ENDORSEMENT POLICY

In furtherance of its mission, WLA, upon approval by the Board, may endorse candidates for judicial positions at such times and for such positions as it deems appropriate. Endorsements are made solely on qualification for the position and in furtherance of our mission.  WLA welcomes and encourages your requests.

The Process

Candidates requesting WLA’s endorsement must complete the online application and submit it along with a curriculum vitae or resumé online.  The Board will consider the nominee’s responses to this application and may, in its discretion, conduct interviews.  The weight given to any particular factor of the nominee’s application and/or interview rests with the discretion of each voting Board member.

Policy for Judicial Endorsements

For counties in the Missouri Plan, WLA will not make any pre-panel endorsements for a judicial position.  A panel candidate’s application for WLA’s endorsement is due 10 days from the date the panel is announced.  When that application period has closed, the Board will post on the WLA website the names of those candidates seeking our endorsement.  The Board will then provide its members with a link to our website that allows for comments on any or all of the individuals seeking our endorsement.  The comment period will last seven (7) days or will end 3 days prior to the first panel member’s interview with the Governor’s office, whichever comes first.  The Board welcomes and encourages comments.  Comments will only be kept until such time as the Board finalizes its vote.  The vote, comments, and discussion are confidential.  Once the comment period closes, the Board will deliberate, announce its decision on the website under Current Endorsements, and notify the Governor’s office of WLA’s endorsement.

Policy for Judicial Commission Endorsements

Any application for WLA’s endorsement is due at least 30 days prior to the election for judicial commissioner.  Once the application period has closed, the Board will post on the WLA website the names of those candidates seeking our endorsement and open a comment period lasting seven (7) days.  The Board will then provide its members with a link to our website to provide comments.  All comments, discussion and final decision are confidential.  Once the comment period closes, the Board will deliberate and announce its decision on the website under Current Endorsements.

WLA Zoom Happy Hour and Holiday Scavenger Hunt | Thursday, December 10th | 5:30 PM

Dust off your best (or ugliest) holiday sweater and join Debbie Weaver, Shannon Dawson and Jenifer Snow for a jolly good time!  Grab your favorite cocktail and put your running shoes on to find things around your house!  Prizes for best/ugliest sweater and for the winner of the scavenger hunt.  Special thanks to our Happy Hour sponsors, The Law Offices of Joan Swartz and the Dawson Law Firm.  Space is limited to members who will be welcomed on a first-come basis and provided with meeting sign-in information on the day of the event.  Register here.


Holiday Wine Tasting and Raffle | Wednesday, December 16th | 4:30 PM

Who needs a trip to Napa when PRP Wine International can come to you?!  Grab your friends, family or colleague (in your Covid bubble of course) and join Eric Winters (www.STLwineguy.com) from PRP for a fun and educational virtual wine tasting to support the Women Lawyers Association!  PRP Wine represents small, boutique vineyards from around the world and regularly hosts in-person and virtual wine tastings.  These exclusive wines cannot be found in stores, bars or restaurants! 

With your $100 ticket, you will receive 5 bottles (assortment of styles) of wine shipped to your home or office (value of $180 retail) and hours of fun!  Prior to the event, you will receive suggested food pairing and setup details and at the conclusion of the event the wines will be available for purchase.  Proceeds will benefit the WLA Foundation which supports law student scholarships and the Judicial Portrait Project.  Not a fan of wine?  No problem!  Sign up to join us for $10 and donate whatever additional amount you like!

*To ensure timely delivery the week of the event (via UPS with signature required), the deadline for sign-up for the tasting is November 30th.

We are also hosting a raffle during the wine tasting event, no need to be present to win.  Raffle tickets are 1 for $5 or 5 for $20.  Raffle items will have a value of at least $100.

Registration is open to all, but is limited.  Sign up now

Special thanks to our event sponsor, Armstrong Teasdale.  Additional sponsorships are also available, please contact Jen Matthew at jmatthew@alaris.us for more information.


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Third Wednesday of every month

Noon - 1:30 PM

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