JUDGE LEWIS W. CLYMER AWARD
In 1999, the Jackson County Bar Association inaugurated the Judge Lewis W. Clymer Award to honor Judge Clymer for his years of service and dedication as a lawyer, judge and upstanding member of the community. Judge Clymer, a native of Missouri, began his law career in 1939 upon graduation from Howard University. He enjoyed a distinguished career, first as an attorney in private practice, followed by service as a federal government official, an Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, Assistant Attorney General for Missouri, Municipal Court Judge, and Circuit Court Judge. Judge Clymer’s commitment to his community also included serving on the Board of Directors of The Urban League, the Kansas City Missouri School Board, and a life membership in the NAACP. The JCBA is proud to pay tribute to Judge Clymer by presenting this annual Award in his honor.
The Clymer Award was established to recognize a minority attorney for his or her service to the community and their promotion of the integrity of the legal profession. The inaugural Award was given posthumously to Elmer C. Jackson, Jr., who practiced law in Kansas City, Kansas for more than 60 years, until just shortly before his death in 1999 at the age of 86. Other distinguished recipients of the Clymer Award include Taylor Fields, Basil North, James Tippin, Pearl Fain, Jon Gray, Mischa Buford Epps, and Debbie Brooks.
Nominations are now being accepted from JCBA members for this year’s recipient of the Clymer Award. Please submit your written nominations by completing the attached Nomination Form and mailing it to:
Jackson County Bar Association
P.O. Box 410184
Kansas City, Missouri 64141-0184.
You may also email it to Jon Otto at email@example.com.