prestigious awards.
Ellen M. Maycock and Judge Augustus G. Chin will be honored at the Bar’s Spring Convention on March 8.
Maycock will receive the Dorathy Merrill Brothers Award, which honors contributions to the advancement of women in the legal profession. Maycock, a 1975 graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah, practiced at Kruse Landa Maycock & Ricks for 39 years. She recently joined Michael Best & Friedrich. She served on the Supreme Court Advisory Committee on Rules of Evidence and as chair of the Ethics and Discipline panel. She was named Woman Lawyer of the Year in 1998, and received the Utah State Courts Service to the Court Award in 2007. In 2008 she earned the Utah State Bar Professionalism Award. Her practice began in litigation and family law and is currently focused on family law.
Chin will receive the Raymond S. Uno Award, which honors the advancement of minorities in the profession. Chin, a 1995 graduate of the S.J. Quinney College of Law, was appointed to the Holladay Justice Court in 2011. Prior to entering law school he was a civilian employee of the Department of the Army at Tooele Army Depot. He served as clerk to Judge Tyrone E. Medley, and then worked as a prosecutor for the Salt Lake City Prosecutor’s office and the Summit County Attorney’s Office. He served as Utah State Bar President from 2006-07 and president of the Utah Minority Bar Association from 1998-99.