WLAM Announces Awards, 2014 Honorees

WLAM has listed the honor as follows:

Pioneer of Self-Determination for Women and Girls
Presented in commendation for visionary leadership in the face of opposition and outstanding efforts toward the advancement of women and the legal profession.

2014 Recipient: Dawn Van Hoek
Ms. Van Hoek is President of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation where she has aided in supporting the education of women who show leadership in advancing the position of women in society. Dawn Van Hoek is Director of the State Appellate Defender Office, Michigan’s only state-funded public defense agency, with offices in Detroit and Lansing. Twice recognized by Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of the state’s most influential lawyers, Ms. Van Hoek has chaired the State Bar of Michigan’s Representative Assembly, and Attorney Discipline Board hearing panels. She is a past president of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. Ms. Van Hoek currently serves on the Boards of the Michigan Campaign for Justice, the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, and Wayne County’s Criminal Advocacy Program.

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