Message from the President
Welcome to the Western Region!
The Western Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan is comprised of seven counties on the West side of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula. Grand Rapids is our home base, as it is the most centrally-located city in our region and is where the bulk of our members work and reside.
Our members run the gamut from the seasoned attorney to the newly admitted, and we have just about every imaginable practice area covered. While we are all at different stages in our careers, and may practice in different realms, we all strive for the betterment and elevation of women in the legal field.
We host a variety of events to which members and non-members are invited. Outside of our networking social hours and learning luncheons, our standout, annual events are our Holiday Reception and Membership Meeting. The Holiday Reception is held at the YWCA in Grand Rapids and is well attended by women lawyers and judges alike. At our Membership Meeting, held in various Grand Rapids locations, we announce our newly-elected officers, and a judge swears in our board members. A special segment of this event is when we acknowledge and give an award to the Outstanding Member of our region who was selected by our membership.
Our greatest sense of pride comes from our commitment to the YWCA – West Central Michigan (YWCA). For its benefit, our Softball Committee works year round to organize the Women Lawyers vs. Judges Charity Softball Game held at Fifth Third Park in Grand Rapids. Even though the judges normally win, we look forward to this event every June. Through corporate sponsorships and ticket sales for this game, we are pleased to be able to raise a substantial amount for our local YWCA.
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