Establishing a Commitment to Diversity


“Bar associations are critical vehicles for advancing diversity and inclusivity because we help shape the norms of our profession.”

—ABA, “Diversity in the Legal Profession: The Next Steps” (2010)

2019-2020 Governance & Leadership Diversity & Inclusivity Action Plan

Diversity & Inclusivity Action Plan (short version)
Diversity & Inclusivity Action Plan (long version) 


CBA Strategic Plan: Engage Diverse and Statewide Populations

Engage under-represented and statewide populations by improving and ensuring their inclusion at all levels of the CBA, by building symbiotic relations with specialty bars, by using technology to better reach members statewide, and by strengthening local barassociations. Click here for the complete CBA Strategic Plan.


The Committee

• Patricia Jarzobski, Chair
• John Baker
• Catherine Chan
• Courtney Holm
• Ryann Peyton
• Melissa Schwartz
• Mario Trimble
• Amy Sreenen, CBA Staff


Colorado Lawyer Article

Building bridges and breaking down barriers. Reimagining how we evolve the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations to be more diverse and inclusive. Creating tools to succeed. Having courageous conversations. These are the areas the new CBA and DBA Joint Diversity and Inclusivity Steering Committee is focusing on as the team charged with implementing the bar associations’ diversity and inclusivity goals. Read more.


Colorado Specialty/Diversity Bar Associations

Click here for more information.



American Bar Association
Diversity and Inclusion Resources

Diversity and inclusion: Bar communications play a critical role
By Marilyn Cavicchia


Want to get involved? Have a question or idea to share? Contact Amy Sreenen.