Member Benefits

  • Connection with other women lawyers.
  • Training and support for judicial and leadership positions.
  • Information about WLA events, activities, and projects.
  • Access to regular eNewsletter.
  • Free CLE Series.
  • Discounted registration for events.
  • Opportunities for volunteerism and advocacy relating to women in law and society.
  • Networking, marketing, career support, mentorship and leadership opportunities.

 

Eligibility

WLA's bylaws provide that full membership is open to any person admitted to any state bar.  Associate membership (i.e. full voting rights but not eligible for office) is available to individuals who have graduated from or are enrolled in a school of law or a graduate school of law but who are not licensed to practice law.

Each member is entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members. Amoung other issues, members vote to elect the Board of Directors. 

 

Our Activities

  • Supporting and promoting women laywers and law students in professional endeavors.
  • Addressing gender bias in the legal profession.
  • Endorsing individuals for judicial selection and appointment.
  • Supporting individuals in non-political positions of influence, including judicial commissions and bar leadership.
  • Sponsoring educational and social networking events.
  • Providing scholarships to female law students.
  • Raising financial support and awareness for local charities benefitting women and children.
  • Tracking State legislation impacting women and children. 

WLA Zoom Happy Hour and Holiday Scavenger Hunt | Thursday, December 10th | 5:30 PM

Dust off your best (or ugliest) holiday sweater and join Debbie Weaver, Shannon Dawson and Jenifer Snow for a jolly good time!  Grab your favorite cocktail and put your running shoes on to find things around your house!  Prizes for best/ugliest sweater and for the winner of the scavenger hunt.  Special thanks to our Happy Hour sponsors, The Law Offices of Joan Swartz and the Dawson Law Firm.  Space is limited to members who will be welcomed on a first-come basis and provided with meeting sign-in information on the day of the event.  Register here.


Holiday Wine Tasting and Raffle | Wednesday, December 16th | 4:30 PM

Who needs a trip to Napa when PRP Wine International can come to you?!  Grab your friends, family or colleague (in your Covid bubble of course) and join Eric Winters (www.STLwineguy.com) from PRP for a fun and educational virtual wine tasting to support the Women Lawyers Association!  PRP Wine represents small, boutique vineyards from around the world and regularly hosts in-person and virtual wine tastings.  These exclusive wines cannot be found in stores, bars or restaurants! 

With your $100 ticket, you will receive 5 bottles (assortment of styles) of wine shipped to your home or office (value of $180 retail) and hours of fun!  Prior to the event, you will receive suggested food pairing and setup details and at the conclusion of the event the wines will be available for purchase.  Proceeds will benefit the WLA Foundation which supports law student scholarships and the Judicial Portrait Project.  Not a fan of wine?  No problem!  Sign up to join us for $10 and donate whatever additional amount you like!

*To ensure timely delivery the week of the event (via UPS with signature required), the deadline for sign-up for the tasting is November 30th.

We are also hosting a raffle during the wine tasting event, no need to be present to win.  Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20.  Raffle items will have a value of at least $100.

Registration is open to all, but is limited.  Sign up now

Special thanks to our event sponsor, Armstrong Teasdale.  Additional sponsorships are also available, please contact Jen Matthew at jmatthew@alaris.us for more information.


Monthly Board Meeting:

Third Wednesday of every month

Noon - 1:30 PM

Contact admin@wlastl.org for location


View our Announcements page for information on other area events.

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The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

P.O. Box 775512
St. Louis, MO 63177

wla@wlastl.org