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Miller Canfield Lawyer Dawn Schluter Appointed Chair of Women of Miller Canfield

September 9, 2013

The law firm of Miller Canfield announces that Dawn M. Schluter, a principal in the Troy, Mich. office and leader of the Personal Services Group, has been appointed chair of Women of Miller Canfield, the firm’s internal standing committee of women lawyers.

Women of Miller Canfield is committed to helping Miller Canfield attract, retain, develop and advance women lawyers, through strengthened internal professional relationships, education, strategic business networking and practice development initiatives and leadership development.

In 2012, women made up about 31 percent of all lawyers in the U.S., according to Catalyst Quick Take: Women in Law in the U.S. New York: Catalyst, 2013.  In law firms throughout the country and particularly at the largest law firms in the U.S., women are significantly underrepresented and this under-representation is particularly noticeable at both the partnership level and in the leadership ranks. 

“I have been at Miller Canfield for 25 years," Schluter said. "I have had the opportunity to practice with lawyers who were greatly committed to and invested in my professional success.  It is the goal of Women of Miller Canfield to share the wealth of that type of commitment and investment with all the women lawyers at Miller Canfield.  The success of women lawyers is important.  It is important to each of us individually.  It is important to our clients and it is important to us as a firm.”

Schluter has extensive experience in estate planning, wealth transfer planning, taxes, and family law matters. She received her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School and her B.A. from Kalamazoo College.