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.  

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


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The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

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

wla@wlastl.org