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What Does It Mean to Take The Pledge?
All you have to do is pledge to do one hour of pro bono work (October 21 - April 30, 2020). 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! There are two primary ways to fulfill your Pro Bono Pledge: share your time and talent (60 minutes) or your money (donate the cost of one billable hour). 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-Chairs Judge Adam Espinosa at (720) 337-0831 or Kate Russell at (303) 866-9323.
Sponsorship opportunities are now available for our 2020 Convention, taking place May 15-17, 2020 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Avon, CO.
Click here to download the Sponsorship Packet.
More Convention info: www.cwba.org/convention
Convention registration is also now open!
Please join Colorado Law, in partnership with the Colorado Women’s Bar Association, for the 28th Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Conference, “Women’s Enfranchisement: Beyond the 19th Amendment," which will be taking place remotely on Friday, April 3rd, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. MT, through the use of a Zoom Webinar. The web-event is free, and has been approved for 6 general CLE credits.
2020 will mark the centennial of the 19th Amendment, formally extending suffrage to some, but not all, women, and is a presidential election year with an unprecedented number of female candidates. But barriers to both political rights and social, lived equality persist, particularly for women at the intersections of race, sex, and class. The 28th annual Ira C. Rothgerber Conference will use the centennial to take stock of how far we’ve come—and how far we have to go—in terms of formal political enfranchisement as well as the social and economic empowerment of women more broadly.
Visit the event webpage for a full list of panel topics and speakers: www.colorado.edu/law/research/byron-white-center/rothgerber
The CWBA Publications Committee typically meets the first Tuesday of each month at Noon unless there are scheduling issues.
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.
This month's meeting will be a webinar/call:
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Back by popular demand!Join us for this free member-benefit program.
Please join Jeena Cho, attorney and author of the best-selling book, The Anxious Lawyer: An 8-Week Guide to a Joyful and Satisfying Law Practice Through Mindfulness and Meditation.
In 20 minutes, Jeena will share concrete strategies for letting go of looping thoughts and worries, and relaxing the anxious brain.
It's free to attend, and if you're home with children and other family members, encourage them to join as well.
Can't attend the live session? Please register, and the recording will be automatically emailed to you after the session.
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.
CWBA 2020-2021 Annual Board of Directors Retreat. Please contact President Elect Miranda Hawkins for more information.
This committee typically meets quarterly on the third Monday. This month's meeting is one week earlier on Tuesday, February 11.
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.
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 15) and Saturday morning and afternoon (May 16). 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 15:
6:30 - 8:30 p.m.: Outdoor S'mores Party by the Fire Pit: All children must be accompanied by adult/guardian.
Saturday, May 16:
Limited to 20 children total (up to 5 children between the ages of 0-3 years of age) –
7:30 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: $20, each additional child $10.00. Select registration type A1.
Option 2 (Saturday only): Drop-off for “camp” activities + childcare: $40; each additional child $25 (option available for lunch purchase for $13) Select registration type B1.
Option 3 (Friday and Saturday): Drop-off for “camp” activities + childcare (3 years of age + and potty trained): $60; each additional child $35 (option available for lunch purchase for $13) Select registration type C1.
Option 4 (Friday and Saturday): Drop-off for “camp” activities + childcare (under 3 years of age): $60; each additional child $35 (option available for lunch purchase for $13) Select registration type D1.
Option 5 (Saturday only): Attend “camp” activities with an adult/guardian: $15 (option available for lunch purchase for $13) Select registration type E.
Saturday Lunch: served buffet style and includes chicken fingers, French fries, mac 'n cheese, fruit and milk or juice. ($13 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/.
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Plan now to join us May 15-17, 2020 for the CWBA's 43rd Annual Convention and the Mary Lathrop Awards Reception at a new location: Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Avon!
Visit www.cwba.org/convention for speakers, updates, hotel details, sponsors, and more information.
Click here to download our draft schedule.
Professional childcare available!
Click here to register.
Book your room now at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek! Click here for our dedicated booking website. Guests may also call 970-949-1234 and reference Colorado Women's Bar Association.
Interested in sponsorship? Download our sponsorship packet here.
Convention Registration Cancellation Policy: Full registration refunds will be made for cancellations received through May 5, 2020. No refunds after May 5, 2020. Hotel cancellations are separate and must be managed by the individual.
Purchase your congratulatory ad sponsorship now for the Annual Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Award Reception on Friday, May 15, 2020 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek in Avon, CO.
Meet our 2020 Honoree:
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.
IMPORTANT: Judicial Reception Postponed to June 2
Due to concerns about coronavirus prevention and in consultation with our event partners, our sold-out Annual Judicial Reception honoring Judge Emily Anderson planned for Monday, March 16 is being postponed and rescheduled to June 2, 2020.
We will keep your registration active to attend on the new date of June 2, but if you wish to cancel your registration now, please let us know. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CWBA is proud to honor all members of Colorado's judiciary at our Annual Judicial Reception. Please plan to join us. Registration includes appetizers and cocktails.
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:
More info coming soon.
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.
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