The Utah Chapter of the Federal Bar Association honored two judges and an attorney this year for outstanding achievement in the legal profession.

The association honored retired 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Monroe McKay, 2nd District Judge Glen Dawson and attorney Barbara K. Polich.The association honored McKay as Judge of the Year. He was appointed to the appeals court in 1977. He served as chief judge from 1991 through 1993. McKay assumed senior status on Jan. 1, 1994. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and the University of Chicago Law School.

Dawson was honored as Lawyer of the Year in public service. He was appointed to the 2nd District bench in September. Before that, he served as assistant U.S. attorney for the Utah district for eight years. He is a graduate of J. Reuben Clark College of Law at Brigham Young University.

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Polich is a partner with Parsons Behle & Latimer, where she concentrates her practice on commercial, employment and securities litigation. She has been actively involved in Utah State Bar activities and alternative dispute resolution task forces. She received her undergraduate degree and law degree from the University of Wisconsin.

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