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

    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. 

    • September 29, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online

    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.
    • September 30, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • via webinar

    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. 

    • October 02, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar

    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!

    • October 06, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via webinar

    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

    • October 06, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • via webinar

    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.

    • October 08, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • via webinar

    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.

    "Dare to Lead" is a New York Times best-selling book. Brené Brown has taught us what it means to dare greatly, rise strong, and brave the wilderness. Now, based on new research conducted with leaders, change-makers, and culture shifters, she’s showing us how to put those ideas into practice so we can step up and lead.  Join us Thursday, October 8 to discuss - click the link below to sign up.

    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.

    • October 13, 2020
    • (MDT)
    • via webinar

    Save the date! Details coming soon.  

    • October 14, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online

    Save the date!
    Registration opens soon through the CWBA Foundation's website. 


    A Discussion about the power of women in our democracy.

    Featuring Special Guests:

    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 Votewhich 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

    Please contact the CWBA Foundation event organizers:

    Lauren Schmidt
    CWBAF Board of Directors
    Colorado Outward Bound School
    Katie Reilly
    CWBAF Board of Directors
    Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell

    • October 15, 2020
    • 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • online

    Save the date and time -- details coming soon!

    • October 21, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar

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

    • October 23, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online

    Save the date! Details coming soon. 

    • October 27, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • online

    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. 


    • November 11, 2020
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MST)
    • online

    Save the date! Details and registration coming soon. 

    • December 03, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MST)
    • TBD

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

    • December 03, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MST)
    • TBD
    • 320

    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.

    • 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. 

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