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.  

CLE | The Righting Reflex - Stress Management and Well-Being | Thursday, May 6th | 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM via Zoom

WLA, together with other regional Bar Associations, invites you to an upcoming CLE designed to help you develop effective tools to balance the high demands of the legal profession with your own mental health and well-being.

Proceeds from the event’s registration fees will be donated to the Missouri Lawyers’ Assistance Program (MOLAP).  As a co-sponsor, WLA has made a donation to MOLAP on behalf of its members.  

See below for additional program details, available CLE credits and registration information.  A downloadable copy of the event flyer is available here.  

 


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

PO Box 50056 |St. Louis, MO | 63105

wla@wlastl.org