The CWBA Publications Committee meets the second Monday of each month at Noon. For more information or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Publications Committee Co-Chairs Genet Johnson at (720)452-2540 or Jessie Pellant at (720)443-1443.
For more information or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Legal Services Committee Co-Chairs Sarah Domke at (720) 201-3246 or Erika Holmes at (303) 653-9120.
The Programs Committee typically meets at Noon on the fourth Wednesday of each month. For more information about this committee or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Programs Committee Co- Chairs Casey Cassinis at (303) 410-7708 or Debbie O'Neil at (303) 785-7681.
Join the Colorado Women’s Bar Association and In This Together Media (ITTM) for an introspective, irreverent, and fun evening with
State Representative Leslie Herod, Philadelphia-based writer and filmmaker Imran Siddiquee, Holocaust Survivor Fanny Starr, Girls Athletic Leadership Schools Founder Liz Wolfson, and Denver School Board Candidate and recent Manual High School Graduate Tay Anderson, moderated by ITTM founder Saira Rao.
These extraordinary contributors to ITTM’s latest anthology will share their stories of refusing to take no for an answer when they faced barriers due to their identities, and of personal and professional success against the odds. All proceeds will benefit the CWBA’s lobbying efforts on behalf of issues like anti-discrimination, pay equity, paid family and medical leave, reproductive rights and women’s health care, and anti-trafficking.
State Representative Leslie Herod represents House District 8 in the Colorado State House of Representatives as the first LGBT woman of color to serve in that body. Raised by a single mother who was an officer in the Army Nurse Corps, Leslie grew up all over the world. She began her career in public policy immediately after college, and became a Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Bill Ritter, Jr., specializing in social services, criminal justice, mental health, specific issues relating to senior citizens, and anti-poverty issues.
Fanny Starr is a Holocaust survivor. She and her family were locked up in the Lodz Ghetto in September 1939. Her husband Zesa Starr was then captured as a Prisoner of War, labeled a Jew, and sent to Posen Concentration Camp. Ms. Starr and her husband were held as slave laborers in concentration camps for six long years. Today, Ms. Starr speaks out to fight Holocaust denial and to keep the "faith that humanity can learn from its mistakes."
Imran Siddiquee is a writer and filmmaker, based in Philadelphia, focused on the intersection of race and gender. He was on the founding staff of The Representation Project, where he led large-scale campaigns to call out sexism in the media. In 2014, he gave a TEDx talk called “How Hollywood Can Tell Better Love Stories,” discussing the relationship between cinematic representation and empathy. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, and The Week, among other publications.
Liz Wolfson competed in Division I hockey as a young woman. After college, she worked to help CEOs and philanthropists reach their goals for many years, then had a vision of her own and founded the GALS school, which emphasizes comprehensive health at school. GALS has grown to 350 students in grades 6-11, with its first graduating class in 2018, and is the first Colorado home-grown educational network to expand beyond the state.
Tay Anderson is the youngest school board candidate in Denver history at age 19. He has served as the Manual High School Student Body President and Chair of the Colorado High School Democrats, overcoming personal challenges including homelessness and the long-term hospitalization of his beloved grandmother. He believes that every student is bigger than the narrative told about her.
Moderator Saira Rao is a graduate of the University of Virginia and NYU School of Law. Before co-founding ITTM, she practiced at a large New York firm and wrote the satirical novel Chambermaid, about her experiences as a judicial law clerk. At ITTM, Saira aims to increase the diversity represented in children’s media so that children like her daughter can see themselves in the stories they see and hear.
Cocktail reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m. prior to event.
Thank you to our event sponsors:Hall & Evans, LLC
Childs McCune, LLC
Lowrey Parady, LLC
Sweeney and Bechtold, LLC
For more information about this committee or to RSVP, contact Professional Advancement Committee Co-Chair Elizabeth Howard at (815) 353-6595 or Kym Smiley at (720) 508-6618.
The Convention Committee meets at 5:45 p.m. on the second Monday of each month.
To get involved or to RSVP for this meeting, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Emma Garrison at (303) 244-1878 or Alli Gerkman at (303) 871-6612.
For more information or to RSVP contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040.
Sponsorships now available. Registration opens soon. For more information, visit
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.
Join the CWBA's Larimer County Chapter for a free video replay of this popular CLE offered earlier this year in Denver.
This is the final program of a three-part video series that addresses advancing women in the law through claiming our value.
For the third and final event in our Claiming Your Value series, we will bring together all we have already addressed and show you how to develop and draft proposals to present to your firm or employer for the changes you may be experiencing, and for ensuring you maintain your value throughout your career. During this program, our panelists will be giving specific, pointed tools for helping you draft and present your proposals to your firm or employer for the transitions you may be experiencing.
Registration is free. Two general CLE credits requested.
The training will include background about the CWBA's Judicial Committee, the nomination and appointment process, a review of how to perform due diligence, and a discussion about being aware of implicit bias in the due diligence process.
Seating for the training is limited and open initially to current committee members.
For more information, please contact Judicial Committee Co-Chairs Sara Bellamy or Elizabeth Meck.
Details coming soon.
Come learn the essential legal skills necessary to develop and maintain lasting client relationships
from real and experienced General Counsel.
You'll hear from:
Panel presentation followed by a moderated discussion to include the following topics: consider your marketing strategy; be a relationship builder; your emotional intelligence and business acumen; be efficient and add value; and, alternative billing arrangements.
Join us for this popular annual breakfast event! Giving you a unique opportunity to meet and hear from legislators (current and newly elected) about issues at the State Capitol that are important to the CWBA.
$65 per person | $220 for group of four
All proceeds from this fundraiser support the CWBA Lobbyist Fund, therefore no portion of ticket sales or other donations are tax deductible.
Join us to celebrate the holiday season, enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and share holiday spirit with friends and colleagues.
As always, CWBA members attend for free. Non-members and guests welcome: please register for $30.
This year's holiday party nonprofit partner will be selected this Fall. We will collect monetary contributions at the holiday party.
Many thanks to Haddon, Morgan & Foreman for hosting us again this year at their lovely mansion.
Save the dates and plan to join us for the CWBA's 41st Annual Convention and the Mary Lathrop Awards Reception at The Sebastian-Vail in Vail, Colorado.
Visit www.cwba.org/convention for more info.
Registration opens in March 2018.
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