Women Lawyers’ Association

of Greater St. Louis

Judicial Portrait Project

WLA’s Portrait Project was initiated in 2017 as a way to honor our retired female judges.  In 1976, when WLA was formed, there were no female judges on the bench in St. Louis County and City, and thus retirement of female judges is a more recent occurrence.  Because of timing and cost, presently, St. Louis County and City courtrooms features only the portraits of retired male judges.  The absence of women on the walls of the courthouses has been noticed by female attorneys as well as by the women we represent.  Even something as simple as what images hang on the walls of our courtrooms matters to the people who go there to do business or resolve disputes.  Our goal is to commission portraits of retired women judges from St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis and display them in the courtrooms where they served. 

We hope to be able to celebrate the unveiling of a number of first portraits soon with a reception and to continue the tradition as women retire until the courtrooms fairly represent a gender-equal judiciary.  WLA wishes to thank the initial sponsors of the project including Lewis Rice, LLC, the Simon Law Firm, P.C., and the law offices of Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. for their generous monetary support.   

        

 

For more information on this project, please contact admin@wlastl.org.  

Complimentary Professional Headshots | Friday, October 16th | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

WLA wants to help you update your website and/or social media profile(s) with a FREE professional headshot provided by Caren Libby of Image Media, LLC.  This is a special event for WLA Members only!  Due to limited space, appointments are required and walk-ins cannot be accommodated.  Please click here to register through Sign Up Genius.  


WLA November Mentorship Luncheon | Friday, November 6th | Noon - 1:15 PM

Please join the WLA for its November Mentorship Luncheon on Friday November 6, 2020.  The WLA will give priority in registration for this luncheon to its target audience, WLA members who are 36 and under or have been practicing five years or less.  The WLA, in partnership with its Membership/Mentorship Sponsor, Dowd Bennett LLP, will host the meeting on Dowd Bennett’s Zoom account and ensure that attendees receive a $15 gift certificate for food delivery in advance.  The guest speakers will be Mischa Buford Epps, Executive Director of The Missouri Bar and Brocca L. Morrison of the Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Missouri.  Register here


"Virtual Breakfast" to Benefit the Center for Women in Transition | Friday, November 6th | 8:00 AM - 900 AM

For Questions or to RSVP, please contact Althea Respess at 314-880-4464 or arespess@kennedyhuntlaw.com.  

To shop online for donations, visit the Center for Women in Transition's Wish List at Amazon.


Monthly Board Meeting:

3rd Wednesday of Each Month

Noon - 1:30 PM

Contact admin@wlastl.org for location


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The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

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

wla@wlastl.org