WLAM Annual Meeting

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    Appellate Practice Section – SBM | Association of Black Judges of Michigan

    Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan | Business Law Section – SBM | 

    Family Law Section – SBM | Incorporated Society of Irish-American Lawyers

    Insurance and Indemnity Law Section – SBM | Intellectual Property Section – SBM

    Labor and Employment Law Section – SBM | Michigan Association for Justice

    National Conference of Women’s Bar Associations | Negligence Section – SBM

  • We are thrilled to report that our keynote speaker, Irin Carmon, has been confirmed. Described by The New York Times as being “known for her smarts and feminist bona fides,” Irin Carmon is a journalist, author and speaker. She is a contributing writer to the Washington Post’s Outlook section and the co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2015), which spent three months on the Times’ bestseller list. Irin Carmon will not only be speaking at the event, but will also be signing copies of her book as well.

  • We are excited for you to join us as we celebrate this historic milestone!  The Centennial Gala will take place on Friday, April 27, 2018 at The Colony Club in Detroit, Michigan.  The theme this year is Looking Back, Moving Forward.  We will honor over 350 women who have served as a past president of our state board, regional chapters and foundation.

    The Gala will kick off with a black-tie optional reception for our past presidents. All past presidents are invited to attend this event on the first floor of The Colony Club from 5-6 p.m.

    Also on the first floor, you will be able to take a walk through an exhibition of the history of women lawyers in Michigan.

    The Gala is also a black-tie optional event and will begin in the ballroom at 6 p.m.  Our keynote speaker will be Irin Carmon, a contributing writer to the Washington Post’s Outlook section and the co-author of Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (2015), which spent three months of the Times’ bestseller list.  Irin Carmon will also be signing copies of her book, which will be available for purchase.

    We will also be recognizing and honoring the recipients of our annual awards, as well as the Foundation’s scholarship recipients.

    Please also note that you will need to login in order to register.  If you are a member but have not yet created an account, you can do so by clicking here.

    Ballroom level tickets *SOLD OUT*

    • $150 WLAM members / $200 non-WLAM members
    • Ticket sales limited to two tickets per member for $150 each.  Note: your guest does not need to be a member.

    Balcony level tickets (may have a partially obstructed view)

    • $125 WLAM members (limit 2 tickets at this price) / $175 non-WLAM members

    Past President’s Reception ONLY

    • $50 WLAM Past Presidents
    • You must be a past president to register for this ticket.
    • The Past President’s Reception is a black-tie optional event.
    • This ticket is for admission to the Past President’s Reception from 5 pm to 6 pm ONLY and does not include admission to the Gala.
    • This ticket does not include a seat in the ballroom or balcony.
    • This ticket is ONLY for past presidents who do not want to attend the Gala, but would like to attend the Past President’s Reception ONLY


  • The Centennial Gala will be held at the Colony Club, one of the original women’s clubs Detroit. The building was commissioned in June 1927 and opened in November 1929. The building was designed by renowned Detroit architects, Smith, Hinchman and Grylls, and was one of the first buildings built by the firm WalbridgeAldinger. A Georgian style building of red brick, limestone with iron grillwork, its relatively simple lines and form reflected the members’ desire for gentle elegance and style. The interior of the building is highlighted by the 3rd floor’s impressive Louis XVI ballroom. Painted in Versailles cream and gilt, the room is considered to be one of the City’s finest and has recently been fully restored to its original magnificence.