WLAM meeting to feature local attorneys, Rep.Warren on May 15

WLAM will host its 92nd Annual Meeting, ''Unconscious Gender Bias: What You Don't Know Can Hurt Your Career - A Forum on Pay Equity and Family Responsibilities/Discrimination''on May 15 at the Henry Ford Museum.

Overviews of pay equity and family responsibilities discrimination will be presented. Michigan State Rep. Rebekah Warren will provide the status of legislation. Next, a "how to" session will be conducted, "Positioning Yourself for Increased Compensation and Creative Employment Terms".

"These topics could not be more timely," a spokesperson said. "Equity Pay Day occurred on April 20 and both topics are currently being addressed in state legislation with the support of WLAM's Gender Equity Committee."

Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Marilyn Kelly will participate in the business portion of the meeting and will administer the oath for incoming WLAM officers.

Lysa Postula-Stein of Farmington Hills is the incoming president.

"WLAM will present trial attorney Kathleen Bogas, Law Offices of Kathleen L. Bogas, PLLC, with the 2010 Jean Ledwith King Leadership Award, established by WLAM to recognize and honor a community leader who shows vision, takes risks and holds true to beliefs in the face of vocal opposition. Ms. Bogas is an undisputed leader in civil rights law and a leader of the fight to achieve equality in the workplace."

Overviews of pay equity and family responsibilities discrimination will be presented by attorneys Jennifer Salvatore, Nacht and Associates, PC, and Kathleen L. Bogas, Law Offices of Kathleen L. Bogas, PLLC. Attorney Susan Hartmus, Hiser, Vercrysse Murray and Calzone, PC, will moderate a panel discussion of these issues.

"Positioning Yourself for Increased Compensation and Creative Employment Terms" will be moderated by Elizabeth Jolliffe, Your Benchmark Coach. Panelist will include five attorneys: Margaret "Peggy" Costello, Dykema Gossett, PLLC; Julie Fershtman, Zausmer, Kaufman, August, Caldwell and Tayler, PC; Susan Harmus Hiser; Denice LeVasseur, LeVasseur and LeVasseur, PC; and David Winter, Sommers Schwartz, PC.

Online registration and sponsorship opportunities areavailable athttp://www.womenlawyers.org.

Published: Thu, May 6, 2010

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