ABOUT US

OUR MISSION & FOCUS

The CWBA is the largest diversity bar association in Colorado and is one of the biggest and most influential women’s bar associations in the country.  The CWBA even has its own lobbyist to promote the rights of women and children in Colorado.

The CWBA’s mission has remained the same since its inception in 1978: to promote women in the legal profession and the interests of women generally.  The vision of the CWBA's founders has resulted in decades of work promoting gender equality in the legal profession, preserving history, influencing legislation related to women and children, mentoring, granting scholarships for women law students through the CWBA Foundation,  fighting discrimination, influencing the selection of judges, and providing training and education. 


Diversity, Equity and 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.  

ABOUT THE CWBA

We are an organization of women (and men who are our allies) who inspire change, appreciate our differences, and foster a supportive community.

The CWBA is a WELCOMING organization that many members describe as the “best part of being a lawyer.”  We provide countless opportunities to meet with other members, network, and form mentoring relationships, and we hold unique programs for moms, seasoned attorneys, and new attorneys.

The CWBA is an ACTIVE organization that provides networking events, professional education opportunities, and community-focused projects for lawyers and legal professionals with all levels of experience, and engages our members in advocacy to support our mission within the legal community and the legislature.  

The CWBA is a MEMBER-FOCUSED organization that provides a forum to exchange ideas and learn together and aims to advance every one of our members in her career.

The CWBA strives to be an INCLUSIVE organization with a shared culture that promotes the goals of accepting, respecting and valuing differences that include attributes such as age, race, gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender expression, sexual identity, ability, language, family and economic circumstances, geography, and cultural background.


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.


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.

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


GET IN TOUCH

Colorado Women's Bar Association

P.O. Box 1918

Denver, CO 80201

Telephone: (303) 831-1040

Email: execdir@cwba.org



THE ADVOCATE   |   SPRING 2021
VOL. 43, SPECIAL EDITION


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