• We are pleased to announce that our 102nd Annual Meeting will proceed as scheduled virtually* on Friday, September 11, 2020! The meeting is expected to start at 10:00 am and end at 4:30 pm with a bonus trivia happy hour.

    The annual meeting will have the same great programming, and holding it virtually has allowed us to include some fun activities as well.

    Register for the meeting for a newly reduced price to attend and continue to check your email and social media for more meeting updates. 

    *The safety and health of our members during this time is our highest priority, which means complying with the safety guidelines under the Governor’s Executive Orders limiting indoor in-person gatherings.

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  • Schedule of Events: 

    • 10:15 am: Open the Meeting by WLAM President Roquia Draper on this year’s theme of Lifting Women Up
    • 10:30 am:  First Panel of the Day with prominent judicial panel
    • 11:30 am: Legislative Update on 2019-2020 Landscape 
    • 12:10 pm:  Lunch Break—featuring choices between Aspirational Yoga with Tanya Grillo or Cooking Demo with Brittany Mouzourakis
    • 1:00 pm: KEYNOTE SPEAKER PHILOMENA V. MANTELLA, PRESIDENT OF GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
    • 2:00 pm: Second Panel of the Day with a diverse panel of attorneys, including:
      • Representative Vanessa Guerra from the Michigan House of Representatives
      • Gregory Conyers, Director of Diversity with the State Bar of Michigan
      • Michelle Crockett, newly appointed and the first Chief Diversity Officer with Miller Canfield
      • Andrea Bernard, Litigation Partner and General Counsel for Warner Norcross + Judd LLP
    • 3:00 pm:  Special Presentation by Elizabeth Jolliffe of Your Benchmark Coach
    • 4:30 pm: Close of the Meeting by WLAM President Roquia Draper
    • 4:30 pm-5:30 pm: Join us for a fun trivia Happy Hour with prizes!

    Acceptance speeches will be broadcasted throughout the meeting.  We want to congratulate our awardees:

    • Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack, who will receive the Mary S. Coleman Award;
    • Attorney General Dana Nessel, who will receive the inaugural Geraldine Bledsoe Ford Award;
    • Attorney Jennifer Grieco, who will receive the Jean L. King Leadership Award; and
    • Attorneys Erin FlynnAlison Love and Amanda Skeel, who will receive Regional Leadership Awards

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