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    • January 08, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
    • May 06, 2024
    • 12:00 PM
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    Interested in sponsoring our 2024 Convention?

    We have various sponsorship levels and other marketing opportunities.

    Click here to download our 2024 Sponsorship Packet and the Sponsor Commitment Form. Custom packages are available upon request to help meet your marketing and networking goals -- let's talk about partnership opportunities! 

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

    www.cwba.org/convention 

    • March 02, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Leadville, CO
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    Join us for a family-friendly classic Colorado mountain event!

    The CWBA Mountain Chapter proudly invites you to our neck of the woods on Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. noon for the Leadville Ski Joring and Crystal Carnival.


    We will gather informally and enjoy the winter festivities at the Rocky Mountain General Counsel's office located at 607 Harrison Ave. Leadville, CO 80461.

    Please note that Harrison Avenue will be closed to vehicles and dogs during the event, but there is free public parking on the surrounding streets. We will provide light hors d'oeuvres and warm beverages!

    If you would like to provide a donation to Advocates of Lake County, our chapter will be accepting adult winter clothing and full-sized hygiene products (specifically, there is a need for shampoo and conditioner).

    Feel free to visit the historic Tabor Opera House down the street afterwards for more complimentary hot drinks and treats until 4:00 p.m.

    Questions? Feel free to call or text Karen at (970) 485-2605.

    We look forward to seeing you!

    • March 04, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Town Hall Collaborative, 525 Santa Fe, Denver 80204
    • 32
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    Please join us for this fun membership event at a great new location!

    We are very grateful for your membership and involvement! Join other fellow CWBA members during this celebration held each year during Women's History Month. It is a fun evening of camaraderie, networking, games, libations, and delicious appetizers.

    Town Hall Collaborative is a women-owned community gathering space that features a cocktail-forward bar, events, live music, and monthly studio rentals for artists and like-minded businesses. Its social mission is rooted in supporting and empowering women and other underrepresented groups.

    This event will also offer you a sneak peek of details about our upcoming 47th Annual Convention to be held on May 17-19, 2024, and you could win a free registration for Convention!

    If you are new to the CWBA, think you won't know anyone, or want to make sure you meet some new people, be sure to look for the "Friendly Faces" table. A few of our leaders will be there to greet you.

    Join us for some fun camaraderie and connection with CWBA members! Registration includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and one drink ticket. Plus you could win a free CWBA Convention registration!

    Sponsorship opportunities also available!

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS

    Gold Sponsor: Culhane Meadows 
    Silver Sponsor: EnvisionIT Solutions
    Bronze Sponsor: Rocky Mountain ADR

    • March 11, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
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    The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Monday of the month at Noon. New members always welcome!

    The Public Policy Committee works to promote and protect the interests of women and children. The committee monitors national, state and local legislation; case law; administrative and constitutional developments; and the print and broadcast media as they affect the legal profession and the judiciary and the interests of women and families. It coordinates with the CWBA's lobbyists; makes recommendations to the CWBA Board of Directors regarding whether the CWBA should support or oppose legislation; and organizes an advocacy network of CWBA members who contact legislators, write letters, testify before legislative committees, and draft legislation. The committee also coordinates the amicus activities of the CWBA.

    For more information, contact Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs Sonia Russo and Chelsea Augelli.

    • March 11, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
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    The Convention Committee typically meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month unless there are scheduling conflicts. 

    The Convention Committee plans the CWBA's Annual Convention. Committee duties include selecting the site for the Convention, negotiating the contract for the site and selecting a keynote speaker. The committee also plans the Convention theme, identifies and contacts speakers for Convention programs, solicits sponsors, and coordinates Convention entertainment, and many other logistics and plans. 

    To get involved or learn more, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Megan Downing and Sally Roller.

    • March 12, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
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    This committee typically meets the second Tuesday of each month at Noon unless there is a necessary schedule change. All members welcome to attend at any time!  

    The Membership and Mentorship Committee is the recruiting coordinator, welcome wagon, and social chair of the CWBA! The committee hosts four networking and social events throughout the year, including the annual Membership Appreciation event each Spring. The committee works to promote greater awareness of the CWBA within the legal community and throughout the state to ensure that each new member feels welcome and empowered to get more involved in the organization. This committee also manages CWBA LIFT!, our mentoring program, and works with our law student liaisons to CU and DU law schools to increase ties between women attorneys and law students and keep women in the organization through the transition from law school to practice; supports a series of discussion gatherings on gender bias in the law; and does outreach to seasoned attorney members including legacy leaders and recently retired members to involve them in mentoring.

    For more information, contact Membership and Mentorship Committee Co-Chairs Sara MaeglinSylvia Geiger and Karin Williamson.
    • March 14, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
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    This committee typically meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month at Noon. New members always welcome!

    In order to carry out CWBA’s core values of diversity and inclusion, the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee works to foster a shared culture at the CWBA 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 backgrounds.  Among other initiatives, the Committee works to ensure CWBA has cutting-edge policies and procedures to help check blind spots and implicit biases, assists with recruiting and retention of diverse members, plans training for our Board and membership, and partners with other Committees and outside organizations to ensure we are inclusive in all aspects of our work.

    For more information, please contact our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs Codi Cox and Azra Taslimi.

    • March 20, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • In Person TBD or Remote Option
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    Board members are encouraged to attend in person. Remote attendance option is also available. For more information or for RSVP assistance, contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040. 

    • March 21, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
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    The Programs Committee typically meets at Noon on the third Thursday of each month. 

    The Programs Committee develops and facilitates educational, professional, and community programs to support substantive growth and learning, reflection, and connection among our members and the broader legal community. These programs include CLEs and other topical programs such as our award-winning “Storming” series ("Storming The Bench,” “Storming the Ballot,” and “Storming the Board”); the annual Moms Luncheon; and the annual Holiday Party and Nonprofit Benefit.

    For more information about this committee or the next committee meeting, please contact Programs Committee Chairs Meagan Moodie and Kendria Pearson

    • March 26, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The CWBA Publications and History Committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Noon unless there are scheduling issues. New members always welcome!

    The Zoom link will be included in your RSVP confirmation email.

    Through the CWBA's website, our blog The 1891, the newsletter The Advocate, and social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter), the Publications Committee works to inform members of CWBA activities and projects, spur debate and member activity on issues of special concern to women lawyers and women generally, and recognize the achievements and contributions of women lawyers. This committee also documents the history of Colorado's women lawyers, and maintains and updates the history files of the CWBA.

    For more information, please contact the Committee Co-Chairs: 
    Justine Pierce and Lynn Noesner

    • March 27, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
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    This committee typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Noon. 

    The Professional Advancement Committee works to advance women in the legal profession, and to promote career advancement and recognition for CWBA members. It informs women of and helps them obtain appointments to state and local boards and commissions; nominates CWBA members for various awards; and presents the CWBA's annual Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Award to a woman trailblazer who has substantially impacted the Colorado legal profession.

    Questions? Contact committee Co-Chairs Hon. Christine Washburn and Stephanie Williams

    • April 02, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, 1550 17th Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO
    • 111
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    The CWBA is proud to honor all members of Colorado's judiciary at our Annual Judicial Reception. 

    With special recognition for the recipient of our 2024 Judicial Excellence Award, the Hon. Olympia Z. Fay, Denver County Court. 


    Many thanks to our event sponsor and host:


    • April 04, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • via Zoom
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    Join us for The 1891 Book Club on Thursday, April 4, 2024. Be part of our discussion led by CWBA Publications Committee Member Amy Petri Beard as we read Fair Play - How Sports Shape the Gender Debates by Katie Barnes.

    For decades women have been playing competitive sports, thanks in large part to the protective cover of Title IX. Since the passage of that law, the number of women participating in sports and the level of competition in high school and college and professionally, has risen dramatically. In Fair Play, award-winning journalist Katie Barnes traces the evolution of women’s sports as a pastime and a political arena where equality and fairness have been fought over for generations.

    As attitudes toward gender have shifted to embrace more fluidity in recent decades, sex continues to be viewed as a static binary that is easily determined: male or female. It is on the very idea of static sex that we have built an entire sporting apparatus. Now that foundation is being hotly debated as a result of intense culture wars. Many transgender and intersex athletes, including a South African runner, a wrestler in Texas, a Connecticut track star, and a swimmer at the University of Pennsylvania, have captured the attention of law and policymakers who want to decide how and when they compete. Women’s sports, since their inception, have been seen as a separate class of competition that requires protection and rules for entry. But what are those rules and who gets to make them? Fair Play looks at all sides of the issue and presents a reasoned and much-needed solution that seeks to preserve opportunities for all going forward.

    • April 05, 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • via Zoom
    • 99
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    Set your coffee makers for 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 5, 2024, ffor the next session of On What Grounds? A Virtual Leadership Café. Join CWBA President Elect Carime Lee and fellow CWBA members for coffee, connection, community, and career leadership lessons. 

    On What Grounds? A Virtual Leadership Café invites authentic connection with your fellow CWBA members and leaders. We will chat about what is REALLY on your mind right now, and we will be there to support you, in both your personal and professional goals. “See” you there!

    • April 08, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Monday of the month at Noon. New members always welcome!

    The Public Policy Committee works to promote and protect the interests of women and children. The committee monitors national, state and local legislation; case law; administrative and constitutional developments; and the print and broadcast media as they affect the legal profession and the judiciary and the interests of women and families. It coordinates with the CWBA's lobbyists; makes recommendations to the CWBA Board of Directors regarding whether the CWBA should support or oppose legislation; and organizes an advocacy network of CWBA members who contact legislators, write letters, testify before legislative committees, and draft legislation. The committee also coordinates the amicus activities of the CWBA.

    For more information, contact Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs Sonia Russo and Chelsea Augelli.

    • April 08, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    The Convention Committee typically meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month unless there are scheduling conflicts. 

    The Convention Committee plans the CWBA's Annual Convention. Committee duties include selecting the site for the Convention, negotiating the contract for the site and selecting a keynote speaker. The committee also plans the Convention theme, identifies and contacts speakers for Convention programs, solicits sponsors, and coordinates Convention entertainment, and many other logistics and plans. 

    To get involved or learn more, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Megan Downing and Sally Roller.

    • April 09, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    This committee typically meets the second Tuesday of each month at Noon unless there is a necessary schedule change. All members welcome to attend at any time!  

    The Membership and Mentorship Committee is the recruiting coordinator, welcome wagon, and social chair of the CWBA! The committee hosts four networking and social events throughout the year, including the annual Membership Appreciation event each Spring. The committee works to promote greater awareness of the CWBA within the legal community and throughout the state to ensure that each new member feels welcome and empowered to get more involved in the organization. This committee also manages CWBA LIFT!, our mentoring program, and works with our law student liaisons to CU and DU law schools to increase ties between women attorneys and law students and keep women in the organization through the transition from law school to practice; supports a series of discussion gatherings on gender bias in the law; and does outreach to seasoned attorney members including legacy leaders and recently retired members to involve them in mentoring.

    For more information, contact Membership and Mentorship Committee Co-Chairs Sara MaeglinSylvia Geiger and Karin Williamson.
    • April 09, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Lady Justice Brewing's NEW LOCATION at 3242 S Acoma, Denver
    Register
    Hybrid Virtual and In-Person Event at Lady Justice Brewing Company's new location! 

    Are you looking to transition away from your legal career? Are you interested in what types of alternative careers exist for lawyers?

    Join us for a panel discussion with five incredible women who have followed diverse paths to reach top leadership positions in different sectors outside of their legal careers. The panel will focus on the paths each of these women took to reach their current positions and lessons each learned along the way.

    Two CLE credits requested. 

    • April 11, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    This committee typically meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month at Noon. New members always welcome!

    In order to carry out CWBA’s core values of diversity and inclusion, the Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee works to foster a shared culture at the CWBA 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 backgrounds.  Among other initiatives, the Committee works to ensure CWBA has cutting-edge policies and procedures to help check blind spots and implicit biases, assists with recruiting and retention of diverse members, plans training for our Board and membership, and partners with other Committees and outside organizations to ensure we are inclusive in all aspects of our work.

    For more information, please contact our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs Codi Cox and Azra Taslimi.

    • April 18, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The Programs Committee typically meets at Noon on the third Thursday of each month. 

    The Programs Committee develops and facilitates educational, professional, and community programs to support substantive growth and learning, reflection, and connection among our members and the broader legal community. These programs include CLEs and other topical programs such as our award-winning “Storming” series ("Storming The Bench,” “Storming the Ballot,” and “Storming the Board”); the annual Moms Luncheon; and the annual Holiday Party and Nonprofit Benefit.

    For more information about this committee or the next committee meeting, please contact Programs Committee Chairs Meagan Moodie and Kendria Pearson

    • April 23, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The CWBA Publications and History Committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Noon unless there are scheduling issues. New members always welcome!

    The Zoom link will be included in your RSVP confirmation email.

    Through the CWBA's website, our blog The 1891, the newsletter The Advocate, and social media (Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter), the Publications Committee works to inform members of CWBA activities and projects, spur debate and member activity on issues of special concern to women lawyers and women generally, and recognize the achievements and contributions of women lawyers. This committee also documents the history of Colorado's women lawyers, and maintains and updates the history files of the CWBA.

    For more information, please contact the Committee Co-Chairs: 
    Justine Pierce and Lynn Noesner

    • April 24, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    This committee typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Noon. 

    The Professional Advancement Committee works to advance women in the legal profession, and to promote career advancement and recognition for CWBA members. It informs women of and helps them obtain appointments to state and local boards and commissions; nominates CWBA members for various awards; and presents the CWBA's annual Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Award to a woman trailblazer who has substantially impacted the Colorado legal profession.

    Questions? Contact committee Co-Chairs Hon. Christine Washburn and Stephanie Williams

    • May 13, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    The Convention Committee typically meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month unless there are scheduling conflicts. 

    The Convention Committee plans the CWBA's Annual Convention. Committee duties include selecting the site for the Convention, negotiating the contract for the site and selecting a keynote speaker. The committee also plans the Convention theme, identifies and contacts speakers for Convention programs, solicits sponsors, and coordinates Convention entertainment, and many other logistics and plans. 

    To get involved or learn more, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Megan Downing and Sally Roller.

    • May 17, 2024
    • 2:00 PM
    • May 19, 2024
    • 11:00 AM
    • TBD

    Please save the dates and plan now to join us May 17-19, 2024,  for the CWBA's 47th Annual Convention!

    Visit the Convention webpage for news and updates. If you are on Facebook, join our Convention group page for regular updates and features! 

    Questions? Please contact Executive Director Kim Sporrer at execdir@cwba.org.


    • September 12, 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD

    Each year the CWBA Foundation honors women lawyers who have made a difference in our communities and have "raised the bar" for all of us. The evening promises to be memorable, with attendees gathering in person to celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees and thank them for paving the way for other women in Colorado and around the nation. 

    For more information, please visit  http://cwbafoundation.org/Raising-the-Bar

    The CWBA Foundation was founded in 1988 to implement the charitable and educational work of the CWBA, to promote the advancement of women in the law, and to protect and promote the welfare of all women. 

    • December 05, 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Chambers Grant Salon at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Denver
    • 320

    Save the date and plan now to join us at our wonderful Annual Holiday Celebration at a beautiful venue - the Chambers Grant Salon at the Ellie!

    We look forward to having you join us to celebrate the holiday season. We will share the holiday spirit with friends and colleagues while enjoying festive appetizers, hot and cold drinks (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic options), our Jingle Juice signature cocktail, and dessert creations from the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group.

    We will also introduce our 2025 Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Award Honoree!

    We invite you to share in our warm-hearted giving to our charity partners. 

    Sponsorship opportunities are available. Contact Kim Sporrer, CWBA Executive Director, at execdir@cwba.org.


    Join us for lots of holiday cheer and warm-hearted giving to our charity partners!

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Telephone: (303) 831-1040

Email: execdir@cwba.org



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VOL. 45, SPECIAL EDITION


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