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Justice Dons a Skirt – Judge Lila M. Neuenfelt

Throughout this month leading up to our 100th anniversary, WLAM celebrates the lives of important female figures in the legal profession. Today, we celebrate Honorable Lila M. Neuenfelt, who was a Dearborn Justice of the Peace, before becoming the first woman ever elected to the Michigan Circuit bench in 1941. The press announced her election […]

Our founding president, Theresa Doland Cornelius

In anticipation of our 100th anniversary, we celebrate our founding president, Theresa Doland Cornelius. #WLAM100 Ms. Doland Cornelius graduated from Detroit College of Law in 1915. As a new attorney that year, she was given the opportunity to represent a “penniless” man accused of stealing 70 cans of snuff. She was described as the first […]

Call For Nominations – 2017/18 Board Of Directors

It is time to submit nominations for WLAM’s 2017-2018 State Board of Directors. The following positions are available: President-Elect Vice President Treasurer Secretary Director at Large (3 available) The current Board encourages each of you to consider becoming a candidate. We are always looking for dedicated WLAM members to be actively involved in both state and […]

WLAM 2017 Awards Program – Call For Nominations

WLAM 2017 Awards Program Call for Nominations WLAM is seeking nominations for the 2017 Jean King Leadership Award, the Regional Leadership Award, and the Mary S. Coleman Award. The awards will be given at our Annual Meeting, April 28, 2017, to lawyers or judges for her/his outstanding leadership in the advancement of women.  These individuals bring honor, esteem and […]

Congratulations to the women of Michigan’s judiciary!

Eight seats on Michigan’s state-level courts were up for election on November 8, 2016.  Two of those seats were on  the Michigan Supreme Court, one of which was filled by a woman.  Two women also filled two of the four seats up for election on  the Michigan Court of Appeals. In addition, 156 seats on […]

Day of Service

The Day of Service (part of pro bono month), sponsored by Dobrusin and assisted by the members of the WBA, was a wonderful success. The home turned out beautifully and the ladies all did a fantastic job. Many thanks to all involved! Check out how they did in the video below:

Girl Rising

Girl Rising was featured in the Metro Times and on 950 AM! WLAM hosted a showing of “Girl Rising” at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak. The film tells the stories of nine young girls in different parts of the world (Cambodia, Haiti, Nepal, Egypt, Ethiopia, India, Peru, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan) and how […]

Message from the President – Welcome

When I first became an attorney, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) was one of the first organizations I joined. It is hard to express how important WLAM has been to me professionally and personally – from the mentoring I received as a new attorney, to the networking and leadership opportunities that aided my […]

WLAM Hosts Ms. JD Event: Determined to Rise

On October 27, 2014, WLAM hosted a call-in event in Detroit for the Ms. JD event, Determined to Rise: A Conversation on Law, Leadership and Being “The First” with Paulette Brown, President-Elect of the American Bar Association (ABA). In celebration of Paulette’s election as the first woman of color leading the ABA. Paulette Brown has […]