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. 

WLA Annual Meeting and President's Party

Thursday, August 13th |5:30  - 7:00 PM

South Pavilion at Clayton's Shaw Park

The Annual Meeting serves to ratify the work of the Board over the course of the year.  Due to recent County health guidelines, the number of allowable in-person attendees has been limited.  We invite those already registered to come out and join us.  For those not yet registered, we are offering a Zoom window to the event.  Click here to register for the Zoom meeting and login information will be sent to you.  Registration for the event is free.  We look forward to "seeing" you there.


WLA Zoom "Mixology" Happy Hour

Thursday, September 10th | 5:30 - 6:30 PM

Please join the WLA for its  September Zoom Happy Hour on Thursday, September 10, from 5:30 - 6:30 PM.  Join host and WLA Board member Ida Shafaie to share mocktail and cocktail recipes that have provided comfort over the last five months of quarantine.  Guests will be sent featured recipes in advance and are encouraged to share a recipe or two with the group.  The event is free and space is limited.  Registration is on a first-come basis and attendees will be provided with meeting sign-in information prior to the event.  Register here.


WLA Zoom Mentorship Luncheon

Thursday, August 27th | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Please join the WLA for its May Mentorship Luncheon focused on “The Virtual Practice of Law”.  The WLA will give priority in registration for this luncheon to its target audience, WLA members who are 36 and under or have been practicing five years or less.  The WLA, in partnership with its Membership/Mentorship Sponsor, Dowd Bennett LLP, will host the meeting on Dowd Bennett’s Zoom account and ensure that attendees receive a $15 gift certificate for food delivery in advance.  The guest speakers will be the Honorable Ellen Dunne of the 21st Judicial Circuit Court and Erica Blume Slater of The Simon Law Firm.  Register here.  


WLA CLE Series - 2020 Zoom Legislative Update

Friday, September 11th | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Please join WLA for its upcoming Legislative Update CLE.  Gain insights and tips on "running for public office" and hear legislative updates/priorities from elected officials from the Missouri State Senate, St. Louis County Council, and the City of St. Louis' Board of Alderman.  

Panelists Include:

We look forward to an informative and insightful discussion over our Zoom platform.  1.5 CLE hours are pending approval for this session.  Registration is FREE for members and $10 for non-members.  Register here.  


Save the Date:

WLA Annual Installation & Awards Ceremony

Thursday, September 24th | 5:00 - 7:00 PM

Enterprise Holdings Pavilion at Clayton's Shaw Park

Join your fellow members as they welcome the 2020-2021 Board of Directors and honor our recently appointed women judges, scholarship awardees and President's Award recipient.     

WLA is committed to the health and safety of its members and guests.  Every effort will be made to provide a safe meeting environment.  Future health and safety concerns and directives may result in this event being moved to a virtual platform. 


Monthly Board Meeting:

3rd Thursday of Each Month

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