Calendar of Events


Oct
29
Thu
WLAM Wayne 2015 Member Mixer @ Bravo! Cucina Italiano
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Please Join Us for Our 2015 Member Mixer

When: Thursday, October 29, 2015
6:00 pm. to 8:00 p.m.

Where: Bravo! Cucina Italiano
18900 Michigan Ave, Dearborn, MI 48126

$15/person (includes appetizers and one drink ticket)
Cash bar

RSVP to Deanne Bonner Simpson by October 26, 2015
dlb@bonnerdisalvo.com

If interested, donations will be accepted by the WLAM-Wayne Region and forwarded to EnoughSAID (Enough Sexual Assault In Detroit). For more information about EnoughSAID, visit: http://enoughsaiddetroit.org/

Dec
16
Wed
Wayne Region Holiday Volunteer Dinner @ Ronald McDonald House
Dec 16 @ 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm

WLAM-Wayne is pleased to host dinner for families that will be staying at the Ronald McDonald House for the holidays.  We are in need of both your time and/or donations to prepare and serve dinner.  Two shifts will be available to volunteer to help cook and serve as listed above.  We are in need of a total of 16 volunteers (8 for each shift).  Even if you are unable to help make dinner, please consider donating an item for dinner preparation!  In addition to the food items needed to prepare dinner, the home is also in need of the following: sugar containers, blankets (queen and twin), bathroom cleaning supplies, and postage stamps.

Please contact Santana Schneider atsantana.schneider@3rdcc.org with any questions and to sign up for a shift and/or donation.

Shift 1: 5:00 PM to 6:15 PM
Shift 2: 6:15 PM to 7:30 PM

See the following flier for more information:
https://gallery.mailchimp.com/2c8aa28486ac39253fe363648/images/6a50d412-2a61-47fb-b6ba-1dc9d20fac03.png

Jan
18
Mon
Polish Your Image Event @ Formula Salon
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WLAM-WAYNE REGION PRESENTS

POLISH YOUR IMAGE

Do you need a new headshot for your business cards or website?  Do you just need a professional portrait of yourself?  Join WLAM-Wayne Region for our first ever Polish Your Image Event.  

When: Monday, January 18, 2016
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Formula Salon
890 S Main St.
Plymouth, MI 48170

The event includes a professional head shot (one image of the participant’s choosing from three photos taken at the shoot), hair and makeup, appetizers, and wine.  Participants will be scheduled in one of three blocks of time for their hair, makeup, and photos between 5:00-6:00 PM, 6:00-7:00 PM, and finally between 7:00-8:00 PM.  Please indicate in your RSVP your preferred time block.

Cost:  There are three options available for purchase.
$55 for photo only;
$ 70 for photo and hair (includes shampoo and blowout, if so desire) or full makeup; OR
$85 for photo, hair, and full makeup

RSVP to Debra Pospiech by January 11, 2016
dnpospiech@hotmail.com

Payment is required in advance and should be mailed to Debra Pospiech.

Wayne Region – Polish Your Image @ Formula Salon
Jan 18 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

WLAM-WAYNE REGION PRESENTS

POLISH YOUR IMAGE 

Do you need a new headshot for your business cards or website?  Do you just need a professional portrait of yourself?  Join WLAM-Wayne Region for our first ever Polish Your Image Event.  

When: Monday, January 18, 2016
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Where: Formula Salon
890 S Main St.
Plymouth, MI 48170

The event includes a professional head shot (one image of the participant’s choosing from three photos taken at the shoot), hair and makeup, appetizers, and wine.  Participants will be scheduled in one of three blocks of time for their hair, makeup, and photos between 5:00-6:00 PM, 6:00-7:00 PM, and finally between 7:00-8:00 PM.  Please indicate in your RSVP your preferred time block.

Cost:  There are three options available for purchase.
$55 for photo only;
$70 for photo and hair (includes shampoo and blowout, if so desire) or full makeup; OR
$85 for photo, hair, and full makeup

RSVP to Debra Pospiech by January 11, 2016
dnpospiech@hotmail.com

Payment is required in advance and should be mailed to Debra Pospiech.

Feb
11
Thu
2016 Winter Wine Down @ The Courthouse Grille
Feb 11 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Annual Winter Wine-Down

Please join us for an evening of wine, camaraderie and networking!  

When:  Thursday, February 11, 2016
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Where:  Courthouse Grille
41661 Plymouth Road, Plymouth, MI 48170 Telephone (734) 453-2002
http://www.courthousegrill.com

The Courthouse Grille is located near downtown Plymouth, on Plymouth Road in between Lilley and Haggerty. Parking is available on site.
Pay by February 5, 2016 to receive a discounted Rate:  Members: $25; Future Members: $30
Or, Join Us the Day of and Pay at the Door:  Members: $30; Future Members: $35

Ticket price includes light appetizers and two drink tickets.

Please note that we will have a special guest! Lindsay Corneille, CFP, Financial Advisor with Morgan Stanley Wealth Management will give a brief presentation regarding smart financial planning and will be available to network and answer questions throughout the evening.

Additional information can be found on the attached flyer:   https://gallery.mailchimp.com/2c8aa28486ac39253fe363648/files/Wine_Down_Flier_2016.pdf

Please contact Jennifer Stallings at Jennifer.Stallings@LCEcorp.com to RSVP or with questions. Pay in advance by mailing a check made payable to WLAM-Wayne by February 5, 2016 to Jennifer Stallings, Little Caesar Enterprises, Inc., 2211 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48201

May
12
Thu
Wayne Region 2016 Annual Luncheon @ Miller Canfield
May 12 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm

As the President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan – Wayne Region, I would like to personally invite you to our 2016 Annual Luncheon on May 12 at Miller Canfield’s beautiful new banquet facility in Detroit.

This year, our panel will be on the topic of Election Law and Voters’ Rights. Our panel will be: Former Senator Carl Levin from the Levin Center; Dean Jocelyn Benson from Wayne State University Law School; Corporation Counsel Melvin “Butch” Hollowell from the City of Detroit; and Judy Karandjeff, President of the League of Women Voters of Michigan.

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Whether you have an interest in Election Law, or it is the primary area of your practice, we hope you join us to hear this fantastic panel.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 • 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

$40 WLAM Members and Non-Members in Advance
$50 at the Door
$30 Special Discount for Law Students

Miller Canfield, 150 West Jefferson, Suite 2500, Detroit

Tickets can be purchased online (with a nominal transaction fee) at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wlam-wayne-region-annual-meeting-tickets-24637395112

Annual Meeting Agenda

11:30 a.m. Check-in and Networking

11:45 a.m. Seated for Lunch

12:15 p.m. Keynote Panel: Dean Jocelyn Benson, Former Senator Carl Levin, Melvin “Butch”

Hollowell, and Judy Karandjeff.

12:45 p.m. Installation of Officers

12:55 p.m. Closing Remarks

Thanks very much, and we hope to see you there!

Space is limited, so please register early. No registrations will be accepted after May 5.

Feb
16
Thu
Annual Winter Wine-Down @ The Courthouse Grille
Feb 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan

Wayne Region

Annual Winter Wine-Down

Please join us for an evening of wine, camaraderie and networking!

 Thursday, February 16, 2017

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

41661 Plymouth Road, Plymouth, MI 48170

Telephone (734) 453-2002

http://courthousegrille.com/

Free parking available on site.

 

Pay on or before February 8, 2017 to Receive a Discounted Rate:

Members: $25

Future Members: $30

Join Us the Day of and Pay at the Door:

(price effective February 9, 2017)

Members: $30

Future Members: $35

Ticket price includes light appetizers and two drink tickets.

We will also be having a special guest joining us! Elizabeth Jolliffe with “Your Benchmark Coach” will be speaking on how to build your individual strengths to take charge of your practice and career. She is a career management and business development coach, who helps motivated lawyers make changes to reach their goals and maximize their potential.

Pay in advance via Eventbrite by clicking here or by mailing a check made payable to WLAM-Wayne on or before February 8, 2017 to:

Kirsten Silwanowicz,​​ Driggers, Schultz & Herbst P.C. 2600 W. Big Beaver Road Suite 550 Troy, MI 48084.

Please contact Kirsten Silwanowicz at ksilwanowicz@driggersschultz.com with any questions.

Mar
9
Thu
Affinity Charity Challenge @ Local Kitchen and Bar
Mar 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Please join the Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne Regions of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan, the Wolverine Bar Association, and the D. Augustus Straker Bar Association for the Affinity Charity Challenge!

Each participating bar association will invite a judge to “sponsor” a signature cocktail. Attendees will “vote” on the best cocktail with cash tips. The judge whose cocktail receives the most tips will win the Challenge! Each judge’s tips will go to the charity of the judge’s choice.

The featured judges and charities are:

Wolverine Bar Association – the Hon. Cylenthia LaToye Miller – The American Heart Association

Keep checking your email and this page to see which judges and charities will be featured.

Tickets:

Members of any of the sponsoring organizations: $50

Non-members: $60

Tickets include appetizers and one drink ticket.

 

Apr
25
Tue
Equal Pay Day @ Michigan State Capitol
Apr 25 all-day

Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 25, 2017. This date symbolizes how far into 2017 women must work to earn what men earned in 2016.

Equal Pay Day was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE) in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men’s and women’s wages.

Learn more about Equal Pay Day

This year, WLAM members will have the opportunity to purchase Equal Pay Day T-Shirts to wear as a show of support for pay equity for women. Pre-orders are due by Monday, April 10th. We will continue to sell T-Shirts after this date, but if you do not meet the pre-order deadline we cannot guarantee you will receive them on time to wear on Equal Pay Day.

T-Shirts will be sold at a discounted price of $15.00 (delivery included) for all pre-orders placed by April 10th. Be sure to place your order on time!

Thank you to our T-Shirt sponsors for helping to keep the cost down:

  • Blanchard & Walker
  • Dickinson Wright
  • Dobrusin Law Firm
  • Gafkay Law
  • Holzman Corkery
  • Kline Legal Group
  • Nichols, Sacks, Slank, Sendelbach & Buiteweg
  • Olsman MacKenzie & Wallace

Sponsorship logos will appear on the back of the shirt, along with the WLAM logo and website address.

Please ensure you provide an accurate address for shipping!

SELECT A SIZE:

 

May
18
Thu
Wayne Region Annual Meeting @ Detroit Athletic Club, Randolph Suites
May 18 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

FROM FLATTERY TO FEAR

Looking at Sexual Harassment in Everyday Life

 Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Wayne Region Annual Meeting

 Thursday, May 18, 2017 • 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

$35 WLAM Members in Advance ($40 at Door)

$45 Non-Members in Advance ($50 at Door)

Detroit Athletic Club, Randolph Suites, 241 Madison St., Detroit, MI 48226

Featuring Special Guest Panel

Join us for networking, drinks, appetizers and an open discussion, led by our panel discussing sexual harassment and its ever present nature in our modern society, including Patricia Nemeth, employment attorney and partner at Nemeth Law PC, Dean Phyllis Crocker, Dean of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, Sheldon J. Stark, Mediator and Arbitrator, and Fawn Montgomery, Washtenaw County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney and Army Veteran. Moderated by Meghan Brennan, Senior Manager of Marketing, Media, and Special Events at The Pope Francis Center.

 Annual Meeting Agenda

5:30 p.m. Check-in and Networking

6:00 p.m. Panel Begins

7:00 p.m. Installation of Officers and Closing Remarks

7:15 p.m. Networking

8:30 p.m. Event Concludes

To register by mail: send the attached registration form and a check made payable to “Women Lawyers Association of Michigan-Wayne” to: Grace Trueman, Dickinson Wright PLLC, 2600 W. Big Beaver Rd., Ste. 300, Troy, MI 48084.