About Linda J. Murphy

 

Linda J. Murphy served as WLA president from 1987-1988.  Throughout her life and legal career, Linda was an advocate for the rights of women and minorities.  She was an admired and respected trial attorney known for her work in criminal defense, civil rights and domestic relations.  She taught trial practice in the St. Louis area schools and handled pro bono cases for the ACLU.  In 1999, Linda was awarded the Atticus Finch Award, the highest honor from the Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. Linda’s memory continues to impact and inspire women attorneys and law students dedicated to the rights of women and the advancement of women in the legal profession.

Read about the Linda J. Murphy Scholarship here.  

Read the Linda J. Murphy Scholarship Policy here.

The 2019 application process is now closed.  The 2020 application process will open in February/March 2020.  

Upcoming Events:

January Board Meeting

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact admin@wlastl.org for location

Save the Date(s):

International Women's Day | Sunday, March 8, 2020

Join WLA and MCBA for a fun shopping event with a philanthropic twist

Legislative Update Luncheon | Friday, March 20, 2020

Gather updates on legislative initiatives in the City, County and State as well as tips and advice on running for office

Diversity CLE (co-sponsored with Alaris) | Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Panel Presentation moderated by Joan Swartz, Attorney at Law

WLA Golf Outing | Friday, October 2, 2020

Swing into action to support the Linda J. Murphy Scholarship Fund

Look for more information on these, and other events, here and in upcoming member email blasts. 


View our Announcements page for information on other area events.

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