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.  

Got a Galentine?

Miss connecting with your lawyer gal pals?  Want a sweet way to tell your friend that you think "she's da bomb" this Galentine's day? 

Introducing WLA's "Happy Galentine's Day" event.  Surprise your favorite Galentine or Galentines with either a surprise delivery of a Hot Cocoa Bomb gift box or a surprise electronic Galentine's Day greeting.  Proceeds from all sales will benefit the WLA Foundation's projects and scholarships.   

Each Hot Cocoa Bomb gift box contains a Galentine's Day greeting along with three individually wrapped hot cocoa bombs crafted by local St. Louis baker, STL Cake Pops.  Gift boxes will be hand delivered on Friday, February 12th.   Hence, this offer is limited to addresses within the St. Louis area.   Boxes are $25 ($20 each if buying more than one box).  Send as many boxes as you'd like and don't forget to treat yourself.  Gift box orders are due February 1, 2021.  

Each electronic Galentine's Day greeting will be sent by the WLA Foundation to the email address provided by you.  Each message is $10.  Electronic message orders are due February 11, 2021.

Recipients of gift boxes and electronic messages will be listed on WLA's web site and mentioned in a special member email. 

Click here to order your gifts.


WLA Zoom Happy Hour and Yoga Coming in February

Start of the new year by enjoying the benefits of yoga and sharing your resolutions with a group of your peers.  WLA will host a 45-minute yoga session suitable for all levels - from curious beginner to seasoned yogi.  Check back here and in future member emails for more details and registration instructions.  


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

PO Box 50056 |St. Louis, MO | 63105

wla@wlastl.org