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!

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

Bar Leadership Forum @ Mackinac Grand Hotel
Jun 9 – Jun 10 all-day

Whether you are a leader of a local bar, special purpose bar, or a section leader, the Bar Leadership Forum has something for you! This year’s Forum will be held June 9&10, 2017 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.

Register today and save!

May 9 is an important date:

  • Don’t miss out on early bird registration pricing that ends on May 9.
  • The Grand Hotel will be sold out during the Bar Leadership Forum so make your hotel reservations today! Rooms are held based on availability until May 9.

Scholarships will be available again this year!  The application deadline is April 24.

For a complete schedule, registration information, scholarship application and a hotel reservation form, visit

10th Bench-Bar Culinary Challenge @ Home of Hon. Wendy Baxter
Jun 14 all-day

Our 10th Anniversary Bench-Bar Culinary Challenge will be Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at the home of the Hon. Wendy Baxter in Detroit’s historic Sherwood Forest neighborhood.  It promises to be the best one yet!

Over the last 9 years, you have helped raise over $150,000 for Alternatives for Girls, Crossroads for Youth and the WLAM Foundation Student Scholarship Fund.  Thank you for your past support.  We appreciate your involvement!

Please consider a firm or individual sponsorship for 2017!  More information to follow soon.

NAWL 2017 Annual Meeting & Awards Luncheon @ Grand Hyatt at Grand Central Station
Jul 20 all-day
NAWL Event: Meeting The Challenge – Boston @ Hyatt Regency Boston
Sep 15 all-day
NAWL Thirteenth General Counsel Institute @ Intercontinental New York Barclay
Nov 9 – Nov 10 all-day