Join the discussion on how CWBA members can help women in neighboring states who will be impacted by the Dobbs decision made by the U.S. Supreme Court.
WAYS TO HELP COLORADO REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE ORGANIZATIONS https://www.cwba.org/Reproductivejustice-resources
Set your coffee makers for 8:30 a.m. on July 1, 2022, for the next session of On What Grounds? A Live Virtual Leadership Café. On the first Friday of every month, join CWBA President-Elect Emma Garrison and fellow CWBA members for coffee, connection, and career leadership lessons.
On What Grounds? A Live Virtual Leadership Café invites 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. “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!
The Zoom link will be included in your RSVP confirmation email.
Through the CWBA's website, our blog The 1891, the newsletter The Advocate, 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:
Justine Pierce and Chelsea Augelli.
Join us for The 1891 Book Club on Thursday, July 7. The next book club's read will be The Light of Days: The Untold Story of Women Resistance Fighters in Hitler's Ghettos by Judy Batalion.
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Also on the USA Today, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Globe and Mail, Publishers Weekly, and Indie bestseller lists.
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One of the most important stories of World War II, already optioned by Steven Spielberg for a major motion picture: a spectacular, searing history that brings to light the extraordinary accomplishments of brave Jewish women who became resistance fighters—a group of unknown heroes whose exploits have never been chronicled in full, until now.
Witnesses to the brutal murder of their families and neighbors and the violent destruction of their communities, a cadre of Jewish women in Poland—some still in their teens—helped transform the Jewish youth groups into resistance cells to fight the Nazis. With courage, guile, and nerves of steel, these “ghetto girls” paid off Gestapo guards, hid revolvers in loaves of bread and jars of marmalade, and helped build systems of underground bunkers. They flirted with German soldiers, bribed them with wine, whiskey, and home cooking, used their Aryan looks to seduce them, and shot and killed them. They bombed German train lines and blew up a town’s water supply. They also nursed the sick, taught children, and hid families.
Yet the exploits of these courageous resistance fighters have remained virtually unknown.
As propulsive and thrilling as Hidden Figures, In the Garden of Beasts, and Band of Brothers, The Light of Days at last tells the true story of these incredible women whose courageous yet little-known feats have been eclipsed by time. Judy Batalion—the granddaughter of Polish Holocaust survivors—takes us back to 1939 and introduces us to Renia Kukielka, a weapons smuggler and messenger who risked death traveling across occupied Poland on foot and by train. Joining Renia are other women who served as couriers, armed fighters, intelligence agents, and saboteurs, all who put their lives in mortal danger to carry out their missions. Batalion follows these women through the savage destruction of the ghettos, arrest and internment in Gestapo prisons and concentration camps, and for a lucky few—like Renia, who orchestrated her own audacious escape from a brutal Nazi jail—into the late 20th century and beyond.
Powerful and inspiring, featuring twenty black-and-white photographs, The Light of Days is an unforgettable true tale of war, the fight for freedom, exceptional bravery, female friendship, and survival in the face of staggering odds.
NPR's Best Books of 2021
National Jewish Book Award, 2021
Canadian Jewish Literary Award, 2021
The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Monday of the month at Noon. New members always welcome!
For more information, contact Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs Meagan Moodie, Ariana Busby, and Ellen Trachman.
The Convention Committee typically meets at 5:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month unless there are scheduling conflicts. You may choose to attend either in person or via Zoom.
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 or learn more, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Kendria Pearson and Sally Roller.
This committee typically meets the second Tuesday of each month at Noon unless there is a necessary schedule change. All members welcome to attend at any time!
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.
This committee typically meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.
For more information about this committee, contact Mentorship Committee Co-Chairs Whitney Travis Kelly and Karin Williamson.
This committee typically meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. 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, Equity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs Jenipher Jones and Azra Taslimi.
Join us for our popular and fun summer social. Open to all members, non-members, students, guests, and friends. For this year's event we'll be on the terrace at Moye White. Get excited for the return of the frosé machine!
Admission price includes two drink tickets and delicious appetizers, plus lots of great networking. Bring your business cards or LinkedIn QR codes.
Many thanks to Moye White for hosting us on their terrace for this year's event!
The Programs Committee typically meets at Noon on the third Tuesday 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 Hon. Rebekah Watada and Natalie Petrucci.
Board members are encouraged to attend in person. Virtual attendance via Zoom is also available. PLEASE RSVP to help us with an accurate count for planning. For more information or for RSVP assistance, contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040.
This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. 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 Christine Washburn and Judge Colleen Clark.
Click here to sign up to volunteer.
CWBA members are encouraged to volunteer for a pro se asylum clinic for Afghan Parolees being held in partnership with International Rescue Committee (IRC). In the absence of an Afghan Adjustment Act, most Afghans paroled into the United States during the evacuation will need to apply for asylum to gain legal permanent residence in the United States eventually.
Both legal and non-legal volunteers for AM and PM shifts are needed. We will be training volunteers who can take a shift for the IRC clinic.
Download the flier here and sign up here.
This committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Noon.
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 partnerships with local nonprofits; a recent training on Title IX; 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 Dawn Gould & Deborah Yim.
Welcome, new members! Come join us to meet people, ask questions, and learn more about the CWBA. These lunches are typically held the fourth Thursday of each month at Noon.
For more information, please contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs.
Please join us at Rule 105 Brewery from 5:30 - 7:30 PM in Greeley for a special visit with CWBA President Kathryn Starnella, followed by a happy hour.
Let's walk around Wash Park together -- dogs are welcome!
If interested in this informal group activity, please RSVP. Meet-up details to be provided.
Special invitation for CWBA law student members and participants of the CWBA LIFT! Mentoring Program!
Join us Tuesday, August 30 at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion around mentoring relationships and their impact on career development. You will receive valuable insight and advice from the Rock Star Mentors on cultivating meaningful mentorships and how those relationships can impact your life, personally and professionally.
CLE credit will be requested for this free event.
Free show! Doors open at 6 pm for seating, show at 7 pm, more details here.
If interested, please RSVP here for updates on the meeting location and details. Families and friends are welcome!
This year's theme, "Women Who 'Manage' To Raise The Bar: Honoring Managing Partners," will honor women attorneys who have distinguished themselves as managing partners of law firms big and small. These leading ladies are not only making significant contributions to their law firms, they are also paving the way for all the women leaders who will follow in their footsteps.
Four amazing women will be honored this year:
JENNIFER L. EVANS, Office Managing Partner, Polsinelli, PC
KRISTIN L. LENTZ, Co-Managing Partner, Davis Graham & Stubbs LLP
HEATHER CARSON PERKINS, Former Managing Partner & Current Board Member, Faegre Drinker
ELIZABETH SHARRER, Senior Counsel & Immediate Past Firm Chair, Holland & Hart LLP
The evening is always a memorable one with about 400 attendees gathering to celebrate the accomplishments of the honorees and to thank them for paving the way for other women in Colorado and around the nation.
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.
Convention sponsorship opportunities opening soon for our 46th Annual Convention May 19-21, 2023 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.
Download the Sponsorship Packet here.
Save the date and plan to join us for our wonderful Annual Holiday Party at a beautiful venue! We hope you will join us to celebrate the holiday season. We will enjoy festive drinks, appetizers, and dessert creations from the Kevin Taylor Restaurant Group, and share the holiday spirit with friends and colleagues.
Join us for lots of holiday cheer and warm-hearted giving to our charity partner to be announced this fall.
We will also announce our 2023 Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Award Honoree!
Save the dates and plan now to join us May 19-21, 2023, for the CWBA's 46th Annual Convention at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek Resort and Spa!
Visit the Convention webpage for details and updates.
If you are on Facebook, please join our Convention Central Facebook private group page for updates, special details, photos sharing, fun, and more! Questions? Please contact Executive Director Kim Sporrer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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