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

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, 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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NEW ADDRESS - Please update your records.  

The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

PO Box 50056 |St. Louis, MO | 63105

wla@wlastl.org