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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 […]

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 […]