Women Lawyers’ Association

of Greater St. Louis

Judicial Portrait Project

WLA’s Portrait Project was initiated in 2017 as a way to honor our retired female judges.  In 1976, when WLA was formed, there were no female judges on the bench in St. Louis County and City, and thus retirement of female judges is a more recent occurrence.  Because of timing and cost, presently, St. Louis County and City courtrooms features only the portraits of retired male judges.  The absence of women on the walls of the courthouses has been noticed by female attorneys as well as by the women we represent.  Even something as simple as what images hang on the walls of our courtrooms matters to the people who go there to do business or resolve disputes.  Our goal is to commission portraits of retired women judges from St. Louis County and the City of St. Louis and display them in the courtrooms where they served. 

We hope to be able to celebrate the unveiling of a number of first portraits with a reception the Fall of 2018 and to continue the tradition as women retire until the courtrooms fairly represent a gender-equal judiciary.  WLA wishes to thank the initial sponsors of the project including Lewis Rice, LLC, the Simon Law Firm, P.C., and the law offices of Gray, Ritter & Graham, P.C. for their generous monetary support.   

        

 

For more information on this project, please contact Amy Gunn, WLA Past President.  

BOARD OF DIRECTORS ELECTIONS - CALL FOR NOMINATIONS 

During the month of May, WLA will accept nominations for the election of Board Members to serve during the 2019-2020 year.  Nominations will be accepted for the positions of President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Board Member(s) at Large.  Submit your nominations here

Elections will be held from June 17 - 30, 2019.  Check back here for electronic balloting.

Join us for the Annual Installation Dinner and Awards Gala on Friday, September 6, 2019 at the Sheldon Concert Hall, featuring Ann K. Covington, the first woman to serve as a Missouri Supreme Court Justice and Chief Justice.    


Upcoming Board Meetings

May 20, 2019 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

June 17, 2019 | 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Contact admin@wlastl.org for location information.


View our Announcements page for information on other area events.

 

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

wla@wlastl.org