UPCOMING EVENTS

    • October 01, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • May 10, 2023
    • 12:00 PM

    Convention sponsorship opportunities opening soon for our 46th Annual Convention May 19-21, 2023 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.

    Download the Sponsorship Packet here.

    www.cwba.org/convention 

    Contact CWBA Executive Director Kim Sporrer at (303-831-1040) or execdir@cwba.org.


    • December 06, 2022
    • 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
    • The Studio Loft at Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 980 14th St, Denver, CO 80202
    • 19
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    Join us for this popular annual breakfast event being held in person this year! This event brings us together with our elected officials to express our appreciation for their efforts as they prepare for another legislative session. Attendees also have a unique opportunity to meet and hear from our legislators about their priorities for the next session and issues to be focused on at the State Capitol that will advance the CWBA's mission. 


    The event will feature a panel presentation with Colorado Supreme Court Justice Monica Márquez and Colorado Representative Terri Carver.

    We will also be honoring several legislators as Champions of Change:

    • Congresswoman Brittany Pettersen
    • Majority Leader Daneya Esgar
    • Senator Pete Lee
    • Representative Terri Carver
    • Representative Matt Gray
    • Representative Susan Lontine
    • Representative Kerry Tipper

    All net proceeds from this event support the CWBA's public policy efforts. 

    THANK YOU TO OUR TECH SPONSOR

    • December 06, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
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    This committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Noon. However, please note we are moving the November meeting to December 6 due to the holidays.

    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 partnerships with local nonprofits; a recent training on Title IX; 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 Dawn Gould & Deborah Yim.

    • December 06, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The CWBA Publications Committee typically meets the first 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. 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: 
    Justine Pierce and Chelsea Augelli

    • December 12, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Monday of the month at Noon. 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, Ariana Busby, and Ellen Trachman.

    • December 12, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom only for December
    Register

    The Convention Committee typically meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month unless there are scheduling conflicts. The December meeting will be held via Zoom only. 

    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 Kendria Pearson and Sally Roller.

    • December 13, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • Polsinelli, 1401 Lawrence Street, Suite 2300, Denver, CO 80202
    Register

    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.


    Special thanks to Polsinelli for hosting this event and for sharing insight into their own successful mentorship program. 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 2023 LIFT! Mentorship Program will be open from 12/13/2022 to 1/9/2023. 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!

    Thank you to our event host:


    • December 14, 2022
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • HYBRID: via Zoom or in person (location TBD)
    Register

    This committee typically meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 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 Jenipher Jones and Azra Taslimi.

    • December 15, 2022
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Rule 105 Brewing, 4731 10th Street, Greeley
    Register

    The CWBA Weld County Chapter is collecting holiday wish list items to support A Woman's Place. Please bring your donated items to the happy hour event. 

    Your first drink will be provided by the CWBA Weld County Chapter. Donations will be collected at the event. 

    The mission of A Woman's Place is to shelter and help empower victims and survivors of domestic abuse to become safe, secure, and self-reliant; and through education and collaboration to mobilize the community to help prevent domestic violence. Click here for other donation options if you are unable to attend the event.




    • December 20, 2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The Programs Committee typically meets at Noon on the third Tuesday 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 Hon. Rebekah Watada and Natalie Petrucci

    • January 05, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • via Zoom
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    Join us for The 1891 Book Club on Thursday, January 5. Be part of our discussion led by CWBA Publications Committee Member Amy Petri Beard as we read "The Year of No Nonsense" by Meredith Atwood.

    Exhausted and overworked lawyer, triathlete, wife, and mom Meredith Atwood decided one morning that she'd had it. She didn't take her kids to school. She didn't go to work. She didn't go to the gym. When she pulled herself out of bed hours later than she should have, she found a note from her husband next to two empty bottles of wine and a stack of unpaid bills: You need to get your sh*t together.

    And that's what Meredith began to do, starting with identifying the nonsense in her life that was holding her back: saying "yes" too much, keeping frenemies around, and more. In The Year of No Nonsense, Atwood shares what she learned, tackling struggles with work, family, and body image, and also willpower and time management. Ultimately, she's the tough-as-nails coach /slash/ best friend who shares a practical plan for identifying and getting rid of your own nonsense in order to move forward and live an authentic, healthy life. From recognizing lies you believe about yourself and your abilities, to making a "nonsense" list and developing a "no nonsense blueprint," this book walks you through reclaiming yourself with grit and determination, step by step.

    With targeted, practical chapters to help you stop feeling stuck and get on with your life, The Year of No Nonsense is equal parts girlfriend and been-there-done-that. The best part? Like any friend, she helps you get to the other side. 

    • January 06, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • via Zoom
    • 98
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    Set your coffee makers for 8:30 a.m. on January 6, 2023, for the first session of 2023 for On What Grounds? A Virtual Leadership Café. On the first Friday of every month, join CWBA President-Elect Emma Garrison and fellow CWBA members for coffee, connection, and career leadership lessons. This month's Café will be led by the CWBA's Inclusion Officer Carime Lee

    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!

    • January 09, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Monday of the month at Noon. 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, Ariana Busby, and Ellen Trachman.

    • January 11, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • HYBRID: via Zoom or in person (location TBD)
    Register

    This committee typically meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 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 Jenipher Jones and Azra Taslimi.

    • January 16, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • HYBRID: Attend via Zoom or in person at Sheridan Ross, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1200, Denver, CO 80202
    Register

    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 Kendria Pearson and Sally Roller.

    • January 17, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The Programs Committee typically meets at Noon on the third Tuesday 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 Hon. Rebekah Watada and Natalie Petrucci

    • January 18, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Via Zoom
    Register

    This meeting will be fully virtual via Zoom. For more information or for RSVP assistance, contact Kim Sporrer at the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040. 


    • January 19, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.  Please RSVP. 

    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 Christine Washburn and Judge Colleen Clark

    • January 24, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    This committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Noon.

    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 partnerships with local nonprofits; a recent training on Title IX; 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 Dawn Gould & Deborah Yim.

    • January 26, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • Zoom meeting
    Register


    Welcome, new members! Come join us to meet people, ask questions, and learn more about the CWBA. These lunches are typically held the fourth Thursday of each month at Noon.

    For more information, please contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Hannah Seigel Proff or Sylvia Geiger

    • January 27, 2023
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • HYBRID - in person or online
    Register

    Let's connect and support our statewide chapters!

    The CWBA greatly values our active chapters throughout the state. Chapter members outside of the Denver metro area are an important part of the CWBA and comprise 10 percent of our total membership. This year's Chapter Leadership Summit is an opportunity for you to learn new skills to help grow and develop your chapters (and your own leadership skills) and to share best practices and ideas with one another.

    • January 31, 2023
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Dress for Success Denver, 350 S. Dahlia St. Denver, CO 80246
    VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  The Colorado Bar Association Labor & Employment Section, the Plaintiff Employment Lawyers Association (PELA), and Colorado Women’s Bar Association will be presenting three Know Your Employment Rights Workshops in 2022-23 as part of Dress for Success Denver (DFS) Professional Women’s Group. DFS is a non-profit that provides at-risk women with job readiness tools, professional attire, and post-employment support to assist them in their efforts to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Over 70 women attend DFS’ Professional Women’s Group program which provides employed clients with support, information, and inspiration to grow their professional networks, stay employed, and move forward with their career development.

    Prior to the Know Your Rights presentations* which begin at 7:00 pm, DFS clients will be grouped together at tables to network and enjoy dinner together at 6:00 pm. We are seeking 8 attorney volunteers to come and serve as “table hosts” to lead conversations and inspire DFS clients at their respective tables. You do not need to be an employment lawyer, just someone who would love to help and inspire DFS’ women to continue in their career development. Time commitment is minimal – 1 hour for dinner! However, you are welcome to stay to listen to the employment law presentations following dinner!

    Workshops are on the following days in 2023:
    *January 31, 2023: Things You Should Know During Employment
    *April 25, 2023: Things You Should Know at the End of Employment

    Please sign up via Sign-Up Genius one week before each workshop so we can give DFS a headcount for dinner.

    If you have any questions, please contact CWBA Legal Services Co-Chair Deborah Yim at dyim@primeralaw.com.

    Location: 350 S. Dahlia St. Denver, CO 80246
    • February 02, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    Join us for The 1891 Book Club on Thursday, January 5 from Noon - 1 p.m. Please not the time change for the February session. Be part of our discussion led by CWBA Publications Committee Member Amy Petri Beard as we read "Raising Critical Thinkers" by Julie Bogart.

    • February 03, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • via Zoom
    • 99
    Register

    Set your coffee makers for 8:30 a.m. on January 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 Emma Garrison 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!

    • February 07, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Hybrid Event: In Person or Virtual via Zoom

    BY INVITATION ONLY - If you have received notification about your mentor/mentee match for the 2023 CWBA LIFT! cohort and an invitation for this event, please plan to attend the official kickoff program on February 7, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. 

    During this virtual session, you will have an opportunity to connect with your mentor/mentee, and we will learn about best practices in mentoring from Ryann Peyton, Executive Director of the Colorado Attorney Mentoring Program (CAMP).

    The virtual room will open at 5:15 p.m. and remain open after the training session for those who want to stay and connect with their mentor/mentee and other participants of the 2023 program.


    • February 08, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • HYBRID: via Zoom or in person (location TBD)
    Register

    This committee typically meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 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 Jenipher Jones and Azra Taslimi.

    • February 13, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Monday of the month at Noon. 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, Ariana Busby, and Ellen Trachman.

    • February 15, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Via Zoom
    Register

    This meeting will be fully virtual via Zoom. For more information or for RSVP assistance, contact Kim Sporrer at the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040. 


    • February 16, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.  Please RSVP. 

    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 Christine Washburn and Judge Colleen Clark

    • March 03, 2023
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • via Zoom
    • 99
    Register

    Set your coffee makers for 8:30 a.m. on March 3, 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 Emma Garrison 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!

    • March 08, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • HYBRID: via Zoom or in person (location TBD)
    Register

    This committee typically meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 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 Jenipher Jones and Azra Taslimi.

    • March 13, 2023
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Monday of the month at Noon. 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, Ariana Busby, and Ellen Trachman.

    • March 15, 2023
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Virtual Via Zoom
    Register

    This meeting will be fully virtual via Zoom. For more information or for RSVP assistance, contact Kim Sporrer at the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040. 


    • March 16, 2023
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    Register

    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.  Please RSVP. 

    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 Christine Washburn and Judge Colleen Clark