What Does It Mean to Take The Pledge?
All you have to do is pledge to do one hour of pro bono work during the course of one year (May 1, 2018 - April 30, 2019). 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 - any way you want to! There are three ways to fulfill your Pro Bono Pledge. You can share your time (60 teeny minutes), your money (donate the cost of one billable hour) or share your influence (for example, find a speaker for a CWBA program). 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-Chair Erika Holmes at Erika@ELHolmesLaw.com.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available for our 2019 Convention, taking place May 17-19, 2019 at The Sebastian-Vail.
More info: www.cwba.org/convention
Convention registration will open March 1, 2019.
Contact CWBA Executive Director Kim Sporrer at (303 831-1040) or email@example.com.
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 Ruchi Kapoor at (303) 731-8770 or Kate Russell at (303) 937-6540.
Save the date. Additional details coming soon.
Join us to support the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act on April 2, Equal Pay Day.
Lobby day at the Capitol from 8:30-10:30 a.m. followed by a news conference & rally from 11 a.m. - Noon.
The CWBA Publications Committee typically meets the first Tuesday of each month at Noon unless there are scheduling issues. For more information or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Publications Committee Co-Chairs Kristin Arthur at (718) 501-5251, Sally Roller at (720) 508-6172, or Veronique Van Gheem at (720) 625-5820.
We will be meeting at the Ralph Carr Judicial Building, 1300 Broadway, 12th Floor in Room 12/107. After you go through security, please check in at the front lobby desk of Ralph Carr (13th and Broadway entrance). Please let them know you are attending the CWBA Publications Meeting on the 12th floor (room 12/107) at Noon. The Lobby Assistant has been notified of the meeting and will let you up.
To participate by phone, dial 515-739-1037 and enter participant code 509146 followed by the pound (#) sign.
The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Monday at Noon during the Legislative Session and at 8 a.m. during the summer and fall. For more information or to RSVP for this meeting, contact Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs Gina Glockner at (303)296-7300 or Jennifer Carty at (720)508-6000.
The Convention Committee typically meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.
To get involved or to RSVP for this meeting, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Elizabeth Howard or Bethany Gorlin.
Plan to join us for delicious appetizers, drinks, and lots of fun while we raise funds to benefit Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition.
We are adding a fun twist by auctioning off the talents of your fellow CWBA members to raise funds.
Want to find out who can teach yoga? Who can write you a song? Or teach you how to make Indian food? Come join the fun and find out how you can bid on the chance to win some fun items in our live and silent auctions that will be handcrafted, baked, grown, created, or are personal talents.
Join us for delicious appetizers, drinks, and maybe a little rivalry. This will be a fun night you won't want to miss!
Admission includes live and silent auctions, heavy appetizers, and free drink.
The Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition (CIRC) is a statewide, membership-based coalition of immigrant, faith, labor, youth, community, business and ally organizations founded in 2002 to improve the lives of immigrants and refugees by making Colorado a more welcoming, immigrant-friendly state. CIRC achieves this mission through non-partisan civic engagement, public education, and advocating for workable, fair and humane immigration policies.
Thanks to the support of our host and our event sponsors, all proceeds from tickets and auction sales will go to CIRC. Additional donations appreciated.
GOLD SPONSOR: BKD CPAs & Advisors
BRONZE SPONSOR: Griffin Newell, LLC
CWBA 2019-2020 Annual Board of Directors Retreat. Please contact President Elect Sarah Parady for more information.
Retreat space generously provided by:
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!
Eve A. Wood, MD will kick-off the session with great insight before we break into small discussion groups.
Eve A. Wood, MD is an integrative psychiatrist, executive coach and key-note speaker who helps lawyers and judges dealing with depression, anxiety, burnout and stress learn to transform their lives for well-being, joy and professional fulfillment. She offers practical, science-based programs and coaching that promote whole person healing, decrease stress and depletion, transform anxiety/depression and reduce reliance on medication. She serves on the Colorado Supreme Court Task Force on Lawyer Well-Being and has developed the signature program: A HEALTHY LAWYER; A Sustainable Approach to Depression, Anxiety, Burnout, and Stress. https://ahealthylawyer.com/
Great opportunity to network and connect with other moms who are lawyers.
Lunch and a Survival Kit included with registration.
Thank you to our Sponsors
In an effort to promote greater diversity on Colorado’s state court and Denver County Court benches, CBA and CLI are co-sponsoring a CLE program about how to become a judge.
Featuring justices, judges, lay and attorney nominating commission members, Denver’s City Attorney, and the Governor’s Legal Counsel – as well as a closing plenary session with Representative Leslie Herod – this program provides you an opportunity to learn more about why you might want to consider applying to become a judge and how you can successfully navigate the application process.
After the CLE program, you are invited to join the speakers for a reception in the atrium at the Ralph Carr Judicial Center.
Cost: $25 for attorneys, free for law students.
Leadership Summit & Luncheon for CWBA Board Members (current and incoming) and CWBA Foundation Board Members only.
The CWBA is partnering this year with Nanno to offer more options for childcare and entertaining kids on Friday afternoon (May 18) and Saturday morning and afternoon (May 19). Parents/guardians have the option of dropping children off for part of the day, or alternatively, participating in the activities with your child. Snacks will be provided, and lunch is available for purchase. We will also offer childcare for infants and toddlers.
PLEASE NOTE: If you have one or more children to register and need a different registration type for them, you will need to register them separately.
Kids Activities & Childcare Schedule
Friday, May 17:
7 - 9 p.m.: Movie Night (free) "Incredibles 2" No limit on number of children; all must be accompanied by adult/guardian.
Saturday, May 18:
Limited to 20 children total (up to 5 children between the ages of 0-3 years of age) –
8 a.m.: Registration & childcare drop off
8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.: Ice breaker and age-appropriate games, crafts, and snack
11:30 p.m. - Noon: Lunch – optional purchase
Noon - 5 p.m.: Project and activities, games crafts, quiet time, naps, snack
Option 1 (Friday only): Drop-off for “camp” activities + childcare: $15, each additional child $10.00. Select registration type A1.
Option 2 (Saturday only): Drop-off for “camp” activities + childcare: $25; each additional child $15 (option available for lunch purchase for $12) Select registration type B1.
Option 3 (Friday and Saturday): Drop-off for “camp” activities + childcare (3 years of age + and potty trained): $40; each additional child $30.00 (option available for lunch purchase for $12) Select registration type C1.
Option 4 (Friday and Saturday): Drop-off for “camp” activities + childcare (under 3 years of age): $55; each additional child $35 (option available for lunch purchase for $12) Select registration type D1.
Option 5 (Saturday only): Attend “camp” activities with an adult/guardian: $10 (option available for lunch purchase for $12) Select registration type E.
Saturday Lunch: served buffet style and includes chicken fingers, French fries, mac 'n cheese, fruit and milk or juice. ($12 additional purchase)
Nanno offers quality individual and group childcare, adventure day camps, and craft booths. Its staff are chosen, screened, and trained to the highest professional standards. Nanno's CEO and Founder Liz Oertle is a fellow mom attorney. Also see https://www.nanno.com/.
Throughout the Weekend:
Plan now to join us for the CWBA's 42nd Annual Convention and the
Mary Lathrop Awards Reception at The Sebastian-Vail.
Visit www.cwba.org/convention for speakers, updates, hotel booking details, sponsors, and more information. Click here for our draft program.
Purchase your ad sponsorship now for the Annual Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Award Reception at The Sebastian-Vail on Friday, May 17, 2019.
Meet our 2019 Honoree:
Alli Gerkman, IAALS and CWBA Past Board Member
We'd be delighted to have you join us for the Mary Lathrop Award Reception.
To register for the event, please select the "Meals Only" option for our Convention registration and select the Mary Lathrop Awards Reception meal.
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