Julie Fershtman set to speak at awards reception

The Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (WLAM) Foundation is pleased to announce that State Bar of Michigan President Julie Fershtman will make remarks on leadership, and U.S. District Court Judge Victoria A. Roberts will receive the Foundation's Legacy Award during the Annual Awards Reception taking place on Wednesday, March 28.

The WLAM Foundation's Awards Reception is also the occasion to introduce the 2012 Outstanding Women Law Students chosen to receive a total of $25,000 in scholarships to support their education. The awardees were selected on the basis of demonstrated leadership on women's issues, through a competitive process.

This year also marks the WLAM Foundation's 16th year of making awards to deserving women law students. In that time, 195 awardees have received a total of $436,000 in financial support of their law school educations. The foundation's many corporate, law firm and individual donors have given generously to support the WLAMF's educational mission, and many will also attend the March 28th event.

The awards reception takes place at the the Whitney in Detroit from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at a suggested donation of $25 per attendee. The Whitney restaurant is located at 4421 Woodward Avenue in Detroit with valet parking available. The legal community is asked to join the WLAM Foundation by registering for the event by Wednesday, March 21, by contacting Barb at (248) 740-7003 to charge by phone, or charge online by Visa or MasterCard at www.wlamfoundation.org.

The WLAM Foundation's website also offers opportunities to support the scholarship fund as a member of the Dean's List, supporters at levels above $125. Virtually all donations go directly to scholarships, and they are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Visit www. wlamfoundation.org.

Published: Thu, Mar 8, 2012