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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 Corner! Check 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.
Convention sponsorship opportunities available!
More Convention info: www.cwba.org/convention
The Programs Committee typically meets at Noon on the fourth Monday of each month.
For more information about this committee or to RSVP for this meeting, please contact Programs Committee Chairs Hannah Westmont or Kate Russell.
New Year - New Goals!
Join us for our Winter Social and Goal-Setting Session!
Let’s start 2021 off on the right foot and get your goals in line so you can achieve great things this year!
Vanessa Shaw is a highly accredited and internationally recognized business success coach and is CEO and Founder of The Business Growth Academy. She will lead us in a free goal-setting session.
The virtual event includes a presentation by Vanessa Shaw followed by breakout sessions led by business coach moderators who are also CWBA members.
We'll also hear from Marika Rietsema Ball about new goals and partnership opportunities for young lawyers to get involved in this year with the Center for Legal Inclusiveness (CLI) Young Lawyers Division. Marika serves as Chair-Elect of the CLI Young Lawyers Division and is an Associate Attorney at Jones and Keller P.C.
Breakout Session Moderators:
The event is free for CWBA members | $10 for guests/non-members
Open to all members, non-members, students, guests, and friends.
Save the date! Registration and details coming soon.
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
This committee typically meets the first Tuesday of each month.
For more information about this committee, contact Mentorship Committee Co-Chairs Elizabeth Meck (303) 335-1412 & Michal Lord-Blegen (303) 725-9806.
Are you looking for a way to make a difference without leaving your home or office? If so please join us at Denver Legal Night. Everyone can help regardless of legal specialty area.
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?
These virtual one-to-one consultations are 45 minutes each, free to the client, and by appointment only. Volunteers will have no more than 4 clients during the clinic. Interpreters are available and will be conferenced in by the attorney.
The CWBA is partnering with Colorado Lawyers Committee for this clinic. Please click here to register through their volunteer site.
Public Policy Committee members, join us as we get together (virtually) to celebrate the start of another legislative session. Please RSVP if you are able to attend! We hope to see you.
For more information, contact Public Policy Committee Co-Chairs Alison Connaughty or Meagan Moodie.
On What Grounds? is a LIVE Virtual Leadership Café, and we are open for business!
How are you handling working from home 12 months after COVID?
What challenges are holding you back?
How are you continuing to build your book of business when you can't meet as you used to?
Set your coffee makers for February 5 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. 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. We will discuss these questions, share resources, and more!
This Café is going to be dedicated to YOU and the challenges you are facing right now. We are going to host an open forum, where your questions and topics will direct the discussion. We will chat about what is REALLY keeping you up at night, and we will all be there to support you, in both your personal and professional goals. So, whatever is on your mind is fodder for conversation. Learn tricks, resources, and new habits from your colleagues and friends!
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.
Take a coffee break, refill, and refuel on February 5 from 8:30-9:30 a.m. at our next On What Grounds? LIVE Virtual Leadership Café.
“See” you there!
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 at (303) 317-3239 or Alison Connaughty.
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 and Judge Jaclyn Brown.
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.
Save the date! Details coming soon.
This committee typically meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month. New members always welcome!
For more information, please contact our Diversity & Inclusion Committee Co-Chairs Ruchi Kapoor and Jennifer Guzman.
Join us for The 1891 Book Club!
For more information or to RSVP contact the CWBA office at (303) 831-1040.
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.
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.
Join us for The 1891 Book Club discussion for Women's History Month!
This book club's read will be My Own Words by Ruth Bader Ginsburg.