WLAM Annual Meeting

WLAM 97th Annual Meeting

April 24, 2015, at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit Michigan

Sponsorship Information

WLAM 97th Annual Meeting

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan 96th Annual Meeting

Building Bridges for the Advancement of Women

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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

2013-2014 Annual Report

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)

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


Women Lawyers Association of Michigan 95th Annual Meeting (2013)


Westin Book Cadillac | 1114 Washington Boulevard, Detroit, Michigan 48226 | (313) 442-1600  


WLAM 2013 Conference

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WLAM 2012 Annual Meeting

WLAM 2012 Annual Meeting

94th Annual Meeting | April 26-27, 2012

Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum & Amway Grand Plaza Hotel, Grand Rapids, MI

Thursday, April 26 • 5:30 p.m. Reception, Cocktails & hors d'oeuvres
Davenport University, 45 Ottawa Ave. NW, Grand Rapids

Friday, April 27th

Gerald R. Ford Museum
8:30 Registration Opens and Continental Breakfast
9:00 Welcome WLAM Members: Mayor George Heartwell
9:15 Movie Re: President Ford
9:45 Keynote Speaker Susan Ford Bales
10:30 - 11:30 Tour of Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum

Amway Grand Plaza Hotel
Noon - 1:30 Luncheon
Presidential Sponsor Address - Marilyn Lankfer, Varnum Law
Award Presentations
Business Meeting
Swearing in of 2012 - 2013 Board
1:30 - 2:20 Family Medical Leave Act - What You Need to Know
2:20 - 2:35 Break
2:35 - 3:00 Legislative Update
3:00 - 4:30 Judges Panel Discussion

Judge Janet Neff, Western District Federal Court
Judge Jane Beckering, Michigan Court of Appeals
Judge Sara Smolenski , 61st District Court
Judge Patricia Gardner, 17th Judicial Circuit Court

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