WELCOME TO THE BLACK WOMEN LAWYERS ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN (BWLAM)
The Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (BWLAM) was founded on July 28, 1992 and incorporated on March 25, 1993 out of necessity to promote reform in the law, to facilitate the administration of justice and to uphold the highest standard of integrity in the legal profession. BWLAM works to accomplish this goal by promoting programs that enhance civic education through law and promotion of scholarship and opportunity for black women at all levels of education.
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
As the incoming President (2021-2023), I would like to welcome you to our website. The Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (BWLAM) is a bar association committed to uplifting Black women lawyers, social justice lawyers, law students, aspiring lawyers and members of the community at large. We endeavor to ensure that there are Black women lawyers in positions of leadership in all facets of society including the judiciary, local, state and national government, minority and majority owned law firms, major corporations and nonprofit organizations. We further strive to work collaboratively with other bar associations in Michigan and the nation at large to ensure justice, equality and fairness for everyone.
BWLAM membership is open to all attorneys, judges and law students, who practice, reside, teach, or attend law school in the State of Michigan. BWLAM has general body meetings every third Sunday of the month from September to June. We are committed to mentoring law students and aspiring attorneys. We have educational programming designed to help our membership enhance their legal and professional skills and/or become aware of issues that are of significance to us and the community at large. We also have educational and social events such as the Harriet Tubman Social Justice Forum, the People’s Law School and the Annual Cocktail Sip Fundraiser.
In the wake of the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and Daunte Wright, we are committed to seeing policies and legislation on the local, state and national level that are put into place to ensure the lives of Black men, women and children are protected in society. We are also committed to seeing policies and legislation that ensures everyone’s right to vote is protected.
We welcome you to join our organization and assist us with our objectives as we continue to lift each other up as we climb and strive for excellence in our profession as Sisters in the Law.
Robyn L. McCoy
BWLAM President 2021-2023
2381 East Stadium Blvd.
Ann Arbor MI 48104
The Black Women Lawyers Association of Michigan (BWLAM) stands in solidarity with our ancestors, our brothers and sisters on the frontlines and those moving in silence in the quest for social justice change.