Former SBM president and Berrien County Judge, Al Butzbaugh, presents the State Bar of Michigan Distinguished Public Service Award (since named after Frank Kelley) to Dorothy Comstock Riley, as her husband, another former president of the State Bar of Michigan, Wallace Riley, looks on.
Comstock Riley was the first woman to serve on the Michigan Court of Appeals and the first Hispanic woman to be elected to the supreme court of any state. She served as chief justice from 1987 to 1991.
She is the founder and honorary chair of the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society.
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