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WLAM Receives NCWBA “Honorable Mention” for Outstanding Member Program Award

WLAM is excited to announce that our Centennial Gala was selected as one of NCWBA’s two national “Honorable Mentions” for the 2019 Outstanding Member Program Award. The NCWBA Outstanding Member Program Award is given to women’s bar associations to recognize innovative projects, programs and services for their members or the bar association itself.   Click […]

Announcing 2019 WLAM Award Winners!

We are excited to announce our 2019 award winners! Awards will be presented at the 101st Annual Meeting on May 4th in Traverse City. Jean King Leadership Award Debra Freid Mary S. Coleman Award Judge Kathleen Ryan Geraldine Bledsoe Ford Award Zenell Brown WLAM Regional Leadership Award Wayne Region – Kirsten Silwanowicz Oakland (WBA) – […]

UDM Law Review hosts “Women and the Law” Symposium

On Friday, March 8, 2019, the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review will host their 103rd Annual Symposium. This year’s symposium is entitled “Women and the Law” and coincides with International Women’s Day.  The symposium will focus on past and present issues related to women and the law. Topics include gender discrimination, the #MeToo movement, and women in legal […]

WLAM Hosts Screening of RBG Biopic

On January 9, 2019, there was a Private Screening of On The Basis of Sex at the Maple Theater in Bloomfield Hills. This event was co-hosted by WLAM-Wayne, WBA, IWIRC, TMA-NOW, and the State Board of WLAM. It SOLD OUT in two weeks (180 tickets) and so they upgraded to a bigger theater, which they also […]

Washtenaw Update January 2019

WLAM, Washtenaw Region member, 15th District Court Judge Elizabeth Hines was presented the William H. Rehnquist Award by United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. during a ceremony at the U.S. Supreme Court on November 15, 2018.  The William H. Rehnquist Award is presented annually by the National Center for State Courts and […]

SCAO releases new policy to meet needs of nursing mothers and individuals with disabilities

WLAM is pleased to announce that on January 8, 2019, the State Court Administrative Office published a memo encouraging all courts to create and maintain an accommodation space​ so that nursing mothers and individuals with disabilities can meet their individual needs. Generally speaking, public restrooms are the only places in the courthouse where nursing mothers and […]

Call for Nominations  2019-2020 Board of Directors 

It is time to submit nominations for WLAM’s 2019-2020 State Board of Directors. The following positions are available: President-Elect* Vice President* Treasurer* Secretary Director at Large (3 available) *Consistent with WLAM’s leadership succession policy, current board members have expressed interest in succeeding to the next board level and will be running for these positions.  However, under […]

Washtenaw Update November 2018

Recent events: WLAM, Washtenaw was one of the sponsors for the 27th Annual Bias Awareness and Inclusion Strolling Reception on October 18, 2018 at Weber’s Inn, Ann Arbor. WLAM, Washtenaw recently participated in the Purple Run to benefit Safe House.  WLAM, Washtenaw was one of the sponsors. Upcoming events include:  Moms-in-Law  Brown Bag Lunch hosted […]

Michigan’s Pink Wave

On Tuesday, women made history across our great state and throughout the country, as 2018 proved to be the “Year of the Woman.” For the first time ever, women won every statewide race in Michigan, including Governor Gretchen Whitmer, U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow, Attorney General Dana Nessel, Secretary of State Joselyn Benson, and Supreme Court […]