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2020 Carolyn Stell Memorial Scholarship Application

As it has in years past, WLAM Mid-Michigan plans to award the Carolyn Stell Memorial Scholarship to a deserving female law school student/graduate later this fall.  To be eligible to receive the Scholarship, a female applicant must: Reside in Ingham, Eaton, Clinton or Shiawassee County; Be a graduate of a law degree program (J.D.) at […]

Seeking Nominations for the 2020 Carolyn Stell Award Recipient

We are seeking nominations for the 2020 Carolyn Stell Award recipient – and we need your help! For those who are not familiar with this Award, it was named after Ingham County Circuit Court Judge Carolyn Stell, the first female trial court judge in Ingham County, and it is conferred annually on a lawyer or […]

Phoebe Munnecke:  A “Firebrand” Ahead of her Times

By Kristina Bilowus As WLAM celebrates 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment this month, we are reminded of one of our own suffragettes who eventually became President of our organization. Phoebe Munnecke was the youngest of four children, born into a family that prioritized education.[1] Prior to becoming an attorney, Phoebe was a […]

WLAM Tech Tips-August 2020

For several months all of us have been meeting the challenges of being at home and working remotely to ensure our clients continue to get the best representation possible.  Many courts have continued to hold substantive hearings during the pandemic, and lately even some trials have resumed.  But even if we go to court periodically, […]

WLAM Leaders Elected to NCWBA Board

In July, WLAM Director at Large Nicolette Zachary became President of the National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations and WLAM Director at Large Tanya Grillo joined the NCWBA board as a director. As President, Nicolette looks forward to furthering the NCWBA’s ongoing mission of advancing women in the profession and society through providing programming and […]

WLAM announces ratings and endorsements of judicial candidates for office

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) is proud to announce its ratings and endorsements of judicial candidates for office. Only those judicial candidates who actively sought a rating or endorsement from WLAM were evaluated.  A total of 17 judicial candidates requested to participate in WLAM’s rigorous process, which included an extensive background check and interviews. […]

Macomb Update March 2020

WLAM Macomb member Judge Alyia Hakim has been nominated for the 2020 Women In Leadership Award. The ceremony is scheduled for May 31, 2020. Judge Alyia Hakim’s investiture occurred on February 20.  WLAM Macomb raised over $500 for Macomb Charitable Foundation with Judge Alyia Hakim’s participation at the Affinity Bar Challenge. Our Annual Cocktails for […]

Mid-Michigan Update March 2020

We hope that this message finds you and your families well. In light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the public health risks that it poses, and the recommendations of public health and other officials regarding social distancing measures, all of the events that our Region was planning to host or sponsor during the month of […]