Recognizing the importance of elevating women in the law, the Dobrusin Law Firm, PC is pleased to announce our sponsorship and support of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Foundation’s (WLAMF) annual scholarship program. This marks the inaugural year the firm has participated in the program, and it’s an honor to name Tanya Elzy as the first recipient of the WLAMF Dobrusin Law Firm scholarship.
“We could not be more impressed by Tanya’s academic career, community advocacy, and efforts to empower women. She also distinguishes herself by her passion toward the law, entrepreneurship, and the desire to ultimately give back to the Pontiac community.” said Eric Dobrusin, Founding Shareholder at Dobrusin Law Firm (located in Pontiac). “She certainly sets the bar high for future applicants.”
Hailing from Pontiac, Michigan, Tanya is the first college graduate in her family – an academic goal she has tackled boldly and successfully. After graduating Magna Cum Laude from Cornerstone University, she earned her master’s degree in public administration from Oakland University in 2016. Tanya is on track to graduate from Cooley Law School in 2021. She currently serves as Vice President for the Black Law Student Association (BLSA) at the Auburn Hills campus of Cooley Law school and was a Mock Trial finalist during her first year of Law school.
The Dobrusin Law Firm, alongside 11 other law firms and professional organizations, partnered together to sponsor the WLAMF annual scholarship program, which this year awarded an impressive $42,000 in scholarship money to Michigan’s brightest women law students. “Our organization’s responsibility to women and inclusion in the legal field is not a problem to be solved, but rather it’s an opportunity to be seized,” said Kristen Pursley, WLAMF President and Shareholder at the Dobrusin Law Firm. “Tanya and the other 11 awardees certainly demonstrate that they know how to seize every opportunity in order to excel.” In addition to their superior academic performance at Michigan law schools, all recipients demonstrate leadership and advance performance in important areas of the law, including STEM, social justice, equality, child advocacy, and domestic violence.
Since 1997, the WLAM Foundation has awarded more than $610,500 to 252 women law students.