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    • October 20, 2019
    • April 30, 2020
    Register

    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 CornerCheck 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. 



    • November 13, 2019
    • 12:00 PM
    • May 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • Park Hyatt Beaver Creek - Avon, CO
    Register

    Sponsorship opportunities are now available for our 2020 Convention, taking place May 15-17, 2020 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Avon, CO. 

    More info: www.cwba.org/convention 


    Convention registration will open March 1, 2020.

    Contact CWBA Executive Director Kim Sporrer at (303 831-1040) or execdir@cwba.org.



    • February 19, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell, 370 Seventeenth St., Floor 45, Denver
    Register

    For more information or to RSVP contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040. 

    • February 20, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Private Residence - Park Hill Neighborhood, Denver

    Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation, to the promotion of women in law, and to the annual scholarships funded by the Foundation at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado.

    Please join us the CWBA Foundation for their complimentary reception to celebrate the Circle of Minerva Members and the New Year!


    • Special Invitation for Circle of Minerva Members Only!
    • Enjoy Good Company and Conversation!
    • Please Bring One Guest Who Might be Interested in Joining the Circle of Minerva
    • This is not a fundraiser — it is a celebration, a small way to thank you for your commitment to the CWBA Foundation and, hopefully, it will attract new members to join the Circle of Minerva.

    This event will be hosted at the home of Justice Melissa Hart. (Address to be provided at a later date)


    Questions regarding the Circle of Minerva Gathering? Please contact:

    Maureen Reidy Witt
    CWBAF Board of Directors
    Holland & Hart LLP

    Jill D. Dorancy
    CWBAF Board of Directors
    Jost Energy Law, P.C.



    • February 24, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Davis Graham & Stubbs, 1550 17th Street, Suite 500, Denver
    Register

    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.



    • February 25, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Via Conference Call
    Register

    This committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month unless there is a necessary schedule change. The February meeting will be a conference call at Noon. Call in to 605-313-5109, 509146*. 

    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. 


    • February 26, 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Polsinelli, 1401 Lawrence St #2300, Denver, CO 80202
    Register

    Please join us for this signature event of the CWBA!  CLE credit will be requested.

    Join Us For A Unique Opportunity To Gain The Insiders' Perspectives On The Judicial Nominating Process

    Colorado needs more women and people of diverse backgrounds on the bench!

    Are you ready?

    Is being on the bench the right fit and next career move for you? 

    Whether you are thinking about applying to the bench next month or in years to come, this program will give you the tools to succeed!

    Join us for a highly informative session to prepare you to not just "get benched" but to "storm the bench" in a big way. 

    Featuring esteemed speakers and breakout discussion leaders on topics including:

    • Keynote Address - Jacki Cooper Melmed, Chief Legal Counsel for Governor Polis
    • Preparing to apply - Chief Judge Emily Anderson & Judge Susan Blanco
    • The application process - Judge Nikea Bland & Judge Rayna Gokli McIntyre
    • Judicial Nominating Commissions - Judge Christina Gomez & Alison Zinn
    • Denver County Court - Judge Adam Espinosa & Kristin Bronson
    • Endorsements and interviewing with the Governor's Office - Justice Melissa Hart
    • District Court Magistrate - Magistrate Echo Ryan & Magistrate Michal Lord-Blegen

    THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSOR

    • February 27, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Blanchard Family Wines, 1855 Blake St #120, Denver, CO 80202
    Register

    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.

    • March 03, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Denver
    Register

    The CWBA Publications Committee typically meets the first Tuesday of each month at Noon unless there are scheduling issues.

    To participate by phone, dial 605-313-5109, passcode 509146#.


    • March 03, 2020
    • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
    • Hall & Evans, 1001 17th Street #300, Denver

    Join us for this program offered in partnership with CDLA and SABA. General Liability CLE 1.5 hours requested. Webinar also available.  

    Equity partners continue to be disproportionately white men. New figures from the National Association of Law Placement show that in 2018, just one in five equity partners were women (19.6%) and only 6.6% were racial/ethnic minorities.

    With these troubling statistics in mind, the Colorado Defense Lawyer’s Association has assembled a distinguished panel to help attorneys explore equity partnership, including strategies to achieve equity partnership, the pros and cons of equity partnership, and the various types of equity partnership arrangements that exist. 

     
    (Registration is through the CDLA.)

    FOR WEBINAR REGISTRATION, CLICK HERE.

    Questions? Contact Bo Donegan, Colorado Defense Lawyers Association 303-263-6466

    • March 03, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Liberati, 2403 Champa St, Denver, CO 80205
    Register

    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.

    • March 09, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Sheridan Ross – 1560 Broadway, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80202
    Register

    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

     


    • March 10, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Hacienda Colorado,1550 Court Place, Denver, CO 80202
    Register
    This committee typically meets the second Tuesday of each month unless there is a necessary schedule change.

    All members welcome to attend!  For more information or to RSVP for this meeting, contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Emma Garrison at (303) 244-1878 or Courtney Wright at (720) 355-6749.


    • March 16, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP,1550 17th Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO
    • 129
    Register

    The CWBA is proud to honor all members of Colorado's judiciary at our Annual Judicial Reception. Please plan to join us. Registration includes appetizers and cocktails.

    With special recognition for the 2020 Recipient of our Judicial Excellence Award:  The Hon. Emily E. Anderson, Chief Judge, 17th Judicial District (Adams and Broomfield Counties). 



    Many thanks to our event sponsor and host: 


    The CWBA is proud to honor all members of Colorado's judiciary at our Annual Judicial Reception. Save the date and plan to attend. 

    With special recognition for the 2016 Recipient of our Judicial Excellence Award. 

    Many thanks to our sponsor and host:

    • March 18, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    For more information or to RSVP contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040. 

    • March 25, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Maggiano's Little Italy, Denver Pavilions, Denver
    • 182
    Register

    Join CWBA Board members and other CWBA members for a fun evening of camaraderie, networking, drinks and hors d’oeuvres. Thank you for your CWBA membership! This members-only event features free admission for CWBA members, door prizes (you could win a CWBA Convention registration), and more. Advance registration only – no on-site registration for this event.



    • March 26, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Holland and Hart, 555 17th Street #3200, Denver

    The CWBA is pleased to co-sponsor the CBA Young Lawyers Division's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) conversations series. Please join us at Holland & Hart for the second of several TED-style Talks over the next year discussing DEI topics pertinent to young lawyer practitioners in Colorado.

    This second TED-Style Talk installation will be on finding mentors and sponsors in the workplace, with Jennifer Jaskolka (Xcel Energy, CO Pledge to Diversity) and Ryann Peyton (CAMP) presenting, with guiding networking discussion led by Spencer Rubin (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner) and Kiki Council (Holland & Hart, Sam Cary BA, CO LGBT BA).

    All are welcome - come learn and grow with us! Light refreshments provided. 

    The event is also sponsored by: Holland & Hart, LLP; Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; Colorado Hispanic Bar Association; Colorado LGBT Bar Association; Sam Cary Bar Association; and South Asian Bar Association of Colorado.

    No cost -- please RSVP.


    For the Webinar option, please register here.


    • April 13, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Sheridan Ross – 1560 Broadway, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80202
    Register

    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

     


    • April 18, 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • RISE Collaborative - Denver

    CWBA 2020-2021 Annual Board of Directors Retreat. Please contact President Elect Miranda Hawkins for more information. 



    • April 21, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    • Chophouse & Brewery, 1735 19th Street, Denver, 80202
    • 101

    The CWBA is proud to once again facilitate our popular special forum for working moms.


    We will address the challenges faced by working moms, including the power of our 
    inner critics to take us off course! Engage in fun, lively discussion and walk away with inspiration and strategies to shift your negative self-talk!

    Great opportunity to network and connect with other moms who are lawyers. 

    Don't miss this popular event -- this event has sold out every year. We moved to a new location this year to allow more people to attend!

    Lunch and a Survival Kit included with registration. 

    • May 11, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • TBD
    Register

    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

     


    • May 11, 2020
    • 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
    • Cap City Tavern, 1247 Bannock St, Denver, CO 80204
    Register

    This committee typically meets quarterly on the third Monday. This month's meeting is one week earlier on Tuesday, February 11.

    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. 



    • September 17, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
    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 is always a memorable one with about 400 attendees gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of our honorees and to thank them for paving the way for other women in Colorado and around the nation. 

    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. 

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

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