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Upcoming events

    • July 26, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
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    The Programs Committee typically meets at Noon on the fourth Monday 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 to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Programs Committee Chairs Reagan Larkin and Rebekah Watada




    • July 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Zoom
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    This committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Noon unless there is a necessary schedule change. 

    The Legal Services Committee oversees projects to help members perform public service and pro bono work and to increase access to justice. Representative projects include a partnership with Colorado Legal Services and Project Safeguard which trains attorneys to represent victims Permanent Protection Order proceedings; and, a partnership with the Colorado Lawyers Committee and the Denver Bar Association to provide attorneys and Spanish interpreters at Legal Nights at Centro San Juan Diego. Finally, this committee typically hosts an annual fundraiser for a legal nonprofit.

    For more information or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Legal Services Committee Co-Chairs Hannah Proff & Deborah Yim.

    • July 31, 2021
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Private Residence (directions provided upon registration)
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    Join the CWBA Mountain Chapter for a fun day of
    Chillin' at the Ranch on July 31!


    Come join the CWBA Mountain Chapter to spend a relaxing day away from it all and surrounded by pristine nature. Bring the whole family and enjoy the day with your CWBA colleagues at a remote ranch in the mountains surrounding Vail. The ranch has a pond or two that you can use your own Stand Up Paddle Board or bring your fly rod and fly fish, take a hike, or just sit back and relax.

    There will be food provided to grill including Brats, burgers, and chicken, and a few side dishes will be provided. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome! Just bring your family and friends and whatever you want to sip on or additional snack and food items.

    The ranch is near Piney River Ranch, and we are the gracious guests of one of our Mountain Chapter members. There are limited services at the ranch, as it is mostly off grid. Once you RSVP, more specific directions will be sent to you in your registration confirmation email. Come join us at 11 a.m. until the rain comes or 5 p.m., whichever comes first.

    CWBA Mountain Chapter Board

    Karen McCarthy, Kristen Tarrin, Tessa DeVault, Hon. Paul Dunkelman, and Courtney Holm

    Please download and sign the event registration release form and bring it with you to the event. 

    • August 03, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
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    The CWBA Publications Committee typically meets the first Tuesday of each month at Noon unless there are scheduling issues. New members always welcome!

    We will email the online webinar access info to all who RSVP. 

    Through the CWBA's website, our blog The 1891, the newsletter The Advocate, and social media (Facebook, LinkedIn 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.

    For more information, please contact the Committee Co-Chairs: 
    Carime Lee and Justine Pierce




    • August 05, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom meeting
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    Join us for The 1891 Book Club in August! The next book club's read will be Appealing for Justice: One Lawyer, Four Decades and the Landmark Gay Rights Case: Romer v. Evans by Susan Berry Casey


    Hon. Jean Eberhart Dubofsky came of age when trouble was around every corner, fueled by one grave injustice or another. Appealing For Justice is the story of how this shy, unknown, and unheralded woman found her place at the table again and again, then led the way, broke down barriers and helped shape the direction and flow of history. At almost every step, Justice Jean Dubofsky’s story mirrors, reflects, or reveals the depth of the injustice, discrimination, and inequality that lay hidden just beneath the surface of the country we thought ourselves to be.

    • August 06, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
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    The CWBA is excited to kick off Season 2 of On What Grounds? A Live Virtual Leadership Café!


    On the first Friday of every month, Miranda Hawkins, CWBA Immediate Past President, will continue to facilitate lively interviews and group discussions on topics that are top of mind for all of us. Set your coffee makers (or iced coffee makers) for August 6th from 8:30-9:30 a.m.


    At this next Café, we will spend time with CWBA President Gina Glockner and CWBA President-Elect Kathryn Starnella. This is an opportunity to get to know them both a bit more personally.

    The remainder of the Café will be dedicated to hearing from you about what is happening in your world right now. We want to know what top-of-mind topics (both personal and professional) you want to hear more about throughout the year.

    How are you adjusting to the new hybrid work model? Are you facing back-to-school challenges? How are you feeling about interacting with people again? What is really on your mind right now?

    We want to hear your BOLD VOICES on these issues and others. We will conduct a live poll to gather your topic suggestions. This is a unique opportunity to co-create On What Grounds programming by letting us know what is important to you and how the CWBA can support you with both your personal and professional goals. Attend this next Café, and make sure your BOLD VOICE is heard!

    Join us on August 6th from 8:30-9:30 a.m. to help us launch Season 2 of On What Grounds? A Live Virtual Leadership Café that invites authentic connection with your fellow CWBA members and leaders. “See” you there!

    • August 09, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • TBD
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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. 

    To get involved or learn more, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Hermine Kallman and Kendria Pearson.

    • August 10, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • 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 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 also 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.

    For more information, contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Bethany Gorlin and Judge Jaclyn Brown.
    • August 10, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online
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    This committee typically meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

    The Mentorship Committee manages CWBA Lift, our mentoring program. The committee also 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 about this committee, contact Mentorship Committee Co-Chairs Whitney Travis Kelly and Meagan Moodie.  

    • August 11, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
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    This committee typically meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. 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 & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs Jennifer Guzman and Beth Robinson.

    • August 12, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
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    The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. 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 Alison Connaughty and Laura Wolf

    • August 18, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

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

    • August 19, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online
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    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. unless there are scheduling conflicts.  Please RSVP. 

    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 Andrea Bronson and Veronique Van Gheem.

    • August 20, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
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    REGISTER NOW FOR OUR AUGUST 20
    "CONVENTION EXTENSION" DARE TO LEAD™ WORKSHOP! 


    If you enjoyed GG Johnston's "Courageous Leadership - A Dare To Lead™ Experience program during Convention, do not miss the very special "Convention Extension" workshop she is presenting for us on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek!


    This live, full-day workshop (6 hours) in Beaver Creek, CO will take a deeper dive into the Dare to Lead™ research. We will focus on developing courage-building skills, including experiential learning and activities based on Dr. Brené Brown’s four identified skills sets: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living Into Our Values, BRAVING Trust, and Learning to Rise.  You will gain an understanding of these skill sets and the applications of Dr. Brown’s work, walking away with tools to change how you work and lead, and become more courageous in all areas of your life.

    GG Johnston, president of Downstream Partners and a Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator, has guided hundreds of people to become more courageous leaders in the face of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. 

    This live workshop is open only to CWBA members, and Convention registrants get the first chance to sign up! Space is limited to 50 participants!

    Registration for the full-day workshop is $200 
    and includes a light breakfast and lunch. 

    Click here to reserve a hotel room at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.

    • August 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    This committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Noon unless there is a necessary schedule change. 

    The Legal Services Committee oversees projects to help members perform public service and pro bono work and to increase access to justice. Representative projects include a partnership with Colorado Legal Services and Project Safeguard which trains attorneys to represent victims Permanent Protection Order proceedings; and, a partnership with the Colorado Lawyers Committee and the Denver Bar Association to provide attorneys and Spanish interpreters at Legal Nights at Centro San Juan Diego. Finally, this committee typically hosts an annual fundraiser for a legal nonprofit.

    For more information or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Legal Services Committee Co-Chairs Hannah Proff & Deborah Yim.

    • August 26, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom meeting
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    Welcome, new members! Come join us to meet people, ask questions, and learn more about the CWBA. These lunches are typically held the fourth Thursday of each month at Noon.

    For more information, please contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Bethany Gorlin and Judge Jaclyn Brown.

    • September 15, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

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

    • September 16, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. unless there are scheduling conflicts.  Please RSVP. 

    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 Andrea Bronson and Veronique Van Gheem.

    • September 23, 2021
    • 4:30 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Denver Athletic Club, 1325 Glenarm Place, Denver
    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. For more information, visit http://cwbafoundation.org/Raising-the-Bar

    This year's theme, "Women Lawyers Who Raised the Bar Leading Through Crisis," will honor women attorneys who raise the bar through work focusing on the interests of women and girls across the legal, political, and social spectrum.

    We are thrilled to have five amazing women to honor this year:

    JESSICA YATES, Colorado Attorney Regulation Counsel, Colorado Supreme Court

    KRISTIN BRONSON, City Attorney, City and County of Denver

    NATALIE HANLON LEH, Chief Deputy Attorney General, State of Colorado

    MEGAN RING, State Public Defender, Colorado State Public Defender

    MICHELLE LUCERO, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel, Children's Hospital of Colorado

    Plan to join us on September 23rd at this popular annual event to help us continue our important work.

    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. 

    • October 14, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. unless there are scheduling conflicts.  Please RSVP. 

    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 Andrea Bronson and Veronique Van Gheem.

    • October 20, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

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

    • December 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MST)
    • Chambers Grant Salon at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Denver
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    Save the date! And let's hope we can all get together in person to celebrate the holiday season, enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and share holiday spirit with friends and colleagues. 

    • May 20, 2022
    • 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • May 22, 2022
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Park Hyatt Resort & Spa in Beaver Creek

    Save the dates of May 20-22, 2022 and plan now to join for the CWBA's 45th Annual Convention at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek!

    Visit www.cwba.org/convention for updates.   

    Sponsorship opportunities available soon! Please contact Executive Director Kim Sporrer at execdir@cwba.org.

    If you are on Facebook, please join our Convention Central Facebook private group page for updates, special details, photos sharing, fun, and more! 

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

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