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What Does It Mean to Take The Pledge?
All you have to do is pledge to do one hour of pro bono work (October 21 - April 30, 2020). We are even supplying you with all different ways you can do pro bono work for a whole host of different organizations with our Pro Bono Corner! Check it out now.
How Do I Fulfill My Pledge?
It's simple! There are two primary ways to fulfill your Pro Bono Pledge: share your time and talent (60 minutes) or your money (donate the cost of one billable hour). Once you have completed your one hour, fill out the Pledge Completion Form and you are done. Told you we were making this easy!
If you have any questions about taking the Pro Bono Pledge or about pro bono opportunities customized just for you, feel free to contact CWBA Legal Services Co-Chairs Judge Adam Espinosa at (720) 337-0831 or Kate Russell at (303) 866-9323.
The CWBA is thrilled to co-sponsor the CBA Young Lawyers Division's rebooted Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) conversations series. Please join us at Holland & Hart for the first of several TED-style Talks over the next year discussing DEI topics pertinent to young lawyer practitioners in Colorado. The first TED-style talk will share with attendees practical advice for beginning conversations about DEI awareness and initiatives in their legal workplaces.
All are welcome - come learn and grow with us! Light refreshments provided.
Our young lawyer TED speakers/panelists are Sonia Anderson(Husch Blackwell), CWBA Board Member Jennifer Carty (Colorado Attorney General's Office), Kiki Council (Holland & Hart), and Ramona Karpouzos (The Noble Law Firm). Our young lawyer moderators will be Maral Arjomandi (Dworkin, Chambers, Williams, York, Benson & Evans) and Spencer Rubin (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner).
The event is also sponsored by: Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Colorado LGBT Bar Association, Holland & Hart, LLP, Sam Cary Bar Association, and South Asian Bar Association of Colorado.
No cost -- please RSVP.
For the Webinar option, please register here.
This committee typically meets quarterly on the third Monday. For more information or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact our Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs Magistrate Melina Hernandez at (720) 865-9415 or Ruchi Kapoor at (303) 731-8770.
This committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month unless there is a necessary schedule change.
For more information or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Legal Services Committee Co-Chairs Judge Adam Espinosa at (720) 337-0831 or Kate Russell at (303) 866-9323.
This committee typically meets on the fourth Thursday of each month unless there are scheduling conflicts. For more information about this committee or to RSVP, contact Professional Advancement Committee Co-Chairs Jessie Pellant and Hannah Proff.
Interested in serving on the CWBA Board of Directors?Learn more at our Board Leadership Information Session
Are YOU ready to lead? Serving as a committee chair or other leadership role on the CWBA Board of Directors offers a great way to promote the CWBA's mission, which is to advance the interests of women in the legal profession and women and children generally. Board service also provides an excellent opportunity to enhance leadership skills and to meet and work alongside other incredible professionals.
We encourage you to attend our Board Leadership Information Session on Friday, November 22 at Noon either via webinar or in person to learn more about serving on the CWBA's Board of Directors.
The application and nomination process for the 2020 - 2021 Board opens December 1, 2019 with applications due December 31, 2019.
The Programs Committee typically meets at 5:30 p.m. on the fourth Monday of each month. For more information about this committee or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Programs Committee Chairs Almira Moronne or Hannah Westmont.
Join us to celebrate the holiday season, enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and share holiday spirit with friends and colleagues. Registration opens November 1.
As always, CWBA members attend for free. Non-members and guests welcome: please register for $30.
Each year we choose a holiday party nonprofit partner - to be announced soon! We will collect monetary contributions for the organization at the holiday party.
Many thanks to Haddon, Morgan & Foreman for hosting us again this year at their lovely mansion.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS
Bar Host: Mansorian Law Group
Platinum Sponsor: Fortis Private Bank
Gold Sponsors: Barr ADR, US Legal Support/Hunter+Geist Inc. In-Kind Sponsor: Rosalie Chamberlain Consulting & Coaching
Are you a member of the CWBA's Public Policy Committee or interested in joining it? On December 9, 2019, the CWBA and our lobbyists from Aponte & Busam will host a volunteer information workshop. We will also look-ahead at the upcoming 2020 Legislative session and areas of anticipated engagement. We will also provide general background on how bills become law and outline ways in which you can be involved in the Public Policy Committee’s efforts during the session.
The session is free -- please RSVP. Bring your own lunch.
Call-in details will be provided for those who wish to connect remotely.
The Convention Committee typically meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month unless there are scheduling conflicts.
To get involved or to RSVP for this meeting, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Megan Garnett or Bethany Gorlin.
This committee typically meets the first Tuesday of each month. For more information about this committee or to RSVP, contact Mentorship Committee Co-Chairs Leila Hock at (504) 669-5279 or Kelli Riley at (970) 331-0927.
Plan now to join us for our Second Annual CWBA LIFT Speed Mentoring Event. Celebrate National Mentoring Month and learn more about getting involved in our CWBA LIFT Mentorship Program by joining us for a Speed Mentoring Event on January 16, 2020.
Note: This registration form is for the CWBA's LIFT Mentorship Kick-off Party. You should attend if you are interested in being a CWBA LIFT mentor or mentee from February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021. If you are interested in the mentorship program, but unable to attend the kick-off, please visit the CAMP Website and find the Colorado Women's Bar Association partnership program to learn more and apply. Also please email Leila Hock and let her know if you'd like to be a mentor, mentee, or both!
The event will feature a keynote talk followed by the opportunity to join small groups of mentors and mentees for brief conversations facilitated by "Rockstar Mentors."
The evening will feature opportunities to network over wine, beer, and hors d'oeuvres, with plenty of time to complete your 2020 CWBA LIFT Program application.
Can't attend our Speed Networking Event, but still interested in mentorship? Email Leila Hock and let her know if you'd like to be a mentor, mentee, or both! Also please visit the CAMP Website and find the Colorado Women's Bar Association partnership program to learn more and apply.
Save the date for this fun networking opportunity with C-Suite leaders.
The CWBA, Colorado Legal Services, and Project Safeguard present this valuable day of training to learn about the Permanent Protection Orders (PPO) process. CLE credits requested.
Participants will earn CLE credits and have the opportunity to gain courtroom experience and make a difference by volunteering for pro bono cases at PPO hearings.
Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks provided.
Colorado Women's Bar Association • P.O. Box 1918 • Denver, CO 80201Telephone (303) 831-1040 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org