Note: This is one part of a collection of interviews with Colorado’s specialty bar leaders.
LAW WEEK: How do you describe the role of the CWBA and the role of the president of that bar association?
CAT SHEA: Our stated mission is to advance women as leaders in the law. And so I think that is our foremost goal and purpose. We also want to take actions that protect the interests of women and children, generally. A lot of that comes into play in terms of our public policy work.
As far as my job, I see myself as an ambassador for the organization, to talk to people about our mission, build coalitions, get people on board with what we’re doing. And certainly partnering with the other diversity bar presidents.
The CBA and DBA several years ago started a Diversity Council that brings together the heads of the CBA, DBA and then all of the diversity bar associations, and that is a great way for us to put our heads together and collaborate on various projects. A lot of the issues that face one diversity bar face others as well.