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    • September 01, 2020
    • (MDT)
    • April 30, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • You choose!
    Register

    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 CornerCheck 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. 



    • January 01, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MST)
    • May 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    Register

    Convention sponsorship opportunities available!

    More Convention info: www.cwba.org/convention 

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


    • March 02, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Via webinar
    Register

    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



    • March 02, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MST)
    • via webinar
    Register

    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 & Michal Lord-Blegen (303) 725-9806.

    • March 05, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (MST)
    • Online
    • 55
    Register

    On What Grounds? is a LIVE Virtual Leadership Café, and we are open for business! 

    Set your coffee makers for March 5 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. 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. We will discuss these questions, share resources, and more!

    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.

    Take a coffee break, refill, and refuel at our next On What Grounds? LIVE Virtual Leadership Café.

    “See” you there!

    • March 08, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Via Webinar
    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 at (303) 317-3239 or Alison Connaughty.


    • March 08, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MST)
    • Online
    Register

    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-Chair Hermine Kallman (720) 628-6480 and Judge Jaclyn Brown

     


    • March 09, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MST)
    • Online
    Register

    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.


    • March 09, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (MST)
    • online

    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 law schools.

    Please save the date and plan to attend the CWBA Foundation for their complimentary reception to celebrate the Circle of Minerva members 


    Questions regarding the Circle of Minerva Gathering? Please contact:

    Maureen Reidy Witt
    CWBAF Board of Directors
    Holland & Hart LLP

    Judge Jill D. Dorancy
    CWBAF Board of Directors



    • March 10, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MST)
    • Online
    Register

    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



    • March 17, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    For more information or to RSVP contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040. 

    • March 18, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar
    Register

    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of each month unless there are scheduling conflicts.  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 Kathryn Starnella and Andrea Bronson.  

    • March 22, 2021
    • 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.




    • March 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    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.
    • April 06, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via webinar
    Register

    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



    • April 06, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • via webinar
    Register

    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 & Michal Lord-Blegen (303) 725-9806.

    • April 08, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • via webinar
    Register

    Join us for The 1891 Book Club discussion for Women's History Month! This book club's read will be My Own Words by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

    The New York Times bestselling book from Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—“a comprehensive look inside her brilliantly analytical, entertainingly wry mind, revealing the fascinating life of one of our generation's most influential voices in both law and public opinion” (Harper’s Bazaar).

    My Own Words “showcases Ruth Ginsburg’s astonishing intellectual range” (The New Republic). In this collection Justice Ginsburg discusses gender equality, the workings of the Supreme Court, being Jewish, law and lawyers in opera, and the value of looking beyond US shores when interpreting the US Constitution. Throughout her life Justice Ginsburg has been (and continues to be) a prolific writer and public speaker. This book’s sampling is selected by Justice Ginsburg and her authorized biographers Mary Hartnett and Wendy W. Williams, who introduce each chapter and provide biographical context and quotes gleaned from hundreds of interviews they have conducted.


    Witty, engaging, serious, and playful, My Own Words is a fascinating glimpse into the life of one of America’s most influential women and “a tonic to the current national discourse” (The Washington Post).
    • April 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar
    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 at (303) 317-3239 or Alison Connaughty.


    • April 12, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    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-Chair Hermine Kallman (720) 628-6480 and Judge Jaclyn Brown

     


    • April 13, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    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.


    • April 14, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    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



    • April 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar
    Register

    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of each month unless there are scheduling conflicts.  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 Kathryn Starnella and Andrea Bronson.  

    • April 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar
    Presented by Sara Stieben, a partner at Hadfield Steiben & Doutt, and Rachel Michael, partner of the Law Office of Rachel A. Michael.  

    Registration and additional program details coming soon. 

    • April 26, 2021
    • 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.




    • April 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    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.
    • May 10, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    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-Chair Hermine Kallman (720) 628-6480 and Judge Jaclyn Brown

     


    • May 20, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar

    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of each month unless there are scheduling conflicts.  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 Kathryn Starnella and Andrea Bronson.  

    • May 21, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • May 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
    • 258

    Plan now to join us in May for the CWBA's 44th Annual Convention!

    Visit www.cwba.org/convention for speakers, updates, sponsors, and more information.   

    Sponsorship opportunities available! Please contact Executive Director Kim Sporrer at execdir@cwba.org.

    • August 31, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Hyatt Regency Denver 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. 

    For more information, visit http://cwbafoundation.org/Raising-the-Bar

    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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