Endorsements

In furtherance of its mission, WLA, upon approval by the Board, may endorse candidates for judicial positions at such times and for such positions as it deems appropriate. Endorsements are made solely on qualification for the position and in furtherance of our mission.  WLA welcomes and encourages your requests.

CURRENT ENDORSEMENTS

None

 

THE PROCESS

Candidates requesting WLA’s endorsement must complete this application and submit it along with a curriculum vitae or resumé to the members listed on the application.  Applications may be sent by personal delivery, mail, fax, or e-mail. Applicants should call the recipient to confirm receipt.

The Board will consider the nominee’s responses to this application and may, in its discretion, conduct interviews. The weight given any particular factor of the nominee’s application and/or interview rests with the discretion of each voting Board member.

 

Policy for Judicial Endorsements

For counties in the Missouri Plan, WLA will not make any pre-panel endorsements for a judicial position.  A panel candidate’s application for WLA’s endorsement is due 10 days from the date the panel is announced.  When that application period has closed, the Board will post on the WLA website bulletin board the names of those candidates seeking our endorsement.  The Board will then provide its members with a link to our website that allows for comments on any or all of the individuals seeking our endorsement.  The comment period will last10 days or will end 3 days prior to the first panel member’s interview with the Governor’s office, whichever comes first.  The Board welcomes and encourages comments.  Comments will only be kept until such time as the Board finalizes its vote.  The vote, comments, and discussion are confidential.

Once the comment period closes, the Board will deliberate, announce its decision on the website bulletin board, and notify the Governor’s office of WLA’s endorsement.

 

Policy for Judicial Commission Endorsements

Any application for WLA’s endorsement is due at least 30 days prior to the election for judicial commissioner.  Once the application period has closed, the Board will post on the WLA website bulletin board the names of those candidates seeking our endorsement and open a comment period lasting 10 days.  The Board will then provide its members with a link to our website to provide comments.  All comments, discussion and final decision are confidential.  Once the comment period closes, the Board will deliberate and announce its decision on the website bulletin board.

 

INSTRUCTIONS

You may download the Word file (below), complete and email it to the president or another member of the board.

Endorsement Application
(Word Doc, 37k)
WLA Endorsement Application

WLA Board Endorsement Guidelines
(PDF Download, 53k)
WLA Endorsement Policy

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.  

 


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