Calendar of Events

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



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

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

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

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:

Please contact Jennifer Stallings at 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

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.


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:

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.

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

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 with any questions.

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.


Members of any of the sponsoring organizations: $50

Non-members: $60

Tickets include appetizers and one drink ticket.


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!



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


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.

Wayne Planning Meeting @ Local Kitchen & Bar
Jul 27 @ 6:30 pm

The Board is getting together to begin plans for the next year of WLAM Wayne. Any and all members and non-members are welcome to join. We would love to hear any feedback from this past year’s events and great ideas for this year’s events. This is the perfect time to join a committee or volunteer to plan an event.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Corresponding Secretary Kirsten Silwanowicz at

Please email President Grace Trueman at on or before Monday July 24th, 2017 to RSVP.

Local Kitchen & Bar
344 W. 9 Mile Rd
Ferndale, MI 48220

Thursday July 27, 2017, 6:30 p.m.

The Board of WLAM Wayne, Members, Non-Members and anyone else interested in becoming involved in WLAM Wayne.

No Host – visit Local Kitchen’s website here for menu pricing for food and beverages.

Wayne Annual Wine and Garden Party @ The Park Shelton Rooftop
Sep 21 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Please join us for our ninth annual Wine and Garden Party, an evening of wine, food, flowers and beautiful summer weather!

DATE: Thursday, September 21, 2017
TIME: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
LOCATION: The Park Shelton Rooftop
15 E Kirby St, Detroit, MI 48202

Hosted By Judge Mariam Saad Bazzi

It is one of the most relaxed, friendly events of the season with judges, lawyers and law students, wine, hors d’oeuvres & sweets!

Please RSVP by September 14th, 2017 to
Alexandria Casperson at 

Tickets $25 Members, $35 Non-Members
If paying in advance, you can pay via Eventbrite by clicking here
OR you can send your check
(payable to “WLAM – Wayne Region”) to:

Alexandria Casperson
Wayne County Mortgage and
Deed Fraud Unit
400 Monroe Ave., 7th Floor
Detroit, MI 48226


Sponsorship Opportunities:  Please contact Alexandria Casperson if you are interested in sponsoring.

  • Gold Sponsor ($200 and above), recognition in event marketing and 2 free tickets to the event.
  • Silver Sponsor ($50 to $199), recognition in event marketing.
Wayne October Meeting @ Home of Amanda Marler (Tourangeau)
Oct 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Please Join Us for Our October Meeting! Come meet our Board and hear about our goals and plans for this year. We’d love to have your input! 

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
6:00 p.m

Home of Amanda Marler (Tourangeau)
Wayne Region State Representative

(address to be provided upon RSVP)

Please RSVP to Kirsten Silwanowicz at
by 12:00 p.m. on
Wednesday October 11, 2017.