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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 eleven (11) judicial candidates requested to participate in WLAM’s rigorous process, which included an extensive background check. […]

WLAM member, Jennifer Grieco, sworn in as 7th woman SBM President

        WLAM member Jennifer M. Grieco, of Birmingham, has been sworn in as the 84th president of the State Bar of Michigan.  Grieco is the 7th woman to serve as SBM president.  Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Stephen J. Markman presided at the Sept. 27 ceremony, which took place in conjunction with […]

3 members of WLAM receive awards at SBM Awards Banquet

On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, the State Bar of Michigan held its Awards Banquet at the Annual Meeting. In addition to the Kimberly Cahill Award, which was bestowed on WLAM, three individual members also received awards at the banquet. Past President, Justice Marilyn J. Kelly, was a co-recipient of the  Frank J. Kelley Distinguished Public […]

WLAM acceptance speech

Click on the video below to hear all of the 2018 SBM Acceptance Speeches. The WLAM speeches accepting the Kimberly Cahill Award are made by WLAM President Donna MacKenzie and WLAM Foundation President Kristen Pursley, and begin at 15:27 in the video.

WLAM receives the SBM Kimberly Cahill Bar Leadership Award

WLAM was honored to receive the Kimberly Cahill Bar Leadership Award from the State Bar of Michigan.  The award was presented at the State Bar of Michigan Annual Meeting, at the Awards Banquet. Cahill is a past president of WLAM, serving the organization from 1996-1997. The award was accepted by WLAM President Donna MacKenzie and […]

WLAM members named 2018 Women in the Law!

Congratulations to all of the women who were named by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as 2018 Michigan Women in the Law, especially the following WLAM members: Nikole Canute Dana Kreis Glencer Karen Seder Patricia Stamler Those selected as Women in the Law honorees are accomplished, inspiring leaders and mentors who have shown a tremendous commitment to […]

WLAM Proudly Sponsors Warrior Lawyers Documentary

WLAM is proud to announce that we have agreed to sponsor Warrior Lawyers, a one-hour PBS documentary on Native Americans role models.  “Warrior Lawyers” examines contemporary Native American issues related to Youth Leadership Development, Sovereignty, Native American Law, ICWA, Social Justice, Economic Development and Cultural Revitalization. These are the critical and vital underpinnings of Native […]

Western Update June 2018

April: On April 19, 2018, 7 women lawyers and 10 children participated in the Take Your Child to Work Day Event at the Children’s Museum in Grand Rapids. The little ones enjoyed snacks and crafts while the women lawyers were able to do some networking (and, who are we kidding, we enjoyed the snacks, too!) […]