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Upcoming events

    • June 16, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom meeting
    Register

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

    • June 17, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom meeting
    Register


    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 unless rescheduling is needed.

    For more information, please contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Bethany Gorlin and Judge Jaclyn Brown.

    • June 17, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    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 Andrea Bronson and Veronique Van Gheem.

    • June 22, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    This committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Noon 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 & Deborah Yim.

    • June 23, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
    Register

    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 & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs Jennifer Guzman and Beth Robinson.

    • June 24, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Raices Brewing Company, 2060 W. Colfax, Denver

    Click here to register via Colorado Hispanic Bar Association's website.


    • June 25, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom meeting

    Click here to register via APABA's website. 


    Situational Awareness Training

    Dr. Ali Jaffri's virtual program will teach you how to be cognizant of the sights and sounds around you.  It will not cover self-defense moves, but it will provide basic rules & guidelines that enable you to decrease the risk of being assaulted.

    The training will cover cell phone use, parking, idle time, walking alone, being followed, pepper spray, making noise, locking doors, and headphone use.  

    Dr. Jaffri has a doctorate in geology and has been involved in martial arts for 25 years.  During this time, he has cross-trained in Taekwondo, Muay Thai Kickboxing, Sambo, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.  The techniques he teaches are a distillation of what actually works vs. what looks great in movies.  He currently trains in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu at New Era in Northglenn, Colorado.  

    This program is sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationColorado Bar Association, Denver Bar Association, and Colorado Women's Bar Association.

    • June 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online meeting
    Register

    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 Reagan Larkin and Rebekah Watada




    • June 30, 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    Join attorney Jeni Lamb Rogers as she talks about the rapidly changing legal landscape for production of cannabidiol (CBD) and the addition of cannabidiol to foods, beverages, and topical products.  She will discuss the history of cannabidiol in the US, the impact of the 2018 Farm Bill, the slow progress of federal regulation, and the myriad development of different approaches to cannabidiol regulation and labeling across the US. Jeni will also discuss the emergence of lawsuits related to label claims and drug testing as using cannabidiol has become normalized in the consumer experience.

    We look forward to a fun afternoon, so bring your questions!






    Jeni Lamb Rogers, JD, MS

    Partner, PSL Law Group LLC



    CLE credit requested. Program offered by the CWBA Boulder Chapter. 

    • July 06, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
    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 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: 
    Carime Lee and Justine Pierce




    • July 08, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. 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 Alison Connaughty and Laura Wolf

    • July 12, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • TBD
    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 or learn more, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Hermine Kallman and Kendria Pearson.

    • July 13, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    This committee typically meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

    The Mentorship Committee manages CWBA Lift, our mentoring program. The committee also works with our law student liaisons to CU and DU law schools 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 Whitney Travis Kelly and Meagan Moodie.  

    • July 14, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
    Register

    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 & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs Jennifer Guzman and Beth Robinson.

    • July 15, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online

    Determining whether a person is a survivor of trafficking based on the charges with which they have been charged simply doesn’t work. In a recent survey by the National Survivor Network, 60% of survivors of human trafficking reported being arrested for a crime other than prostitution. Survivors of human trafficking can be arrested for a host of charges that they were forced or coerced into committing. This presentation is designed to help attorneys improve identification of survivors of trafficking, assess culpability, and ensure that survivors are not inappropriately punished for or convicted of crimes that were the result of their trafficking.

    In this training, you will learn:

    • What the research says about identifying survivors of human trafficking via screening tools and self-identification.
    • Who should be screening for trafficking, and how they can build trust.
    • The realities of the victim/offender overlap and how to assess culpability.

    Presenters:

    • Jane Anderson, Attorney Advisor with AEquitas
    • Megan Lundstrom, Co-Founder, The Avery Center for Research & Services
    • Colleen Owens, Founder/CEO, The Why

    Offered by the Larimer County Bar Association, CWBA Larimer County Chapter, and the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association. 

    Program is free. CLE credit pending. Registration through American University's MOSAICS. 



    • July 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. 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 Andrea Bronson and Veronique Van Gheem.

    • July 15, 2021
    • 5:00 PM (MDT)
    • Lonesome Buck, 819 9th Street, Greeley, 80631

    Join the CWBA Weld Chapter members for a Summer Happy Hour! 

    RSVP to Kelli Riley at kelli@rileylawllc.com so we can save you a seat!

    • July 21, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

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

    • July 22, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom meeting
    Register


    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 Bethany Gorlin and Judge Jaclyn Brown.

    • July 22, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (MDT)
    • online
    Register


    Spend an evening with Adrian Miller, author of Soul Food: The Surprising Story of an American Cuisine, One Plate at a Timewhich won the 2014 James Beard Foundation Award for Reference and Scholarship, and The President's Kitchen Cabinet: The Story of the African Americans Who Have Fed Our First Families, from the Washingtons to the Obamas, for the preparation of a delicious soulful meal, step-by-step coaching, and Q&A. Moderated by Velveta Golightly-Howell, our very own  2020 Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Award honoree.

    On the menu: Creamy Macaroni and Cheese, Johnetta’s Mixed Greens, Peach Crisp, and a Mint Julep cocktail.

    Event is free with donation!

    The cost to attend is proof of a donation made between June 14 – July 22 to one of the following social justice charities. Although a donation of at least $25 is suggested, any amount is appreciated.

    Register for the event here and then email your donation confirmation to Carolyn Gravit at carolyngravit@cwba.org. Upon our receipt of your registration and donation confirmation, you will receive a grocery shopping list and the recipes for the evening so you can cook along with Mr. Miller. Zoom link will be provided to all registrants.

    Donate to one of four selected social justice charities to participate. Check out Adrian Miller’s website and his Facebook and Instagram pages to see photos from his travels and Soul Food experiences around the country. Friend him on Facebook or Instagram!
    • July 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    This committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Noon 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 & Deborah Yim.

    • August 03, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
    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 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: 
    Carime Lee and Justine Pierce




    • August 05, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom meeting
    Register

    Join us for The 1891 Book Club in August! The next book club's read will be Appealing for Justice: One Lawyer, Four Decades and the Landmark Gay Rights Case: Romer v. Evans by Susan Berry Casey


    Jean Eberhart Dubofsky came of age when trouble was around every corner, fueled by one grave injustice or another. Appealing For Justice is the story of how this shy, unknown, and unheralded woman found her place at the table again and again, then led the way, broke down barriers and helped shape the direction and flow of history. At almost every step, Jean Dubofsky’s story mirrors, reflects, or reveals the depth of the injustice, discrimination, and inequality that lay hidden just beneath the surface of the country we thought ourselves to be.

    • August 09, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • TBD
    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 or learn more, contact Convention Committee Co-Chairs Hermine Kallman and Kendria Pearson.

    • August 10, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    This committee typically meets the second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m.

    The Mentorship Committee manages CWBA Lift, our mentoring program. The committee also works with our law student liaisons to CU and DU law schools 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 Whitney Travis Kelly and Meagan Moodie.  

    • August 11, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
    Register

    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 & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs Jennifer Guzman and Beth Robinson.

    • August 12, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM (MDT)
    • via Zoom
    Register

    The Public Policy Committee typically meets the second Thursday of the month at 9:30 a.m. 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 Alison Connaughty and Laura Wolf

    • August 18, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

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

    • August 19, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

    This committee typically meets on the third Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. 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 Andrea Bronson and Veronique Van Gheem.

    • August 20, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM (MDT)
    • Park Hyatt Beaver Creek
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    Register
    REGISTER NOW FOR OUR AUGUST 20
    "CONVENTION EXTENSION" DARE TO LEAD™ WORKSHOP! 


    If you enjoyed GG Johnston's "Courageous Leadership - A Dare To Lead™ Experience program during Convention, do not miss the very special "Convention Extension" workshop she is presenting for us on Friday, August 20, 2021 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek!


    This live, full-day workshop (6 hours) in Beaver Creek, CO will take a deeper dive into the Dare to Lead™ research. We will focus on developing courage-building skills, including experiential learning and activities based on Dr. Brené Brown’s four identified skills sets: Rumbling with Vulnerability, Living Into Our Values, BRAVING Trust, and Learning to Rise.  You will gain an understanding of these skill sets and the applications of Dr. Brown’s work, walking away with tools to change how you work and lead, and become more courageous in all areas of your life.

    GG Johnston, president of Downstream Partners and a Certified Dare To Lead™ Facilitator, has guided hundreds of people to become more courageous leaders in the face of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. 

    This live workshop is open only to CWBA members, and Convention registrants get the first chance to sign up! Space is limited to 50 participants!

    Registration for the full-day workshop is $200 
    and includes a light breakfast and lunch. 

    Click here to reserve a hotel room at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek.

    • August 24, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    This committee typically meets the fourth Tuesday of each month at Noon 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 & Deborah Yim.

    • August 26, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (MDT)
    • Zoom meeting
    Register


    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 Bethany Gorlin and Judge Jaclyn Brown.

    • September 15, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

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

    • September 23, 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. 

    • October 20, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online
    Register

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

    • December 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MST)
    • Chambers Grant Salon at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Denver
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    Save the date! And let's hope we can all get together in person to celebrate the holiday season, enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and share holiday spirit with friends and colleagues. 

    • May 20, 2022
    • 2:00 PM (MDT)
    • May 22, 2022
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Park Hyatt Resort & Spa in Beaver Creek

    Save the dates of May 20-22, 2022 and plan now to join for the CWBA's 45th Annual Convention at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek!

    Visit www.cwba.org/convention for updates.   

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

    If you are on Facebook, please join our Convention Central Facebook private group page for updates, special details, photos sharing, fun, and more!