UPCOMING EVENTS

    • September 15, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • May 15, 2022
    • 12:00 PM

    Convention sponsorship opportunities available soon for our 45th Annual Convention! May 20-22, 2022 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

    www.cwba.org/convention 

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


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

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

    • October 21, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    Invitation-only event. The 2021 gathering will be virtual and hosted by our 2019-2020 Past President Sarah Parady.  All CWBA Past Presidents are invited and encouraged to attend.

    Questions? Please contact Sarah Parady or reach out to Executive Director Kim Sporrer at the CWBA office: 303-831-1040 or execdir@cwba.org

    • October 22, 2021
    • 7:30 PM
    • John Hand Theater - Denver

    Hosted by the Colorado and Denver Young Lawyers Divisions and the CWBA. Tickets available for $15 - click here via the CBA/DBA.

    Join us for a fun night of theater for SISTERS IN LAW, a play by L.A. attorney and screenwriter Jonathan Shapiro, based on the book of the same name by Linda Hirshman.  It depicts the relationship between U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The play will be presented by Theater Or. 


    Theater Or and Tattered Cover, along with the CBA and other legal community sponsors, are also hosting a series of free webinars related to this show. For information on this series, click here. The next webinars are at 6:30 p.m. on October 4 and October 20.

    • October 25, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    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

    • October 26, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 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.

    • October 26, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • RiNo Beer Garden, 3800 Walnut Street, Denver
    Register

    Join us for our popular and fun fall social. It's a great time to learn about our committees and find out ways you can get more involved in the CWBA to enhance your membership. 

    Open to all members, non-members, students, guests, and friends. Admission price includes one drink plus appetizers and lots of great networking. Bring your business cards! 

    • October 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Zoom meeting
    Register


    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.

    • October 28, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    • Brewability Lab, 3445 S Broadway, Englewood, CO 80113

    Register through APABA's website

    Join the Colorado legal community for a Halloween happy hour, dinner, or dessert at Brewability Lab to mix and mingle for a cause!  Halloween costumes optional.  Short program at 6:30 p.m. but you are welcome to come anytime until Brewability closes at 10 p.m.!  Thanks to Brewability’s generosity, a portion of proceeds from dining this evening will benefit International Rescue Committee and its work with Afghan evacuees.  Please register through APABA's website so we can get a headcount.

    For questions, please contact Stephanie McConkie/Deborah Yim at apabacares@gmail.com.





    • November 02, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    Growing Pains: Hiring and Advancing in Your Career - led by Kelli Riley and offered by the CWBA Weld County Chapter.

    Join Kelli for a brown bag lunch meeting over Zoom with a short presentation about common problems attorneys face with hiring employees and moving into new roles, new requirements of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, tips on how to make the transitions smoother, and open discussion. 

    Questions? Contact Kelli Riley

    CLE credit requested.
    Zoom link is provided in the registration confirmation email. 

    • November 02, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The CWBA Publications Committee typically meets the first 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 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.

    • November 04, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    Join us for The 1891 Book Club in November! The next book club's read will be Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America by Erin Geiger Smith.

    In this concise, lively look at the past, present, and future of voting, a journalist examines the long and continuing fight for voting equality, why so few Americans today vote, and innovative ways to educate and motivate them; included are checklists of what to do before election day to prepare to vote and encourage others.
    • November 05, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • via Zoom
    • 99
    Register

    Join us for On What Grounds? A Live Virtual Leadership Café!

    On What Grounds? A Live 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!

    • November 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Online

    Offered by the Larimer County Bar Association, CWBA Larimer County Chapter, and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association. 

    Program is free. CLE credit pending. Registration is through American University's MOSAICS. 

    For any person facing criminal charges, criminal court can be a traumatic, oppressive, and harmful place. This is particularly true for survivors of trafficking, who have commonly experienced complex trauma before ever being arrested. Criminal court involvement can exacerbate those previous trauma and create new ones. Attorneys and judges seeking to help survivors of trafficking must first understand what trauma is and how in manifests. Only then can court personnel craft courtroom procedures that are informed by and responsive to the trauma experienced by survivors. Likewise, attorneys must also understand the ways the oppressive framework of the criminal legal system harms survivors in order to mitigate that harm. Applying a harm reduction model to court programming for survivors can help to ensure that survivors do not become more deeply entrenched in the system than necessary. Harm reduction techniques also ensure that the court has planted seeds for a survivor’s success once the survivor is ready to exit their exploitation.

    During this webinar, you will learn about:

    • Trauma, complex trauma, and common trauma reactions
    • Promising trauma-responsive practices to mitigate harm to survivors of trafficking
    • The philosophy of harm reduction, and how it can be applied in the criminal court setting

    Presenters:

    • Miriam Goodman, Deputy Managing Director of Alternatives to Incarceration at the Women’s Prison Association (WPA) in New York City
    • Megan Lundstrom, Co-Founder, The Avery Center for Research & Services in Colorado


    • November 08, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online 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. 

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

    • November 09, 2021
    • 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 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.
    • November 09, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Online
    Register

    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.  

    • November 10, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    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.

    • November 10, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Lady Justice Brewing - Denver

    Save the date -- details and registration coming soon! 

    • November 11, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    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

    • November 13, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • TBD

    Colorado's legal community will be offering a day-long legal clinic to help Afghan refugees with green cards and visas. We will be training volunteers who can help take a shift for the training. Details and sign up coming soon. 

    • November 17, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online
    Register

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

    • November 18, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Online
    Register

    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. 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.

    • November 22, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    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

    • November 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 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.

    • December 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Chambers Grant Salon at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Denver
    • 320
    Register

    Save the date! Let's all get together in person in a beautiful venue to celebrate the holiday season, enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and share holiday spirit with friends and colleagues. 

    Sponsorship opportunities now available!

    • January 26, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • TBD

    BY INVITATION ONLY - If you were part of a past LIFT! Cohort or have received notification about your mentor/mentee match for the 2022 CWBA LIFT! cohort and an invitation for this event, please plan to attend the official kickoff program Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m.  CWBA board members are also invited to attend. 

    During this session, you will have an opportunity to connect with your mentor/mentee, and we will learn about best practices in mentoring from Ryann Peyton, Executive Director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP). 

    • January 27, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Zoom meeting


    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.

    • January 28, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    • TBD In-Person Denver Location
    • 50
    Register


    • February 24, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Zoom meeting


    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.

    • May 20, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • May 22, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 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 the Convention webpage 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! 

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P.O. Box 1918

Denver, CO 80201

Telephone: (303) 831-1040

Email: execdir@cwba.org



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