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"Membership in the CWBA is a statement in support of our women colleagues and helps to keep abreast with issues that affect women, particularly the variety of ways that women practice law."   - The Hon. Jean Dubofsky, former Colorado Supreme Court Justice

"I owe many things to the CWBA: opportunities for leadership, marvelous friends, a pair of used tap shoes, and a couple of major hangovers."   - Marla Williams, Former President and CEO, Community First Foundation; former Executive Director of The Women's Foundation of Colorado; CWBA President, 1991 - 1992

"The CWBA provides camaraderie, synergy and the sharing of ideas and concern. It also serves as a megaphone through which women's voices can be better heard on issues of importance."   - Rebecca Love Kourlis, former Colorado Supreme Court Justice


  • CWBA members are trailblazers who inspire change, appreciate differences and foster a great community.
  • CWBA is the only bar association in Colorado dedicated solely to advancing women AS LEADERS IN THE LAW.
  • CWBA is an ACTIVE organization that provides networking events, professional education opportunities, and community-focused projects for women lawyers with all levels of experience.
  • CWBA is an ISSUES-DRIVEN organization, advocating for and lobbying on behalf of all women in Colorado.
  • CWBA is RESPECTED nationally for its programs and community focus.
  • CWBA is MEMBER-FOCUSED, providing a forum for idea exchange, relationship building and informal mentoring.
  • CWBA is ACTIVELY engaged in decisions to appoint Colorado judges.
  • CWBA is a WELCOMING organization that many members describe as the “best part of being a lawyer.”

  • Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs, at a discount to members, focusing on developing legal skills and topics of special interest to women practitioners.
  • The opportunity to work toward the CWBA's goals by joining one of our committees or develop leadership skills by becoming a CWBA Board member.
  • Courtroom training through participation in the CWBA's Permanent Protection Order Project.
  • Access to The Advocate, the CWBA's quarterly newsletter, which keeps members informed of matters of interest at the state and national levels, and provides members with opportunities for publication.
  • The CWBA hosts events which provide education, networking and social opportunities for its members.
  • Access to the CWBA Listserv, a vibrant forum exclusive to CWBA members for the exchange of information, ideas, and referrals.


The CWBA operates primarily through its committees, offering participation in a variety of areas of interest. Read More >


One of our core values is openness and inclusiveness. To that end, the CWBA is happy to work with anyone who may need financial assistance for membership dues. Please email us at execdir@cwba.org to discuss a scholarship, reduced fee membership, or payment plan.

A limited number of sponsored memberships are also available for those who qualify as New Attorney members (less than one year of practice), thanks to the generosity of some of our members who have prepaid for these memberships. Please email us at execdir@cwba.org to find out how to receive a sponsored membership.

New this year: memberships for law students and paralegal students are FREE! Simply sign up online.

Colorado Women's Bar Association • P.O. Box 1918 • Denver, CO 80201
Telephone (303) 831-1040 • Email: execdir@cwba.org

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