Member Benefits

  • Connection with other women lawyers.
  • Training and support for judicial and leadership positions.
  • Information about WLA events, activities, and projects.
  • Access to regular eNewsletter.
  • Free CLE Series.
  • Discounted registration for events.
  • Opportunities for volunteerism and advocacy relating to women in law and society.
  • Networking, marketing, career support, mentorship and leadership opportunities.

 

Eligibility

WLA's bylaws provide that full membership is open to any person admitted to any state bar.  Associate membership (i.e. full voting rights but not eligible for office) is available to individuals who have graduated from or are enrolled in a school of law or a graduate school of law but who are not licensed to practice law.

Each member is entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote of the members. Amoung other issues, members vote to elect the Board of Directors. 

 

Our Activities

  • Supporting and promoting women laywers and law students in professional endeavors.
  • Addressing gender bias in the legal profession.
  • Endorsing individuals for judicial selection and appointment.
  • Supporting individuals in non-political positions of influence, including judicial commissions and bar leadership.
  • Sponsoring educational and social networking events.
  • Providing scholarships to female law students.
  • Raising financial support and awareness for local charities benefitting women and children.
  • Tracking State legislation impacting women and children. 

Upcoming Events:

WLA CLE Series "Your Role as an Appointed Attorney in St. Louis County Court's Public Defender Wait List Initiative"

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

St. Louis County Circuit Court

Ceremonial Courtroom | Room S01

105 S. Central Avenue | Clayton | 63105

Contact: Ed Hennessy

Register here.

 

WLA February Mentorship Luncheon

Friday, February 28, 2020 | 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Dowd Bennett LLP

7733 Forsyth Boulevard, Suite 1900 | St. Louis (Clayton) | 63105

Contact: Sheena Hamilton

Register here.

 

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

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 | morning and afternoon sessions

In person at Vue17 | 1034 S Brentwood Blvd 17th floor | St. Louis | 63117 | or via Zoom webinar

Panel Presentation of national and local experts moderated by Joan Swartz, Attorney at Law; Missouri CLE Ethics Credit Hours pending approval

Contact: Jennifer Matthew

Register here.

 

Complimentary Professional Headshots

Friday, April 24, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM by appointment only

Members-Only event.  Update your website and social media profile with a FREE professional headshot.

Contact: Ed Hennessy

Register through Sign Up Genius.  


Save the Date(s):

Legislative Update Luncheon | Friday, March 20, 2020

Gather updates on legislative initiatives in the City, County and State as well as tips and advice on running for office

International Women's Day | March 2020 date to be announced

Join WLA and MCBA for a fun shopping event with a philanthropic twist

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.

 

March Board Meeting:

Thursday, March 19, 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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The Women Lawyers' Association of Greater St. Louis

P.O. Box 775512
St. Louis, MO 63177

wla@wlastl.org