Duly Noted

Women Lawyers Association of Michigan will present awards March 28

The Women Lawyers of Michigan (WLAM)  Foundation announces that State Bar of Michigan President Julie Fershtman will make remarks on leadership, and United States District Judge Victoria A. Roberts will receive the Foundation’s Legacy Award during the Annual Awards Reception 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.

2012 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 event.

The Awards Reception takes place at the The Whitney in Detroit, from 5:30 to 7:30, at a suggested donation of $25 per attendee. The Whitney restaurant is at 4421 Woodward Ave., Detroit; valet parking available (www.thewhitney.com).

Those interested in attending should register by March 21: contact Barb at 248-740-7003 to charge by phone, or charge online by Visa or MasterCard at www.wlamfoundation.org.

That web site also offers opportunities to support the scholarship fund as a member of the Dean’s List, supporters at levels above $125. Virtually all donations, tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law, go directly to scholarships.