Annual Events & Committees


Sojourn fundraiser

The Sojourn Fundraiser is held in October.  Members of this committee help find a date and location for the event, secure sponsors, create flyers, and advertise the event.  CIWBA seeks firms and local businesses to sponsor the event to cover the costs of the location and food so that the cost of attendance can be donated to Sojourn.  If you would like to join the Sojourn Fundraiser committee or sponsor the event, please contact the CIWBA president.

Quarterly luncheons

CIWBA hosts luncheons in September, November, February, and April at Maldaner's.  Each luncheon features a different speaker.  Attendees earn 0.75 hour of CLE credit.  The luncheon committee secures speakers for each luncheon, creates flyers advertising the date, collects RSVPs, and communicates the final count with Maldaner's staff.  If you would like to be on this committee or speak at a luncheon, please contact the CIWBA president.

Take your child to work day

Take Your Child to Work Day is held on the last Thursday in April.  CIWBA puts on a mock trial for kids ages 3 and up.  The mock trial has a fairy tale or Disney story theme and teaches the children about the aspects of a trial.  Judge Sue Myerscough has been an enthusiastic partner of this event for many years.  The responsibilities of this committee include coordinating the event with Judge Myerscough and her staff, choosing a script, finding volunteers to play the parts, and purchasing cookies and punch for the children to enjoy afterwards.  If you would like to join this committee, please contact the CIWBA president.

Judicial reception

The Judicial Reception typically takes place in May.  All local attorneys and current and retired judges are invited to enjoy cocktails and appetizers and network at this event.  The Judicial Reception committee is responsible for securing a date and location, creating save the dates and invitations, inviting current and retired judges, and collecting RSVPs and payments at the event.  If you would like to join this committee, please contact the CIWBA president.