September 25, 2019
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The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Tuesday of the month at 8 a.m. during the summer and fall, and the second Monday of the month at Noon during the Legislative Session.
For more information or to RSVP for this meeting, contact Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs Jennifer Carty at (720) 508-6000 or Meagan Moodie at (303) 317-3239.
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.
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.
The History Committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month. For more information about this committee or to RSVP, contact the CWBA's Historian Elizabeth Meck at (303) 335-1412.
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.
The 2019 Raising the Bar dinner will be held on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Risk Takers: Women Lawyers Who Raise the Bar by Overcoming Fear to Take on New Challenges," honoring women attorneys who have stepped outside of their comfort zone and found success in entirely new endeavors.
Five amazing women will be honored this year:
CARRIE ANN LUCAS Posthumous Award
Disability Rights Advocate
Vice President for Administration, University of Colorado
CEO and Co-Founder, Nanno, Inc.
AMY PADDEN Supervising Adult Diversion Prosecutor and Deputy District Attorney, District Attorney's Office, 5th Judicial District
Criminal Defense Counsel and Principal Attorney, Shinn Law Office, LLC
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.
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.
How well prepared are you to negotiate the terms of your next new position, promotion, or billing rate increase?
If you're ready to drink some great beer, eat some delicious pub-style snacks, and learn proven skills and tactics that will ensure you can make the most of your opportunities for advancement, please join us for this year's BREW & CLE, hosted by our Platinum Sponsor, Snell & Wilmer.
In this one-hour workshop, Diana Mead, Managing Partner of OnePoint, and Elizabeth Wylie, partner at Snell & Wilmer, will host an honest conversation about salary negotiations--the hurdles, the mindset, and the tactics that define the process. This workshop starts with the basics--why women must negotiate their compensation--and addresses the particular challenges women face in these discussions.
Diana and Elizabeth draw upon their experiences in the financial and legal industries, conversations with leaders in the field of diversity and inclusion, and the latest research to provide concrete tools you can employ immediately to work through these obstacles. A brief discussion of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act and pay equity case law will be included.
Thanks to the generosity of Snell & Wilmer, a limited number of registration scholarships are available for students and CWBA members experiencing financial need. Please email Hannah Westmont before September 25 with a brief statement of your financial need.
Thank you to our sponsors:
- Snell & Wilmer
- Diversity Lab
- Rosalie Chamberlain Consulting and Coaching
Thank you to our videotaping services provider:
Please give 90 minutes if you can to provide legal resources to the community. Instructions and resources provided. Pizza provided to volunteers!
For more information or to RSVP contact Legal Services Committee Co-Chair Kate Russell at (303)866-9323 or Judge Adam Espinosa.
Are you interested in helping re-launch the Boulder Chapter of the CWBA? We have opportunities for chapter leadership and participation in many ways! Join us for a fun evening of networking with the CWBA and the Boulder County Bar Association (BCBA). Learn more about the CWBA and BCBA, catch up with old friends, and make new ones!
Only $10 admission includes one drink and appetizers. Free for the first 20 law students to 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.
Interested in joining or getting more involved in the CWBA? Learn more by attending a Colorado Women’s Bar Association Roadshow for attorneys working at the Denver District Attorney's Office!
Join us on Friday, Oct0ber 11 at the Wellington Webb Building for lunch and an opportunity to chat informally with current CWBA members about the benefits of membership. We invite you to come and ask questions or offer feedback on how we can better serve public sector attorneys. Both members and nonmembers are welcome.
This Roadshow will open with a few remarks from CWBA President Sarah Parady and CWBA Past President Beth McCann on how CWBA membership has benefited their public sector careers. Then, attendees are free to mingle with current CWBA members while enjoying lunch.
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.
For more information or to RSVP contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040.
Law students: are you ready for your job interviews?
Colorado's diversity bar associations are offering law students and new attorneys a very valuable opportunity to prepare for job interviewing.
We will provide four rounds of lengthy "mock interviews" with practicing attorneys for up to 40 law students and new attorneys (those who are less than two years out of law school) who are members of a diversity bar, including feedback on interviewing skills and practice in a real-life law firm setting.
Registration is FREE - RSVP please.
Attorney volunteers also needed for interviews and resume critiques.
Appetizers and beverages provided.
Join us for this popular annual breakfast event! Giving you a unique opportunity to meet and hear from legislators about issues at the State Capitol that are important to the CWBA.
Registration is $65 per person or $250 for a sponsored table of four. Legislators attend for free as our honored guests.
All proceeds from this fundraiser support the CWBA public policy efforts.
CWBA Board of Directors Strategic Planning Session. Please contact President Sarah Parady for more information.
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.
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.