Welcome to WLAM

Welcome to the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM). We were founded in 1919 by five self-proclaimed "ardent Portias of Detroit." Today, our organization has grown extensively in size and purpose. Our membership includes attorneys, judges and law students. We have become a statewide organization with seven regional chapters, providing wide-ranging networking and professional development opportunities for women lawyers. Our mission is to advance the interest of women members of the legal profession, promote improvements in the administration of justice, and promote equality and social justice for all people. 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 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  

WLAM is a unique network of Michigan women lawyers (from the judiciary, law firms, solo practices, corporations, non-profits and the government) who are at the top of their profession and support one another in a variety of ways (e.g., as friends, mentors, sponsors and role models), including creating opportunities for one another. WLAM members receive access to a wide variety of programming, such as dynamic educational forums featuring experts addressing timely substantive legal matters, practice and career development, networking events and community service opportunities. WLAM also provides its members a forum to speak as one voice regarding matters of social justice and equality.

Applications may be submitted via mail (membership form) or online via our secure online membership form.  For more information on what to watch for this year, click here.

For our WLAM members who are in transition, unemployed and actively seeking work, we provide reduced membership rates. Please download the form to learn more.

NEWS: Michigan Super Lawyers peer nominations are now open.

Please take a moment to nominate the attorneys you know who have superior legal skills and who go above and beyond for their clients and community. You may now NOMINATE ONLINE AT my.superlawyers.com 

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WLAM is on LinkedInFacebook and Twitter. WLAM members are urged to connect with WLAM's social media to receive up-to-the-minute information regarding referrals, upcoming WLAM events, employment opportunities and articles important to WLAM members. WLAM's social media also allows WLAM members to share ideas across the state. If you are a WLAM member, please click on the above icons to gain access to WLAM's social media. Only WLAM members are granted access to WLAM's social media, so if you are not a member please consider joining us!

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WLAM 2014 Annual Meeting, Election of Officers

WLAM Annual Meeting Image

WLAM is pleased to welcome its new State Board of Directors who were sworn in during the 96th Annual Meeting on April 26, 2014. Please click here to view the 2014-2015 WLAM State Board

Building Bridges for the Advancement of Women.  View Photo Gallery:

2014 Annual Meeting Reception - Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, MI
- 2014 Annual Meeting Conference and Award Reception - Bavarian Inn, Frankenmuth, MI

WLAM 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 Regional Leadership Awards

Oakland Region

Kelly Brushaber (Western)

L. Nichole Hunter (Wayne)

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).

WLAM Annual Meeting QR

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 Annual Meeting section on the WLAM website. Enjoy!

Contact Us:

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

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