GUIDELINES ON WLA ENDORSEMENTS

 

1. GOAL: 

Establish general guidelines for considering endorsement of those candidates and/or matters which support and/or uphold the WLA Mission.

2. PROCEDURE:

A. WLA shall use reasonable efforts to communicate to interested parties that it will consider making endorsements.

B. Only those candidates actively seeking WLA endorsement shall be considered.

C. In making its determination on whether or not to endorse, WLA shall take into account factors set forth below. Weight given to any one factor shall be in the sole discretion of the individual Board member.

D. Upon majority vote of a quorum of the board, WLA may endorse one or more candidates, may decline making an endorsement, or may decline taking up the issue of endorsement.

3. FACTORS:

• actively seeks WLA’s endorsement

• is qualified (based upon your definition giving consideration to the points below) -professional skill / ability / intellect -nature / scope / years of experience -temperament / demeanor for the position -impartiality -decisiveness -ethics / integrity -social awareness / community involvement -likelihood of getting appointment

• adopts WLA mission

• is female

• is a WLA member

• any other factor not otherwise specified which may weigh on the decision

4. TYPES:

A. Local, State, and Federal Judiciary

B. Boards, Commissions

C. Issues relevant to WLA

D. All other as determined solely by WLA

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

314-533-9900

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

314-696-2515

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.

 

The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis
P.O. Box 775512
St. Louis, MO 63177

wla@wlastl.org