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:

Annual Installation Dinner & Awards Ceremony

Friday, September 6, 2019 | 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Ballroom at the Sheldon

3648 Washington Ave | St. Louis | 63108


Contact: admin@wlastl.org

Register here.  

Diversity Bar Associations' Happy Hour

Thursday, August 29, 2019 | 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Peel Woodfired Pizza & Brewery

208 S. Meramec Avenue | Clayton | 63105


FREE for WLA members!

Contact: omarmalik@gmail.com

Diversity Bar Associations' Night at the Ballpark

Friday, September 13th, 2019 | 7:15 PM

$40 per ticket - members' friends and families welcome

RSVP to wla@wlastl.org

More Events:

Holiday Brunch & Charity Auction

December 7, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Check back here or in future member emails for registration information

Upcoming Board Meetings:

September 21, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Contact admin@wlastl.org for location

View our Announcements page for information on other area events.


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