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!

Message from the President

Our regions rounded out the year with annual meetings and the elections of new boards and have hit the ground running with a jam-packed September full of worthwhile events.

I have to admit, I am a little sad to see the summer go. I normally look forward to the fall and the feeling of optimism and anticipation that comes with starting anew. However, there was something special about this summer, that leaves me wishing it could go on for just a few more weeks. I want to thank the Washtenaw Region and the Wayne Region for their fine hospitality at the summer events at the homes of Jennifer Harvey and Judge Susan Hubbard. It was great to re-connect with old friends and meet some new fellow WLAM members.

As personal motivation for me to embrace the fall, we do have some excellent events and networking opportunities on the horizon. The Western region is holding their annual kickoff luncheon on Friday, September 25th. The Wayne Region will host a fantastic tailgate party at Elizabeth Joliffe’s home on September 19th. The Great Lakes Bay region is hosting a Happy Hour and meeting at Prost on Wednesday, September 16th. I invite all of you to check out some events in your home region and neighboring regions. There are so many amazing people to meet!

Hoping to see you all soon!

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.