Welcome to WLAM

Welcome to the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM). Since 1919, WLAM with our more than 700 member attorneys, judges and law students, have worked to secure the rights of women in society. by meeting our mission to advance the interest of women members of the legal profession, to promote improvements in the administration of justice, and to promote equality and social justice for all people, WLAM has made a difference. Please take a look at our site, including our services, events, and member listings. We hope you like what you see and will join us. We look forward to meeting you!

If you experience any difficulties  renewing your membership online and/or registering for the 2012 Annual Meeting, please feel free to print a copy of the application or registration form and send it to info@womenlawyers.org or via first class mail to WLAM, 120 N. Washington Square, Suite 110A, Lansing, MI 48933.  Alternatively you may call our office at 517-372-3320.  We will be happy to assist you in processing your request over the phone.

Join WLAM  

Applications may be submitted via mail (membership form) or online via our secure online membership form.

Attorneys in transition:  The WLAM Board of Directors has approved reduced membership rates for members who are in transition, unemployed and actively seeking work.  Download the form to learn more.

WLAM 2014 Annual Meeting - Register Now!

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WLAM's 96th Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, April 26th. The theme this year will be Building Bridges for the Advancement of Women. It is a theme of collaboration, working together with law firms, the State Bar of Michigan, legislators and leaders to further advance employment equality and to continue to strengthen our justice system as a whole for the good of society. We will celebrate significant milestones and honor state and regional leaders for their contributions.

Keynote Speaker: Nell Kuhnmuench, Director, Governmental Consultant Services, Inc. Ms. Kuhnmuench has been voted Michigan's top lobbyist and twice-voted the state's most effective woman lobbyist by independent political surveys. She served for eight years as Chief of Staff for two Speakers of the Michigan House of Representatives. Ms. Kuhnmuench is widely recognized for her expertise on health-care, insurance and environmental issues. Ms. Kuhnmuench holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Michigan State University and a law degree from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School.
Kuhnmuench received the 2010 ATHENA Award (Greater Lansing.) The ATHENA Award is given each year to a woman who has devoted time and energy to her community and paved the way for women's careers in the future.

This is a great opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to the participation and advancement of women in the legal profession.

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Download Registration Form or Register Online

WLAM Announces 2014 Award Honorees

Jean King Leadership Award
Pioneer of Self-Determination for Women and Girls
Presented in commendation for visionary leadership in the face of
opposition and outstanding efforts toward the advancement of women and
the legal profession.
2014 Recipient: Dawn Van Hoek

Mary S. Coleman Award
First Woman Justice of the Michigan Supreme Court
Presented in recognition of significant contributions as a judiciary
role model for women in the legal profession and in society.
2014 Recipient: The Honorable Kirsten Frank Kelly 


WLAM Region Leadership

Oakland Region

Kelly Brushaber (Western)

L. Nichole Hunter (Wayne)

Join us on April 26th to honor these leaders in the law.

Thank you to our Annual Meeting Sponsors 


Marrs & Terry PLLC

Morgan Stanley


Gafkay & Dafoe, PLC

The Dobrusin Law Firm PC

Warner, Norcross & Judd, LLP

WLAM Oakland Region


Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C.

Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg, P.C.

Telecom Management Resources

Wojnecka  & Sherigan P.C.

Varnum, LLP

WLAM Mid Michigan Region


WLAM 2013 Conference

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T-Shirts Available

The Mid-Michigan Chapter has WLAM t-shirts for
sale! There are two color choices, navy or pink; the cost is $15.00.
Please specify color and size, and contact Lori Herr at (517) 908-3483 or lori@heislerfamilylaw.com to
place your order.

WLAM Statement Condemning Free Speech Violation in Michigan House of Representatives Garners National Attention

Remarks from WLAM were featured in an Associated Press (AP) article on the response to the banning of State Reps. Lisa Brown (D - West Bloomfield) and Barb Byrum (D - Onondaga) from their rights and responsibilities to participate in debate on the House floor (more).

You will start seeing QR codes on WLAM materials and on our website.  Use your smart phone and scan the QRCode, and then put it on your home page or bookmark it for quick access in your phone. You will need an APP for your Smart Phone to be able to scan the QR Code (stands for Quick Response) and these can be found generally in the APPS for your phone. This QR code will take you to the conference section on the WLAM website. Enjoy!

WLAM is on LinkedIn

Did you know that WLAM is on LinkedIn? Current and new members are urged to become WLAM LinkedIn group members. WLAM utilizes LinkedIn to post employment opportunities and articles about topics important to WLAM members. However, only WLAM members can be WLAM LinkedIn group members - so if you're not a WLAM member, please click on the link above and become one now! For those WLAM members who have yet to add WLAM as a group to their LinkedIn profiles, please click here to sign on to LinkedIn and get started!

Contact Us:

120 N. Washington Square, Ste. 110A
Lansing, Michigan 48933

Phone: 517-372-3320 
email: info@womenlawyers.org