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.





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.



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

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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