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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 from September 1, 2020 - April 30, 2021. 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! (1) share your time and talent by volunteering for an organization highlighted in the Pro Bono Corner, joining us for a Legal Services sponsored pro bono activity, or providing service to a legal educational or community organization (know your rights programs, coaching mock trial, etc.) or (2) donate the cost of one billable hour to one of our featured organizations. Once you have completed your one hour or made your donation, fill out the Pledge Completion Form, and you are done. All members who complete the Pledge will be honored at our annual CWBA Convention.
If we each do our part, the CWBA will unitedly donate over 1,500 hours of pro bono work per year!
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 Hannah Proff or Almira Moronne.
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.
Join us for 60 minutes of gratitude and reflection through yoga.
Did you know yoga increases mental clarity? Lunchtime yoga is a great way to get your mind ready to focus on all those afternoon tasks!
This one-hour Yin class aims to stimulate and target connective tissues by working gently into the edge of postures through long holds (between one and seven minutes). Participants will find a sense of slow, deep unwinding and release that is very different from what is found in traditional movement classes.
The class is free and suitable for all levels. Zoom details will be emailed to all registrants.
Meet The Instructor: Rebecca Spence
Rebecca Spence is a Colorado licensed attorney and Yoga Alliance certified yoga instructor. Rebecca earned her JD from the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law in 2019. She was the Associate Corporate Counsel for PanTheryx, Inc., a biotechnology company and currently practices business, privacy, and cannabis law for The Rodman Law Group. As a yoga practitioner, Rebecca currently teaches a variety of classes at White Lotus Therapeutics. Rebecca truly believes that the time set aside to practice yoga is the perfect time to rehabilitate from the physical and mental stresses of the day. She aims to position her students to direct attention to the present moment, and to let the yoga take care of everything else.
On What Grounds? is a LIVE Virtual Leadership Café, and we are open for business!
Set your coffee makers for 8:30 a.m. on Friday, October 2 for our next session of On What Grounds? LIVE Virtual Leadership Café. 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 an 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.
Join us on October 2 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. and be a part of our next On What Grounds? LIVE Virtual Leadership Café. “See” you there!
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
This committee typically meets the first Tuesday of each month.
For more information about this committee, contact Mentorship Committee Co-Chairs Elizabeth Meck (303) 335-1412 & Michal Lord-Blegen (303) 725-9806.
Join us for The 1891 Book Club!
Our next discussion will happen on October 8 and will be about
the book "Dare To Lead" by Brené Brown.
Please register in advance for the Zoom link for this meeting (click the button at the bottom of this page).
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the virtual meeting.
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Registration opens soon through the CWBA Foundation's website.
WHEN WOMEN VOTE
A Discussion about the power of women in our democracy.
Featuring Special Guests:
STEPHANIE F. DONNER
Executive Director of Emily Griffith Technical College and former Chief Legal Counsel for Governor John Hickenlooper
CEO of National Vote at Home Institute and former Director of Elections for the City and County of Denver
Stephanie Donner and Amber McReynolds will speak about their new book, "When Women Vote" which highlights the challenges Americans—and particularly women—face when trying to vote in our current system. Stephanie and Amber will make the case for removing bias in the voting process by sharing stories and experiences of women voters and leaders throughout the United States.
All proceeds support the CWBA Foundation's scholarships for CU and DU Law students and their new Community College of Denver paralegal scholarship.
Unable to attend? Make a Donation
Questions? Please contact the CWBA Foundation event organizers:
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For more information or to RSVP contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040.
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Join us online for our popular and fun fall social. It's a great time to learn about our committees and find out ways you can get more involved in the CWBA to enhance your membership.
Open to all members, non-members, students, guests, and friends.
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Join us to celebrate the holiday season, enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and share holiday spirit with friends and colleagues.
We will collect monetary contributions for our nonprofit partner organization at the holiday party.
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.
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