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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
"You Bet Your License!" Test your ethics knowledge.
The CWBA is partnering with Community College of Denver to offer a fun (and free!) opportunity for attorneys and paralegal students to pair up in teams to test their ethics knowledge and solve ethical dilemmas in a fun game-show format.
5:30 - 6 p.m. Introduction to the Model Rules and Attorney Regulation by Bryon Large, Colorado Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel
6 -7 p.m. Game Show with Host Fernando Freyre Topics will include Unauthorized Practice of Law, Proper Delegation and Supervision of Paralegals and Staff, and much more!
Registration is FREEAppetizers, beverages and PRIZES provided! RSVP required.
There is no free parking on campus. We encourage the use of light rail or ride sharing. Click here for the campus map with parking information.
Save the date and plan kick of the new year by joining us for our popular and fun winter social in the DTC, this year with our friends of the Arapahoe County Bar Association! 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.
Click here for parking information. The venue is very close to the Arapahoe Light Rail station if you are coming from downtown.
The Programs Committee typically meets at Noon on the fourth Thursday of each month. For more information about this committee or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Programs Committee Chair Jessie Pellant at (720) 443-1443 or Kelley Rider Goodwin at (303) 728-4271.
Thank you for your ongoing commitment to the Colorado Women’s Bar Association Foundation, to the promotion of women in law, and to the annual scholarships funded by the Foundation at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado.
Please join us on Thursday, January 31st from 5:30 - 7:30 pm for the CWBA Foundation's complimentary reception to celebrate the Circle of Minerva Members and the New Year!
This event will be hosted at the home of Melissa Hart. (Address to be provided at a later date)
Questions regarding the Circle of Minerva Gathering? Please contact:
Maureen Reidy Witt
CWBAF Board of DirectorsHolland & Hart LLP
Tamara F. Goodlette
CWBAF Board of Directors
Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie LLP
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 training will include background about the CWBA's Judicial Committee, the nomination and appointment process, a review of how to perform due diligence, and a discussion about being aware of implicit bias in the due diligence process.
Seating for the training is limited and open initially to current committee members.
For more information, please contact Judicial Committee Co-Chairs Alison Connaughty or Elizabeth Meck.
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-Chairs Kate Russell at (303) 937-6540 or Ruchi Kapoor at (303)731-8770.
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.
All members welcome to attend! For more information or to RSVP for this meeting, contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Hannah Jannicelli Westmont at (303) 936-3300 or Emma Garrison at (303) 244-1878.
Women Lawyers -- Prepare To Storm The Board!
On February 13, 2019 in partnership with the Women's Leadership Foundation, we will offer an innovative program designed to ready women attorney leaders for board service and examine how women lawyers can serve as a resource for companies seeking to improve corporate governance and increase shareholder value.
Women lawyers are uniquely positioned to take a seat at the boardroom table as corporate boards slowly start to seek greater diversity.
There is widespread agreement that board diversity leads to better governance, higher earnings, and increased corporate responsibility. Diversity of gender and ethnicity (as well as in other areas) have been shown by recent studies to help drive company performance.
Lawyers possess many of the core skills and intellectual qualities expected of an effective non-executive director, including judgment, integrity, independence, consensus building, and the ability to analyze and assimilate complex information, well as to manage risk and strategy. Contributing diversity and insight to boardroom debate and decision-making, lawyers offers skills and expertise that complement those of other directors and contribute to governance effectiveness.
Program in Partnership with:
This committee typically meets the second Wednesday of each month. For more information about this committee or to RSVP, contact Professional Advancement Committee Co-Chairs Leila Hock at (504) 669-5279 or Kym Sorrells at (720) 508-6618.
For more information or to RSVP contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040.
Your Ticket to Cuba 2018: An Educational Trip Organized by the CWBA, CBA, CHBA, and Sam Cary Bar Association
The Colorado Bar Association, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, Sam Cary Bar Association, and the Colorado Women's Bar Association invite you to participate in a private educational trip through Cuba Cultural Travel from February 21 - 25, 2019. The exhilarating getaway features a lineup of engaging speakers from Cuba who specialize in law, with a spectrum of cultural excursions, and stellar accommodations in the heart of Havana.
We invite you and your guest(s) to join our private delegation for an eye-opening journey at this most pivotal time in U.S.-Cuba relations. Our specially designed program will explore Cuba's rich and varied cultural heritage and go beyond tourist corridors by engaging with local scholars, attorneys, musicians and artists who will offer in-depth commentary on the Cuban legal system, art, history, architecture, and religion.
Spaces are limited, so check out the itinerary today. (Itineraries subject to change.)
Deposit of $1,000 per person due by November 1, 2018.
Working within the many restrictions still imposed on travel to this unique island nation, we have partnered with Cuba Cultural Travel - an organization with nearly 20 years of experience running U.S. government licensed tours to Cuba. Cuba Cultural Travel is licensed by the U.S. Treasury Department to operate People to People tours in Cuba. A letter of authorization will be provided to you with final travel documents.
For any questions regarding the program or accommodation options, please contact Dani Perez at email@example.com or (760) 645-3269.
The History Committee typically meets the third Thursday of each month. For more information about this committee or to RSVP, contact the CWBA's Historian Miranda Hawkins at (303) 292-3228.
Save the date and plan to attend this insightful event! Several CWBA Past Presidents will join us to share their history and thoughts for the future. We'll also celebrate the CWBA's rich history as Women's History Month approaches in March.
The CWBA is proud to facilitate a forum for working moms. We will address the challenges of juggling motherhood with a professional career, with fun and lively group discussions.
Lunch and a Survival Kit included.
Save the date. Additional details coming soon.
Save the dates and plan now to join us for the CWBA's 42nd Annual Convention and the Mary Lathrop Awards Reception at The Sebastian-Vail in Vail, Colorado.
Visit www.cwba.org/convention for updates and more info. Registration will open March 1, 2019.
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