Bi-MONTHLY MENTORSHIP LUNCHEONS
Every other month, WLA, along with its 2015-2016 Membership/Mentorship Sponsor, Dowd Bennett LLP, hosts group luncheons open to either law students only or WLA members who are 36 and under or have been practicing 5 years or less. These luncheons feature prominent members of the judiciary and/or leaders within the legal community. Since space is limited, each attendee is given a unique opportunity to learn from and network with judges, lawyers and community leaders in a small group setting. For more information, please contact Sheena Hamilton.
Look for our next luncheon announcement in an upcoming member email.
Past Luncheons and Guest Speakers
March 2017 | Kristol Whatley Simms (Corporate Counsel at Ameren Corporation and ACC President) and Christina Lewis Abate (Director of Underwriting at the Bar Plan).
January 2017 | Michelle Nasser and Hannah F. Preston (Dowd Bennett LLP)
November 2016 | Hon. Maura McShane (St. Louis County) and Hon. Kendra Howard (United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)
September 2016 | Hon. Barbara Wallace (St. Louis County) and Amy Collignon Gunn (Attorney at the Simon Law Firm)
July 2016 | Hon. Elizabeth Hogan (City of St. Louis) and Doreen Dodson (Senior Partner at Polsinelli)
January 2016 | Latieke Lyles (In-house Counsel at Macy’s Inc.) and Jessica Scales (Attorney at Sedey Harper)
October 2015 | Countess Price (Associate General Counsel at Monsanto Company) and Sebrina Barrett (Executive Director of The Missouri Bar)
July 2015 | Monica Allen (Associate Vice Chancellor, Deputy General Counsel and Chief Litigation Counsel, Washington University) and Annette Slack (Executive Director of Community Empowerment and Diversity Manager at the St. Louis County Executive's Office)
May 2015 | Dana Tucker (Chief Counsel for the Eastern District of Missouri Attorney General's Office)
April 2015 | Kate Becker (President at SSM St. Mary’s Health Center and SSM Cardinal Glennon)
March 2015 | Hon. Phil Hess (Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District) and Teresa Mayhew Hess (former Human Resources Manager at MO Dept of Mental Health Facility)
February 2015 | Jane Dueker, Esq. (Of Counsel at Stinson Leonard Street specializing in Government Solutions)
January 2015 | Hon. Colleen Dolan (St. Louis County Circuit Judge)
December 2014 | Hon. Angela Turner Quigless (Chief Judge of the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Eastern District)
November 2014 (Innagural Luncheon) | Hon. Catherine D. Perry (Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri) and Catherine Sison, Esq. (Senior Litigation Counsel for Macy's)
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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.
June 8, 2017 | 3:00 PM
One Metropolitan Square
211 North Broadway, Suite 3600
St. Louis, Missouri 63102
Contact: Ed Hennessy