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Our 41st Annual CWBA Convention will take place 
May 18-20, 2018 at The Sebastian - Vail.  Plan now to attend. Registration is now open.


Our 2018 Convention theme is WONDER WOMEN!, in recognition of all the big and small ways women lawyers are superheroes—to their clients and to their communities. Our speakers promise to not only share insights on hot legal topics but also those focused on social justice.

Here are a few of our confirmed speakers and topics:

"Breakfast of Champions" Keynote Address:
Paulette Brown - Paulette was the third African American ABA president and the first African American *woman* ABA president, and she will speak on the importance of having (and being) champions throughout a career.

Distinguished Guest Plenary Address: Dr. Nita Mosby Tyler – Dr. Mosby Tyler is the Chief Catalyst and Founder of The Equity Project, LLC, an organization designed to support organizations and communities in building diversity, equity and inclusion strategies. She will speak about how women and other underrepresented groups can work together to combat implicit and explicit bias in the workplace, the importance of being a good ally (and what being an ally really means), and how to avoid succumbing to “diversity fatigue.”

Other planned sessions include:

  • NITA Program: “Common Pitfalls for Women Advocates: Strategies to Identify and Combat Difficult Scenarios in Negotiation, Deposition, and Trial”
  • “Be A Superhero While Avoiding Kryptonite: Trauma-Informed Legal Services and Avoiding Compassion Fatigue”
  • “Increasing Your Superpowers in Mediation and Negotiations”
  • Our popular Judicial Roundtable
  • Legislative Panel: "Superheroes at Work on Pay Equity"
  • and more!

We anticipate more than 200 attendees, many of whom have their own firms or are leaders at law firms and other organizations around the state.

View our preliminary schedule here.  Additional details coming soon about more of our 2018 Convention speakers.

The CWBA's prestigious Mary Lathrop Award will presented during
the Convention during a reception at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 18, 2018. 
This year's honoree is CWBA Past President and Denver District Attorney Beth McCann.  Read about the history of the award, and see a list of previous recipients here

Convention events:

  • The Annual Mary Lathrop Award ReceptionFriday, May 18 at 6 p.m. in the Ariel Ballroom, The Sebastian - Vail.
  • Early morning Krav Maga self-defense session:  Saturday, May 19 at
    7 a.m.
     in the Vendavel meeting room, The Sebastian - Vail.
  • Fireside chat with this year's Judge In Residence - Saturday, May 19,
    7 - 7:30 a.m.
     in the Sebastian's Library.
  • Sunrise hike:  Sunday, May 20 at 7 - 8:30 a.m. - meet in The Sebastian lobby.
  • Childcare and Family Activities (details coming soon)

Registration Cancellation Policy: Full registration refunds will be made for cancellations received through April 16, 2018. No refunds after April 16, 2018.


Call the Hotel Reservations Department:
866-708-2353; ask for CWBA group code #1089WQ. 

Two-night guest room group rate $153++ per night; one night only rate is $183++.  Deposit required for reservation.
$30 daily resort fee waived.

  • Valet parking service available for a discounted rate of $12 per day per vehicle.
  • 20% discount on all regularly priced Bloom Spa treatments, plus 25% discount on all regularly priced spa retail items. 
  • Dog-friendly hotel rooms optional based on availability.

Special Discounts also negotiated for you at our Partner Overflow Hotels:

Call the Hotel Reservations Department:
(303) 389-3301; must ask for CWBA group rate. 
Garden, Village and Mountain View rooms $175++ per night.  Deposit required for reservation.

Call the Hotel Reservations Department:
(800) 654-8312 or 970-479-5656 or by email at info@sonnenalp.com; request the
CO Women's Bar Association '18 group rate. 

  • Junior Suites $145++ per suite/per night.  Deposit required for reservation.
  • - Discounted $15 nightly resort fee.
    - Discounted $15 per vehicle, per day valet parking.
    - 15% off all spa treatment for registered hotel guests.
    - Golf discount: $100 per golfer, includes golf, cart, range balls, one sleeve of golf balls, and gratuity. 

Must book through Passkey Online Reservations website.
Run of House rooms $119++ per night.
Deluxe/Studio King Rooms: $145++ per night. 
Deposit required for reservation. No daily resort fee.

Call the Hotel Reservations Department:
(800) 859-8242, Option 1; request the
CO Women's Bar Association group rate, or reference the group code VC2WBA. 

Lodge Room $135++ per night. Deluxe Room $155++ per night. Luxury Room $185++ per night.
Deposit required for reservation.
- Daily resort fee waived.
- Discounted $14 per vehicle, per day valet parking.

Interested in sponsoring Convention?

our sponsorship packet with levels and benefits information. 

s usual, we have various sponsorship levels and other marketing opportunities. Sponsorship levels begin as low as $250 for a Friend of the CWBA sponsorship and peak with our Golden Lasso sponsorship at $7,500.

Please contact CWBA Executive Director Kim Sporrer for more details: 303-831-1040, execdir@cwba.org.



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Telephone (303) 831-1040 • Email: execdir@cwba.org

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