About The WLA


The WLA was formed in 1976 by a passionate group of women who were determined to form an organization that would support and promote women lawyers in all of their endeavors. Thirty-nine (39) years later, the WLA continues its mission to advance women in the legal profession, promote diversity, equality and justice within the legal system, and improve the status of women in the community.

Amongst many of its contributions, the WLA gives scholarships to exemplary law students, provides valuable networking opportunities to members, and endorses qualified candidates for judicial positions.


Nominations for the election of Board Members to serve during the 2018 - 2019 year are now being accepted.  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.  Contact WLA President, Amy Gunn, or President Elect, Valerie Craig with any questions or requests for additional information.  Submit your nominations here.  

WLA CLE Series, in conjunction with MATA's Women's Caucus - An Informational Discussion on Human Trafficking

Thursday, June 7th | 4:30 - 6:30 PM

The Residence of Suzy Besnia

23 Brentmoor Park

Clayton, MO 63105


Contact: Ed Hennessy

Register here by June 1st.

'Save the Date' for these upcoming WLA Events:

Sunday, July 15th - WLA Day with the Surge, St. Louis' women's professional basketball team

Thursday, August 16th - WLA President's Party and Annual Meeting

Friday, September 14th - WLA Annual Gala and Board Installation Event


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