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.  

Cardinals Watch Party

Wednesday, August 4th | After Work | Sports & Social at Ballpark Village

Not busy after work on August 4th?  Now you are!  Head to Sports & Social at Ballpark Village to connect with fellow WLA members while cheering on the Cards as they take on Atlanta (first pitch is 7:15 PM).  This will be a "BYOM" - Bring Your Own Money - event.  Gather your tribes and hope to see you there.  No RSVP or registration is needed.  Go Cards!


WLA Annual Meeting and President's Party

Thursday, August 5th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM | Olive + Oak 216 West Lockwood, Webster Groves, 63119

WLA's Annual Meeting and President's Party will be held Thursday, August 5th, from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at Olive + Oak in Webster Groves.  The Annual Meeting also serves to ratify the work of the Board over the course of the Bar year.  We invite registered guests to join us for our annual report of the organization, and unbeatable fellowship with your fellow WLA members accompanied by light appetizers and drinks. The event is free to members.  Register here.


Monthly Board Meeting:

Third Wednesday of every month

Noon - 1:30 PM

Contact admin@wlastl.org for location


Save the Dates:

Thursday, September 9th

WLA Installation Gala at the Missouri Botanical Garden's Spink Pavilion

Thursday, September 23rd

WLA Mentorship Panel at Harris-Stowe University

Additional information on these and other events will appear in member emails and in the Events section of our website.  


View our Announcements page for information on other area events.

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NEW ADDRESS - Please update your records.  

The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

PO Box 50056 |St. Louis, MO | 63105

wla@wlastl.org