Sydney Booth Rushing

Alumna Sydney Booth Rushing of Rushing Law received the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association Barristers' Pro Bono Award on July 16. Ms. Rushing is an outstanding young lawyer and participant in the UDM Law Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program.

 As a member of the Incubator Program, she has started her own solo law practice focusing on criminal defense law. Her work specifically centers on providing legal services to low and moderate income clients on a sliding fee scale. She has demonstrated a unique drive and determination for providing legal services to an under-served population. Additionally, as a participant in the Incubator Program, she has provided more than 500 hours of pro bono legal services, in just 8 short months, to individuals who would have otherwise gone unrepresented but for her commitment to give them a voice. The award recognized Ms. Rushing as one of the best and brightest young attorneys in the Detroit area who has, despite being in the early stages of her career, demonstrated great potential as a future leader of the legal community.