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.

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.

 

 

 

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