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WLAM selected as recipient of Kimberly M. Cahill Bar Leadership Award

We are honored to have been selected by the State Bar of Michigan as the recipient of the 2018 State Bar Kimberly M. Cahill Bar Leadership Award!  The award will be presented at the Awards Banquet on Wednesday, September 26, 2018, on the first day of the State Bar of Michigan NEXT Conference.  The banquet will […]

SBM Journal – Women in the Law

We are so excited that the State Bar of Michigan dedicated an entire issue to Women in the Law, in recognition of WLAM’s Centennial milestone!  We are also grateful for the contributions of our members that made this issue possible, including: President Donna MacKenzie with the Theme Introduction Directors at Large Kristina Billows and Nicole […]

WLAM hosts event in Northern Michigan

In an effort to get to know our WLAM members, judges, and other attorneys who may or may not know about WLAM in the northern areas of Michigan, WLAM hosted a reception on Lake Charlevoix from 4 pm – 7 pm on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The gathering was held in the home of WLAM Director […]

Centennial Gala Photo Booth

Check out the pictures below to see all the fun that was had in the photo booth at the Centennial Gala! #WLAM100

1989 Michigan Supreme Court Task Force on Gender Issues in the Courts

Did you know? In 1989, the Michigan Supreme Court Task Force performed a study on gender and racial / ethnic issues in the courts. The Task Force was formed after the Michigan Supreme Court Citizens’ Commission to Improve Michigan Courts performed a a year long examination of the Michigan Courts and found a significant and […]

Jailed for Freedom – Phoebe Munnecke

With only a few weeks left to go before WLAM celebrates its centennial anniversary, we take a moment to celebrate the life of our past president, Phoebe Munnecke, who is pictured in the First Annual Session of the National Association of Women Lawyers on August 28, 1923. Munnecke was also active in he National Woman’s […]

WLAM receives Women History Award from Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs

Today, WLAM proudly accepted the Women History Award from the Detroit Association of Women’s Clubs (DAWC). In recognition of Women’s History Month, the DAWC hosted the Lifting As We Climb Brunch at its historic clubhouse to commemorate the work of legal and community champions. Honorees included Chief Judge Denise Page-Hood of the U. S. Eastern […]


For Immediate Release: Women Lawyers Association to celebrate 100th Anniversary Detroit, MI – The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) is proud to announce its upcoming 100th Anniversary. WLAM will celebrate this historic milestone at the Centennial Gala on April 27, 2018, at The Colony Club in Detroit, MI. The event is black tie optional […]

WLAM to receive Women History Award

We are honored and excited to announce that WLAM and BWLAM have been chosen as the 2018 recipients of the Detroit Association of Women’s Club’s (DAWC) Women History Awards! The DAWC has chosen WLAM for this award in recognition of our organization’s 100 years of service to women. The awards will be presented at the […]

Anne Davidow: Sex discrimination unconstitutional

Another prominent female legal figure we celebrate in anticipation of our 100th anniversary is Anne R. Davidow.  When Davidow applied to the Detroit College of Law, however, she was rejected because she was a woman. Nevertheless, she persisted and graduated from the University of Detroit Law School, passing the bar examination in 1920. A lifetime […]