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, including eligibility and selection criteria, here.

Access to the the Linda J. Murphy Scholarship Application is available here.

WLA Happy Hour at Anheuser-Busch Biergarten

Thursday, June 24th | 5:30 - 7:30 PM | 1127 Pestalozzi St.| St. Louis, 63108

Come catch up with your fellow members, welcome new members and meet some of the candidates for the upcoming Board elections.  The event is FREE with an open bar.  RSVPs are requested by clicking here

Special thanks to our event sponsor, Husch Blackwell, LLP


Monthly Board Meeting:

Third Wednesday of every month

Noon - 1:30 PM

Contact admin@wlastl.org for location


Save the Dates:

Thursday, August 5th

WLA Annual Members' Meeting and President's Party

Thursday, September 9th

WLA Installation Gala at the Missouri Botanical Garden

Thursday, September 23rd

WLA Mentorship Panel at Harris-Stowe University

Additional information on these and other events will appear in member emails and in the Events section of our website.  


View our Announcements page for information on other area events.

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PO Box 50056 |St. Louis, MO | 63105

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