The CWBA Publications and History Committee typically meets the fourth 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, Instagram, 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. This committee also documents the history of Colorado's women lawyers, and maintains and updates the history files of the CWBA.
For more information, please contact the Committee Co-Chairs:
Justine Pierce, Lynn Noesner, and Mikayla Shearer
This committee typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at Noon.
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 Hon. Christine Washburn and Stephanie Williams.
Welcome, new members! Come join us to meet people, ask questions, and learn more about the CWBA. These lunches are typically held quarterly at Noon via Zoom.
For more information, please contact Membership & Mentorship Committee Co-Chairs Sylvia Geiger, Sara Maeglin, or Karin Williamson.
Let's walk and talk around Crooked Stick Trail together -- dogs are welcome!
Mind Matters: Nurturing Mental Health in the Legal Profession
Join us for a refreshing "Walk and Talk" event as we explore the critical topic of "Mind Matters: Nurturing Mental Health in the Legal Profession." Step into a supportive environment where we'll stroll, chat, and share insights on promoting well-being in the legal field. Your mental health matters – let's walk the path together.
Click here for a trail map!
Join us for The 1891 Book Club on Thursday, October 5. Be part of our discussion led by CWBA Publications Committee Member Amy Petri Beard as we read "Gender Queer: A Memoir" by Maia Kobabe -- a great pick from a banned books list in honor of Banned Books Week, October 1-7, 2023, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read.
2020 ALA Alex Award Winner
2020 Stonewall — Israel Fishman Non-fiction Award Honor Book
In 2014, Maia Kobabe, who uses e/em/eir pronouns, thought that a comic of reading statistics would be the last autobiographical comic e would ever write. At the time, it was the only thing e felt comfortable with strangers knowing about em. Now, "Gender Queer" is here. Maia’s intensely cathartic autobiography charts eir journey of self-identity, which includes the mortification and confusion of adolescent crushes, grappling with how to come out to family and society, bonding with friends over erotic gay fanfiction, and facing the trauma and fundamental violation of pap smears.
Started as a way to explain to eir family what it means to be nonbinary and asexual, "Gender Queer" is more than a personal story: it is a useful and touching guide on gender identity—what it means and how to think about it—for advocates, friends, and humans everywhere.
Set your coffee makers for 8:30 a.m. on October 6, 2023, for the next session of 2023 for On What Grounds? A Virtual Leadership Café. On the first Friday of every month, join CWBA President-Elect Carime Lee and fellow CWBA members for coffee, connection, and career leadership lessons.
On What Grounds? A 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!
The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Monday of the month at Noon. New members always welcome!
For more information, contact Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs Sonia Russo, Ariana Busby, and Chelsea Augelli.
The Convention Committee typically meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month unless there are scheduling conflicts. You may choose to attend either in person or via Zoom.
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, and many other logistics and plans.
To get involved or learn more, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Megan Downing and Sally Roller.
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 and Mentorship 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 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. This committee also manages CWBA LIFT!, our mentoring program, and 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.
Join us for an opportunity for CWBA members to hear from judicial leadership about topics important to you. CWBA members will also have the chance to ask questions.
Colorado Court of Appeals Chief Judge Gilbert Román will lead the discussion, along with Judge Jaclyn Brown, Judge Christina Gomez, and Judge Sueanna Johnson.
Remote attendance via Zoom only for this meeting.
For more information or for RSVP assistance, contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040.
This committee typically meets monthly on the second Thursday of each month at 12:00 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, Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs Codi Cox and Azra Taslimi.
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Join the Colorado Women's Bar Association for Lobbying for Laughs, a comedy event to benefit the CWBA's public policy efforts. Join us as we showcase CWBA’s public policy work and the tremendous impact we’ve had on the community by advocating for the interests of women and children! This event will feature inspirational Ignite-style presentations about all aspects of our advocacy work from Denver City Council Member-At-Large (and former CWBA President) Sarah Parady, former Colorado Senate President Morgan Carroll, recent law school graduate Danielle Edwards, law student Jane Pyastolova, and CWBA public policy committee member Megan Courtney.
And because laughter, lightness, and fun are crucially important to making advocacy work engaging and sustainable, this event will feature stand-up comedy about the female experience. There will also be a silent and live auction with a chance to win some amazing prizes! Please come to support our important work and have a few laughs along the way!
While you’re at it, get ready to check out our SILENT AUCTION featuring dozens of local, women-owned businesses and incredible experiences, this silent auction is opening on October 1 and closes the night of the show.
TICKETS: ALL TICKETS SOLD ONLINE THRU COMEDY WORKS
VIP Ticket $130 - Includes: Access to VIP Lounge, open bar (beer & wine) & heavy hors d'oeuvres from 5-7 pm, + tickets for two (2) item minimum in the showroom (food or beverage).
General Admission Ticket $75 - Includes: Admission to event only. Please note there is an additional two (2) item minimum purchase (food or beverage) required in the showroom.
5 - 7 pm – Doors open for VIP Mix, Mingle, Bid & Lounge
6 pm – Doors open for General Admission Mix, Mingle, and Bid
7:30 - 9 pm – Comedy Show and Presentations
SPONSORSHIPS: Available to purchase here through the CWBA!
The Programs Committee typically meets at Noon on the third Thursday 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 the next committee meeting, please contact Programs Committee Chairs Meagan Moodie and Kendria Pearson.
Board members are encouraged to attend in person. Remote attendance option is also available. For more information or for RSVP assistance, contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040.
Please join us for a casual evening of hot chocolate and treats as you learn more about the CWBA's LIFT! Mentorship Program, the benefits of forming organic mentorship relationships, and how these relationships can help shape your career.
This is a safe space where you will be encouraged to relax and ask silly questions, to be your unique self, and to forge meaningful connections.
This is a FREE event you won’t want to miss! Applications for the CWBA's 2024 LIFT! Mentorship Program will be open from 12/13/2023 to 1/9/2024. When registering for Cozy Conversations, please let us know if you are interested in being a mentor, mentee, both, or still undecided. We encourage all lawyers to join, and we hope to see you there
Board gathering prior to the 2023 Holiday Party.
For more information or to RSVP contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040.
Save the date and plan now to attend our wonderful Annual Holiday Party at a beautiful venue!
We look forward to having you join us to celebrate the holiday season. We will enjoy festive drinks, holiday music, appetizers and dessert creations from the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group, and share the holiday spirit with friends and colleagues.
Join us for lots of holiday cheer and warm-hearted giving to our charity partners!
Please save the dates and plan now to join us May 17-19, 2024, for the CWBA's 47th Annual Convention!
Visit the Convention webpage for news and updates. If you are on Facebook, join our Convention group page for regular updates and features!
Questions? Please contact Executive Director Kim Sporrer at email@example.com.
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