Calendar of Events

WLAM 99th Annual Meeting @ Crowne Plaza Hotel
Apr 28 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Head to the WLAM Annual Meeting Page for more details and signup links!

Davis-Dunnings Bar Association 20th Annual Otis M. Smith Scholarship Banquet @ Crowne Plaza Lansing West
Apr 28 @ 6:30 pm – 10:00 pm

On Friday, April 28, 2017, the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association will hold its 20th Annual Otis M. Smith Scholarship Banquet at the Crowne Plaza Lansing West in Lansing Michigan. The program starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.

The Davis-Dunnings Bar Association is a special interest bar association whose mission includes various forms of outreach to the underserved and under-represented members of the greater Lansing community.

In addition to awarding scholarships to well-deserving law students, we will be presenting four additional awards to those in the greater Lansing community:

  • Trailblazer: Lawrence Nolan, Esq.
  • Distinguished Barrister: H. James White, Esq.
  • Humanitarian: Trinity A.M.E. Church
  • Rising Star: Taneashia R. Morrell, Esq.

Further, Paulette Brown Esq. will be our Keynote speaker for the evening. Ms. Brown is the immediate Past President of the American Bar Association. She made history as the first African American woman to head the American Bar Association. We are excited to have her as our guest speaker.

The Scholarship Banquet provides an opportunity for us to recognize these laudable individuals. However, most importantly, it supports a great cause because proceeds from the Scholarship Banquet help fund the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association’s programs and scholarships.

Ticket Prices:

$65 – Regular

$50 – Student (must show proof of current student status)

$600 – Table of 10

Please contact for more information.

WLAM Macomb Region Cocktails for a Cause @ Brooks Brewing
May 2 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please join the WLAM Macomb Region for the 4th Annual Cocktails for A Cause benefiting Turning Point on Tuesday, May 2, 2017, at 5:00 p.m.. For more information regarding tickets and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Angela Medley, Tanya Grillo or Jenna Bommarito.

NAWL Seattle Conference 2017 @ Renaissance Seattle Hotel
May 9 all-day

NAWL Seattle Conference 2017: Succeeding In-House and Navigating The Pipeline to Equity Partnership

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan is pleased to be a partnering organization of the National Association of Women Lawyers’ 2017 Seattle Conference on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at the Renaissance Seattle Hotel in Seattle, Washington. We have arranged a special 10% discount for our members. To register, please go to and use the code SCWLAMI2017 to get the discount.

At this unique program, attendees will discuss how women lawyers can succeed, help each other succeed and, more broadly, help to create a diverse and inclusive workforce. Featuring a powerhouse of top lawyers and leaders – from law firms, in-house legal departments, non-profits, and the government, the program will focus on the key issues and opportunities that face women in the legal profession today and how we can work together to overcome them.

Registration is open to NAWL members and non-members. Scholarships are available for attorneys who wish to attend, but may not be able to do so due to cost considerations.

For additional information about NAWL and the 2017 Seattle Conference, visit

Mid-Michigan May Mixer @ Cancun Mexican Grill
May 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us at our next social mixer:

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 6pm

Cancun Mexican Grill

300 S. Bridge St.

Grand Ledge, MI 48837

We’ll celebrate Cinco de Mayo a couple of days late.  Please invite your women attorney friends to join us, especially if they live or practice in Eaton County!

Email RSVPs are not required to attend, but they are appreciated so we can make appropriate reservations.

See you there!

WBA Oakland Annual Meeting @ Birmingham Athletic Club
May 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm



Join the WBA for its Annual Dinner on May 11th at Birmingham Athletic Club for an evening to celebrate the swearing-in of our executive board and presentation of the WBA’s Annual Awards, and, new this year, the Sarah Killgore Wertman Scholarship.

Joan Young Judicial Excellence Award 
Hon. Elizabeth Pezzetti
Oakland County Probate Court (retired)

Evelyn Forrest Distinguished Advocate Award
Barbara L. McQuade
former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan

Sarah Killgore Wertman Scholarship
Michelle Shember
University of Detroit Mercy School of Law

Cocktail hour on the patio at 5:30pm
Dinner, awards, and the swearing-in of the board to follow at 6:00pm

WLAM Members: $65.00
Non-Members: $80.00
Students: $50.00

Sponsorship Opportunities

Diamond Sponsor: $1,000
Includes recognition in the program, on the WBA website, and a reserved table (10 tickets)

Platinum Sponsor: $750
Includes recognition in the program, on the WBA website, and eight tickets

Gold Sponsor: $500
Includes recognition in the program, on the WBA website, and five tickets

Silver Sponsor: $250
Includes recognition in the program, on the WBA website, and two tickets

Bronze Sponsor: $150
Includes recognition in the program, on the WBA website, and one ticket

Supporter: $100
Includes recognition in the program and on the WBA website.

For more information or to sponsor, email Channelle Kizy-White at Tickets available here.

Western Region Annual Meeting @ Rhoades McKee PC
May 16 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Save the date!

WLAM Western Region invites you to the 2017 Annual Meeting Reception, which will take place on Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 5:30pm.  This year the Annual Meeting will be held at the Rhoades McKee law firm in their gathering room. Look for more details soon!

WBA Bar Briefs – DUO @ DUO
May 17 all-day
Washtenaw Region Annual Meeting @ The Original Cottage Inn
May 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Nominating Committee for the Board of Directors

WLAM invites members with interest in serving on the Washtenaw Region Board of Directors for the upcoming year or with interest in serving on the Nominating Committee to send a letter of interest.

Please send your letter to Kymberlie London at by April 14, 2017.

Great Lakes Bay Annual Meeting @ Apple Mountain Golf Course
Jun 1 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm


The Great Lakes Bay Region of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan would like to cordially invite you to our Annual Meeting, featuring a panel of female judges, hors’ deuves, and cocktails.

When: June 1, 2017, 5:30- 7:00 pm

Where: Apple Mountain Golf Course, 4519 N River Road, Freeland, MI 48623,

Please add this date to your calendar and more details to follow.

For questions please contact Alena Clark at or 989.790.5330.