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Our CWBA theme for 2020 - 2021 is LEAD BEYOND. What does it mean to Lead Beyond? It means to Lead Beyond the current circumstances. Lead Beyond tradition, beyond your upbringing, and beyond limiting beliefs. Lead Beyond whatever it is that has been holding you back.

For the CWBA, it means to Lead Beyond the challenges of today with a vision that ensures that the CWBA remains strong and that our members stay informed, inspired, connected, and engaged. Click here to read more from our President Miranda Hawkins.

IN MEMORIAM
FORMER COLORADO SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE MARY J. MULLARKEY 1943-2021


MARCH 31, 2021
-- The CWBA is saddened to learn today of the passing 
of Justice Mary Mullarkey, a Colorado legend and a true trailblazer for women in the law.

Former Colorado Supreme Court Chief Justice Mary J. Mullarkey was a longtime, dedicated member of the Colorado Women's Bar Association (CWBA) and our 2002 Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Award Honoree. The CWBA also honored her in 2000 with our Annual Judicial Excellence Award, and in 2008, the CWBA Foundation gave her a "Raising The Bar" Award. She was inducted into the Colorado Women's Hall of Fame in 2012. Justice Mullarkey died today at the age of 77 after years of battling multiple sclerosis.  Read more.


CWBA RESPONSE TO THE RECENT JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT CRISIS 

FEBRUARY 17, 2021 -- The Colorado Women’s Bar Association (CWBA) firmly supports and urges an impartial and thorough investigation of alleged misconduct by numerous judicial officers and employees as described in a memo released by the Colorado Judicial Department. The CWBA’s mission is to promote women in the legal profession and the interests of women generally. The CWBA stands by its members and condemns any sexism or sexual harassment in the legal profession, including misconduct by judicial offers and employees, if such allegations are true.  Click here to read more.  Click here to see the CWBA's focused action areas in response to input from members and legal community stakeholders. 

CWBA PRESIDENT CALLS FOR MEMBERS
TO TAKE A STRONG STAND
AGAINST DISCRIMINATION AND HATRED

MESSAGE REGARDING SUPPORT OF THE ASIAN AMERICAN AND PACIFIC ISLANDER (AAPI) COMMUNITY

MARCH 19, 2021 -- The Colorado Women’s Bar Association stands with entwined arms and hearts in solidarity and support of our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) members and colleagues in the fight for respect, justice, and equality.

We strongly denounce and condemn xenophobia, racism, racialized misogyny, and hate crimes happening in our country. Acts of bias and discrimination toward the AAPI community have increased in response to the coronavirus, have affected AAPI Coloradans from every community including our own legal community, and must stop now.

We call on every one of our members to use your powerful voice, your legal skills, and your knowledge to join the fight to create a fair and just system for ALL.

Take a strong stand against hatred – If you see or hear something, say something. Any discriminatory crimes must be reported. The Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado (APABA) has created an informational handout that provides useful information, resources, and reporting avenues for victims of hate crimes and those who witness such incidents. Please email APABA at apabacares@gmail.com if you have any questions about hate crimes. Be an ally in your workplace, your community, and everywhere you have a voice, and learn about other resources and events in support of the Colorado AAPI Anti-Hate Community.

OUR COMMITMENT TO
DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION

Diversity and inclusion are core values for the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, and we strive to incorporate these values into all aspects of our work including advocacy, communications, workplace environment, vendor selection, hiring, promotion and retention. We appreciate and value ideas that come from a diverse legal environment and want to bring diversity of thought, experience and expertise to everything we do. We believe that an inclusive bar provides an atmosphere that allows all individuals to attain their greatest potential and achieve the greatest benefits for clients.  

On April 14, 2020 and again on March 18, 2021, we joined the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Colorado (APABA), the CBA/DBA, and other diversity bars, in denouncing xenophobia against Asian and Asian American communities in Colorado. 

On May 30, 2020, we shared a message of unity from the Sam Cary Bar Association“In these challenging times, it is more imperative than ever that we come together as a community--to both protect and support each other in our continuing endeavor to improve our collective condition....We stand together to demand justice and accountability...”  - Sam Cary Bar Association Executive Committee

On June 4, 2020 we sent a message of solidarity to our members regarding recent events. This message, "Time To Lead Beyond" from our President Miranda Hawkins, is also posted on our blog The 1891

Click the blog link for resources and ideas for ways you can act now and make a difference.






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