UPCOMING EVENTS

    • September 15, 2021
    • 12:00 PM
    • May 15, 2022
    • 12:00 PM

    Convention sponsorship opportunities available soon for our 45th Annual Convention! May 20-22, 2022 at the Park Hyatt Beaver Creek

    www.cwba.org/convention 

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


    • September 27, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    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

    • September 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 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.

    • October 01, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
    • via Zoom
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    Register

    Join us for On What Grounds? A Live Virtual Leadership Café!

    How are you networking these days (virtual, in-person, or both)? What has worked well for you during the last 18 months and what hasn’t? What new strategy or habit will you continue post-pandemic? What’s your ideal referral? Who are you looking to meet?

    Join Miranda Hawkins and CWBA Board Member Harshwinder "Harshy" Kaur Badhesha as they discuss these questions with the group and share networking tips. Come prepared to do some actual networking at this Café!


    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!

    • October 01, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • El Paso County Combined Courts, 270 S. Tejon St., Colorado Springs

    Please join us at the El Paso County Combined Courts, 270 S Tejon St – in the Jury Room – for our annual appreciation luncheon for judges and their staff. We will be providing lunch from La Casita Mexican Grill. 

    • October 01, 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Home of Claire Havelda - Fort Collins
    Register

    Join the CWBA Larimer Chapter for a Fall Social!  All are welcome - you do not need to be a member to attend. 

    Please RSVP by September 29, 2021 to chavelda@fcgov.com 


    • October 06, 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • 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.

    • October 11, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Online via Zoom
    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.

    • October 12, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Via Zoom
    Register

    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.

    For more information, contact Membership Committee Co-Chairs Bethany Gorlin and Judge Jaclyn Brown.
    • October 12, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • 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.  

    • October 13, 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Polsinelli, 1401 Lawrence St #2300, Denver, CO 80202
    Register

    Please join us for this signature event of the CWBA! 

    A Unique Opportunity To Gain Insiders' Perspectives
    On The 
    Judicial Nominating Process

    Colorado needs more women and people of diverse backgrounds on the bench! Are you ready? Is being on the bench the right fit and next career move for you? 

    Whether you are thinking about applying to the bench next month or in years to come, this program will give you the tools to succeed!

    Join us for a highly informative session to prepare you to not just "get benched" but to "storm the bench" in a big way.  

    Thank You To Our Program Sponsor

    • October 13, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • 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.

    • October 14, 2021
    • 9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
    • 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

    • October 14, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Online
    Register

    This committee is meeting on the second (rather than the third) Thursday this 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 Andrea Bronson and Veronique Van Gheem.

    • October 15, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Webinar

    Join us for a free CLE program! Colorado Court of Appeals Judge Sueanna Johnson will moderate a panel of three speakers for a discussion about the unique experiences of practicing attorneys and judges living with disabilities.  

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

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

    • October 21, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    Invitation-only event. The 2021 gathering will be virtual and hosted by our 2019-2020 Past President Sarah Parady.  All CWBA Past Presidents are invited and encouraged to attend.

    Questions? Please contact Sarah Parady or reach out to Executive Director Kim Sporrer at the CWBA office: 303-831-1040 or execdir@cwba.org

    • October 22, 2021
    • 7:30 PM
    • John Hand Theater - Denver

    Join us for a fun night of theater for "Sisters In Law,a play by L.A. attorney and screenwriter Jonathan Shapiro, based on the book of the same name by Linda Hirshman.  It depicts the relationship between U.S. Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. The play will be presented by Theater Or. 


    • October 25, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • via Zoom
    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

    • October 26, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • 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.

    • October 26, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
    • RiNo Beer Garden, 3800 Walnut Street, Denver

    Join us for our popular and fun fall social. It's a great time to learn about our committees and find out ways you can get more involved in the CWBA to enhance your membership.

    Open to all members, non-members, students, guests, and friends. Admission price includes one drink plus appetizers and lots of great networking. Bring your business cards! 

       


    • October 28, 2021
    • 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
    • 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.

    • November 04, 2021
    • 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
    • via Zoom
    Register

    Join us for The 1891 Book Club in November! The next book club's read will be Thank You for Voting: The Maddening, Enlightening, Inspiring Truth About Voting in America by Erin Geiger Smith.

    In this concise, lively look at the past, present, and future of voting, a journalist examines the long and continuing fight for voting equality, why so few Americans today vote, and innovative ways to educate and motivate them; included are checklists of what to do before election day to prepare to vote and encourage others.
    • December 02, 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Chambers Grant Salon at the Ellie Caulkins Opera House - Denver
    • 320

    Save the date! And let's hope we can all get together in person in a beautiful venue to celebrate the holiday season, enjoy drinks and hors d'oeuvres, and share holiday spirit with friends and colleagues. 

    • February 11, 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hogan Lovells,1601 Wewatta St #900, Denver, CO 80202

    The CWBA, Colorado Legal Services, and Project Safeguard present this valuable day of training to learn about the Permanent Protection Orders (PPO) process. 

    Participants will earn CLE credits and have the opportunity to gain courtroom experience and make a difference by volunteering for pro bono cases at PPO hearings. 

    Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snacks provided.  

    • May 20, 2022
    • 2:00 PM
    • May 22, 2022
    • 12:00 PM
    • 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 the Convention webpage 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! 

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Telephone: (303) 831-1040

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