Welcome to the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM). We were founded in 1919 by five self-proclaimed “ardent Portias of Detroit.” Today, our organization has grown extensively in size and purpose. Our membership includes attorneys, judges and law students. We have become a statewide organization with seven regional chapters, providing wide-ranging networking and professional development opportunities for women lawyers. Our mission is to advance the interest of women members of the legal profession, promote improvements in the administration of justice, and promote equality and social justice for all people. Please take a look at our site, including our services, events, and member listings. We hope you like what you see and will join us. We look forward to meeting you!

If you experience any difficulties renewing your membership online and/or registering for the Annual Meeting, please feel free to print a copy of the application or registration form and send it to info@womenlawyers.org or via first class mail to WLAM, 120 N. Washington Square, Suite 110A, Lansing, MI 48933. Alternatively you may call our office at 517-372-3320. We will be happy to assist you in processing your request over the phone.

Message from the President
When I first became an attorney, the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) was one of the first organizations I joined. It is hard to express how important WLAM has been to me professionally and personally – from the mentoring I received as a new attorney, to the networking and leadership opportunities that aided my development into a seasoned practitioner, to the enduring lifelong friendships cultivated through WLAM over the past ten years – WLAM has provided me with more than I expected or imagined. It is an honor to serve as the 2014-2015 WLAM President.

I would like to thank the 2013-2014 leadership for their dedication, effort and energy last year. Programs provided to WLAM members last year include: professional development such as, “Mentors v Sponsors – How Sponsors Accelerate Your Career,” Speed Networking, Speed Mentoring, Positioning Yourself for the Bench, and Paths to the Legislature; educational seminars regarding Cyber Security, Employment Protections for Working Mothers, and Human Trafficking; networking events such as Painting with a Twist, Wine Downs, and Mix & Mingles; charitable events such as the Lawyers v. Judges Softball Game and the Bench v. Bar Culinary Challenge that benefited the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation (WLAM Foundation) and local charities; and community outreach opportunities such as Komen Race for the Cure and volunteering at Gleaner’s Food Bank.

WLAM is dedicated to securing the rights of women in society, advancing the interests of women members of the legal profession, promoting improvements in the administration of justice, and promoting equality and social justice for all people. As advocates, we recognize that there is strength in numbers. Whether we are in a court room or on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol, WLAM’s voice is louder when we join together. Click here for details on WLAM’s advocacy efforts.