Wayne Region Leadership

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WLAM Wayne Region held their annual meeting on May 18th, whey they held a panel discussing sexual harassment and its ever present nature in our modern society, including Patricia Nemeth, employment attorney and partner at Nemeth Law PC, Dean Phyllis Crocker, Dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Sheldon J. Stark, Mediator and Arbitrator, and Fawn Montgomery, Washtenaw County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Army Veteran. Moderated by Meghan Brennan, Senior Manager of Marketing, Media, and Special Events at The Pope Francis Center. The new board of officers was also installed.


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Past Presidents

2017-2018 Grace Trueman View Bio
Grace Trueman is a partner at Honigman Miller Schwartz and Cohn LLP. Grace focuses her practice on a spectrum of matters concerning nonprofit organizations, estate planning, and charitable giving. Her clients include private individuals, couples, and families, as well as public charities, nonprofits, and corporate trustees. Ms. Trueman has been named a Michigan Super Lawyers “Rising Star” from 2015-2018. Ms. Trueman has been involved in WLAM since law school and has been active in the Wayne Region since 2012. WLAM-Wayne offers many resources and valuable relationships for fostering equality in the practice of law.
2016-2017 Jennifer Stallings Dewey
2015-2016 Deanne Bonner Simpson
2014-2015 Ellen Hoeppner
2013-2014 Elizabeth Jolliffe View Bio
Elizabeth Jolliffe is a career management and business development coach for lawyers. She helps her clients be their best self to get what they want in their practice and career, including new jobs, new clients, more control and more satisfaction. She works with lawyers at all stages and in all settings, in Michigan and across the country.

Elizabeth founded her coaching practice in May 2008 after being a partner, former recruiting committee chair and commercial litigator for 19 years at Clark Hill in Detroit. Currently President-Elect of the Washtenaw County Bar Association, she is also a former president of the Detroit Bar Association, WLAM Wayne Region, and the Detroit Association of University of Michigan Women.

Some of her most enjoyable extracurricular activities include speaking to groups like the WLA of Utah at their mountain retreat, the ABA Young Lawyers, and the ABA Women Rainmakers, leading the Detroit Bar’s Inn of Court, and having fun with women lawyers and judges leading the annual Bench Bar Culinary Challenge for charities. She also serves on the board of a small nonprofit sending eligible kids in Ypsilanti schools to overnight summer camp, and advises collegiate women in the Alpha Phi chapter at the University of Michigan. In 1975 Elizabeth was the first female safety patrol captain at Quarton Elementary School. Last summer she took delight in breaking another glass ceiling. She won the inaugural Championship Trophy coveted by the three male golfers, her close friends, in their summer long Sunday dawn foursome.

Elizabeth lives in Ann Arbor and is a graduate of the University of Michigan, B.A. 1986, and J.D. 1989. She was certified as a professional coach in 2009.