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    • September 01, 2020
    • (MDT)
    • April 30, 2021
    • (MDT)
    • You choose!

    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 CornerCheck 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. 

    • January 01, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MST)
    • May 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)

    Convention sponsorship opportunities available!

    More Convention info: www.cwba.org/convention 

    Contact CWBA Executive Director Kim Sporrer at (303 831-1040) or execdir@cwba.org.

    • April 21, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM (MDT)
    • virtual

    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.

    • April 22, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar

    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.

    For more information, please contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Jessie Pellant (720) 443-1443 & Bethany Gorlin (586) 489-8272.

    • April 23, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (MDT)
    • Webinar
    Presenters: Sara Stieben, a partner at Hadfield Steiben & Doutt, and Rachel Michael, partner of the Law Office of Rachel A. Michael.  

    Registration is free - RSVP required. Approved for 2 CLE credits. 

    Presented by the Larimer County Bar Association and the CWBA Larimer County Chapter

    • April 26, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online meeting

    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.

    • April 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online

    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.
    • May 04, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via webinar

    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 

    • May 04, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • Online

    This committee typically meets the first Tuesday of each month.

    The Mentorship Committee manages CWBA Lift, our mentoring program. The committee also works with our law student liaisons to CU and DU Law 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 Elizabeth Meck (303) 335-1412 & Michal Lord-Blegen (303) 725-9806.

    • May 07, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (MDT)
    • Online
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    On What Grounds? is a LIVE Virtual Leadership Café, and we are open for business! 

    Set your coffee makers for May 7 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. 

    On What Grounds? is a LIVE Virtual Leadership Café that 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 at our next On What Grounds? LIVE Virtual Leadership Café.

    “See” you there!

    • May 10, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online

    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


    • May 11, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (MDT)
    • Via Zoom

    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.

    • May 13, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (MDT)
    • Online
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    The CWBA has formed an Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination in the Judicial System to track our progress towards internal and external reforms as prioritized following our February Town Hall on the Colorado judicial crisis.

    The Committee is chaired by CWBA Board Member Kathryn Starnella, and working groups will provide updates on actions taken thus far and upcoming plans. 

    If this is your first meeting, please select your working group interest when registering. If you have already been assigned to a working group, please select that group:

    1. Judicial Evaluation, Discipline, and Retention Reform
    2. Office of Independent Monitor 
    3. Law Students/Law Clerks/Law Schools
    4. CLE Development

    • May 21, 2021
    • 7:00 AM (MDT)
    • May 22, 2021
    • 12:00 PM (MDT)
    • Online

    Plan now to join us online on Friday, May 21 for the CWBA's 44th Annual Convention! Click here to see the schedule and exciting line-up of speakers. 

    "ALL Sessions” Registration Includes All Sessions on Friday, May 21; the Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Awards Celebration; the Annual Meeting/Board Election and Passing The Gavel Celebration; and a bonus Vision Board Workshop on Saturday, May 22 (7 CLE Credits Requested).

    CWBA Members: $225
    Nonmembers/Guests: $300 (join or renew at 50% off and save $75!)
    Law Students: $50
    Speakers: $50 (for those who wish to attend all sessions) 

    Pay What You Can: If you are experiencing financial hardship due to COVID-19 or other reasons, we are offering CWBA members the option to pay what you can. To do so, please select this registration type, make your contribution by clicking here, and you will be automatically registered for all online sessions -- does NOT include food order. (You may purchase food separately as part of your registration.)

    Alternatively, you may elect to attend ONLY the Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Awards Celebration and/or the Annual Meeting/Board Election and Passing The Gavel Celebration for FREE.

    Treat Yourself to a Lead Beyond Nosh Box created by Footers Catering! 

    Attendees have the opportunity to purchase a Nosh Box that serves two and includes charcuterie with numerous meats, cheeses, nuts & berries, fresh burrata, crackers, French macarons, almond meringue cookies, and more! 
    (DF, GF, NF, Vegan options available)

    COST: $45.00 per guest, includes delivery costs within 50 miles of downtown Denver. Please let us know if you are outside the 50-mile radius of downtown Denver, and we will provide you with some catering options. 

    Delivery will be Thursday, May 20, 2021. You may view a complete menu with dietary options and complete a form with required delivery information as part of registration by clicking REGISTER. Ordering deadline is May 5, 2021.

    isit www.cwba.org/convention for more info about speakers, updates, sponsors, and more information.   

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

    • May 21, 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM (MDT)
    • Online via Zoom

    Purchase your congratulatory ad sponsorship now for the Annual Mary Lathrop Trailblazer Award Reception on Friday, May 21, 2021 online via Zoom during the CWBA's 44th Annual Convention. 

    Meet our 2020 Honoree:
    Velveta Golightly-Howell 
    Meet our 2021 Honoree:
    Judge Karen Ashby

    An e-program is distributed to all attendees of the Mary Lathrop Reception and to guests of Mrs. Howell and Judge Ashby. Our honorees' family, friends, colleagues, and supporters have the opportunity to purchase a congratulatory ad to recognize the honors.

    A half-page ad (4'' h x 5'' w) is $100, and a full-page ad (8'' h x 5" w) is $200.  The ads are displayed in full color. (Click here to see the 2019 program for your reference.) We prefer to receive all ads already designed, but we can help if needed. The deadline to purchase and submit an ad is April 30, 2021.

    We'd be delighted to have you join us for the Mary Lathrop Award Lunchtime Celebration on Friday, May 21. To register for the free event only, please select the "Mary Lathrop Awards Only" option for our Convention registration You may also choose to purchase a Luncheon Nosh Box for $45. 

    Thank you.

    • May 22, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM (MDT)
    • Via Zoom

    Virtual Board Leadership Summit & Breakfast for CWBA Board Members (incoming and outgoing) and CWBA Foundation Board Members.

    • June 03, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM (MDT)
    • via webinar

    Join us for The 1891 Book Club in June! The next book club's read will be The Making of Asian America by Erika Lee.

    Awarded the 2015 -2016 Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in Adult Non-Fiction from the American Library Association

    The Making of Asian America shows how generations of Asian immigrants and their American-born descendants have made and remade Asian American life, from sailors who came on the first Trans-Pacific ships in the 1500 to the Japanese Americans incarcerated during World War II. Over the past 50 years, a new Asian America has emerged out of community activism and the arrival of new immigrants and refugees. No longer a “despised minority,” Asian Americans are now held up as America’s “model minorities” in ways that reveal the complicated role that race still plays in the United States.
    • August 31, 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. 

    • 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. 

Colorado Women's Bar Association • P.O. Box 1918 • Denver, CO 80201
Telephone (303) 831-1040 • Email: execdir@cwba.org

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