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    • June 02, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via webinar

    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 newsletter The Advocate, the CWBA's website, our blog The 1891, 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: 
    Veronique Van Gheem at (720) 625-5820 & Carime Lee (970) 453-2929

    • June 02, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar

    • June 02, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom Webinar/Call

    This committee typically meets the first Tuesday of each month.

    The Mentorship Committee manages CWBA Lift, our mentoring program. The committee also works with our law student liaisons to CU and DU Law 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 Elizabeth Meck (303) 335-1412 & Magistrate Michal Lord-Blegen (303) 725-9806.

    This month's meeting will be a webinar/call -- info will be sent to all who RSVP. 

    • June 02, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (MDT)
    • Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP, 1550 17th Street, Suite 500, Denver, CO
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    IMPORTANT: Judicial Reception Postponed Indefinitely

    Due to concerns about coronavirus prevention and in consultation with our event partners, our sold-out Annual Judicial Reception honoring Judge Emily Anderson rescheduled for June 2 is being postponed indefinitely.

    We will keep your registration active to attend on the new date, but if you wish to cancel your registration now, please let us know. If you have paid and wish to receive a refund now, please also let us know. We will void all open unpaid invoices. If you are unable to attend on the rescheduled date once announced, we will refund your payment. 

    Thanks for your understanding. Please direct any questions to Executive Director Kim Sporrer at (303) 831-1040 or execdir@cwba.org


    The CWBA is proud to honor all members of Colorado's judiciary at our Annual Judicial Reception. 

    With special recognition for the 2020 Recipient of our Judicial Excellence Award:  The Hon. Emily E. Anderson, Chief Judge, 17th Judicial District (Adams and Broomfield Counties). 

    Many thanks to our event sponsor and host: 

    The CWBA is proud to honor all members of Colorado's judiciary at our Annual Judicial Reception. Save the date and plan to attend. 

    With special recognition for the 2016 Recipient of our Judicial Excellence Award. 

    Many thanks to our sponsor and host:

    • June 05, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:15 AM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar

    On What Grounds? is a LIVE Virtual Leadership Café, and we are open for business! On the first Friday of every month, join CWBA President Miranda Hawkins and Board members for coffee, connection, and career leadership lessons.

    The 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. The Café is a place to gather with fellow professionals, take a coffee break, refill, and refuel. 

    So mark your calendars for Friday, June 5th, 2020 from 8:30-9:15 A.M. and be a part of the very first On What Grounds? LIVE Virtual Leadership Café. This month will be a Q&A with our new President, Miranda Hawkins. Miranda says we can ask her ANYTHING! So, grab your coffee and bring your questions! “See” you there!

    Webinar details will be emailed to those who RSVP. 

    • June 08, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar

    The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Monday of the month at Noon during the Legislative Session, and the second Tuesday of the month at 8 a.m. during the summer and fall. 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 Meagan Moodie at (303) 317-3239 or Alison Connaughty.

    • June 09, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar

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

    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.

    All members welcome to attend at any time!  For more information, contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Jessie Pellant (720) 443-1443 & Bethany Gorlin (586) 489-8272.

    • June 22, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online meeting

    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 Hannah Westmont or Kate Russell.

    • June 23, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online

    This committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month 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 (720) 371-5675 & Almira Moronne (303) 892-9400.
    • July 08, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via webinar

    This committee typically meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month. 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 Ruchi Kapoor and Jennifer Guzman

    • July 13, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Conference Call

    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, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Leila Hock (504) 669-5279 & Hermine Kallman (720) 628-6480


    • July 15, 2020
    • (MDT)
    • Colorado Bar Association

    More info coming soon. 

    • September 10, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Holland and Hart, 555 17th Street #3200, Denver

    The CWBA is pleased to co-sponsor the CBA Young Lawyers Division's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) conversations series. Please join us at Holland & Hart for the second of several TED-style Talks over the next year discussing DEI topics pertinent to young lawyer practitioners in Colorado.

    This second TED-Style Talk installation will be on finding mentors and sponsors in the workplace, with Jennifer Jaskolka (Xcel Energy, CO Pledge to Diversity) and Ryann Peyton (CAMP) presenting, with guiding networking discussion led by Spencer Rubin (Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner) and Kiki Council (Holland & Hart, Sam Cary BA, CO LGBT BA).

    All are welcome - come learn and grow with us! Light refreshments provided. 

    The event is also sponsored by: Holland & Hart, LLP; Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner; Colorado Bar Association Young Lawyers Division; Colorado Hispanic Bar Association; Colorado LGBT Bar Association; Sam Cary Bar Association; and South Asian Bar Association of Colorado.

    No cost -- please RSVP.

    For the Webinar option, please register here.

    • September 17, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center
    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. 

    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. 

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

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