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. 

Nominations currently being accepted for upcoming Board of Directors elections

WLA is accepting nominations for the election of Board Members to serve during the 2017 - 2018 year.  Elections will be held for the positions of President-Elect, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Board Member at Large.  Nominate a current board member for continued service, a colleague you admire, or yourself if you aspire to become involved in a dynamic organization with an important mission.  Nominations will remain open through May 31.  

Contacts: Current WLA President, Bridget Hoy, or current President Elect, Amy Gunn.  

Submit your nominations here.  


WLA's night at Opera Theatre St. Louis' opening night performance of The Trial

dinner and performance for discounted price of $93

June 4, 2017 | 5:30 PM dinner, 7:00 PM Show

Opera Theatre Stl. Louis

Lorretto-Hilton Center, Terrace Pavilion

130 Edgar Road

Webster Groves, Missouri 63119

Contact: Ed Hennessy

Click here to visit WLA's event page at the Opera Theatre's website.    


WLA CLE Series - Ethics Sampler: From Social Media to Cannibas to Cyber Security to Workplace Behavior, and All Points in Between.

June 8, 2017 | 3:00 PM

Bryan Cave

One Metropolitan Square

211 North Broadway, Suite 3600

St. Louis, Missouri 63102

Contact: Ed Hennessy

Register here.

 

 

 

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

wla@wlastl.org