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:

WLA CLE Series: Legislative Update Luncheon

This event has been POSTPONED.  Check back here and in future member emails for information on a rescheduled date and time.  
Contact: Ed Hennessy

Diversity CLE | The Time is Now - Best Practices in Driving Diversity and Inclusion in the Legal Profession (co-sponsored with Alaris)

This event has been POSTPONED.  Check back here and in future member emails for information on a rescheduled date and time.  

Alaris will be contacting all registrants.  

Contact: Jennifer Matthew


Complimentary Professional Headshots

This event has been POSTPONED.  All registered participants will be contacted directly when a new date is selected.  Additional members will be able to register through Sign Up Genius when a new date is selected.  

Contact: Ed Hennessy


Save the Date:

WLA Golf Outing | Friday, October 9, 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.

 

April Board Meeting:

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

Contact admin@wlastl.org for location


View our Announcements page for information on other area events.

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St. Louis, MO 63177

wla@wlastl.org