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    • August 10, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar
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    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.


    • August 10, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Conference Call
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    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.

     


    • August 11, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar
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    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.


    • August 11, 2020
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • virtual

    Volunteers are needed to provide legal information and referrals for individuals who can't afford legal services. Legal clinics are currently virtual. Can you help? 

    The Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (CHBA) and Mi Casa Resource Center are hosting a series of weekly legal clinics, each on a single topic. You do not need to be a member of CHBA to volunteer. These virtual one-to-one consultations are 30 minutes each, free to the client, and by appointment only. 

    The CWBA is partnering with CHBA for the August 11 clinic, but you are welcome to also sign up to help with other clinics if you wish or cannot help on this date. 

    Questions? Please contact Evelyn Perez at eperez@micasaresources.org

    • August 12, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via webinar
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    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



    • August 13, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • via webinar

    Enjoy a night of social interaction and wine tasting from the comfort of your own home. Join us on August 13 at 7 p.m. for a delicious night of fun, education, and interaction. Blanchard Family Wines will provide four different 375ml bottles (1/2 standard size) of award-winning Blanchard Family Wines, enough for 2-3 people, and then join us online for a Zoom tasting session with the winery owners and wine educators. We will chat about the wines, the company story, and anything you want to talk about the wine world. 


    Cost: $55.00 (plus tax) includes four half-bottles of wine and wine tasting session

    How to get your wine:  you may pick it up at Blanchard Family Wines, 1855 Blake Street (in the Dairy Block), Denver -- or for $18 the winery will ship it to your home. IF YOU ARE PICKING UP - use the discount code PICKUP to have the delivery charge removed from your order cost. 


    Registration is through the winery's website.
    Questions? Please contact Carolyn Gravit


    • August 14, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • via webinar
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    Remember your Girl Scout days and your quest to fill your sash with as many badges as possible? Just as badges demonstrate a Girl Scout’s success, credentials and recognition demonstrate a lawyer’s success and achievement to potential clients.

    In this free member-benefit webinar, Meranda Vieyra, legal marketer extraordinaire and owner of Denver Legal Marketing, will provide you the information and insights you need to acquire lawyer badges such as a Martindale-Hubbell rating, Super Lawyers recognition, Avvo rating, and Chambers USA recognition.

    Though no CLE credit will be offered for this webinar, you’ll be happy that you took the time to learn how to enhance your appeal to potential clients. A recording will be available to registrants who are unable to attend the live event or wish to refer to it as a resource in the future.


    • August 17, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • online program
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    Join us for another great conversation! Many of you attended the May 14, 2020 CWBA Virtual Convention Gender Equality Session with Magistrate Judge Kristen Mix and Judge Mariana Vielma. The initial conversation was based on responses from CWBA members to survey questions sent in advance of the session on the status of gender equality in the Colorado legal profession, including members’ personal experiences with gender bias in interactions with the courts and the bar. 

    This session was so informative and popular, the CWBA is continuing the conversation! In addition to Judge Mix and Judge Vielma, we are thrilled to have Justice Monica Márquez join the panel. Register now and come ready to have a great conversation. 

    CLE credit requested. 

    • August 19, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar
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    For more information or to RSVP contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040. 

    • August 20, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar
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    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.  

    • August 24, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online meeting
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    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.




    • August 25, 2020
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
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    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.
    • August 28, 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar
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    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, August 28th 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 September chat is one week early to avoid Labor Day plan conflicts.)

    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 August 28 from 8:30-9:30 A.M. and be a part of our next On What Grounds? LIVE Virtual Leadership Café. “See” you there!

    • September 02, 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • online event

    Save the date! Details coming soon. 

    • September 16, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar
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    For more information or to RSVP contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040. 

    • September 17, 2020
    • (MDT)
    • via webinar

    Save the date! Details coming soon.  

    • October 08, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • via webinar
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    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 21, 2020
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Webinar
    Register

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

    • 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.

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