Lost Username or Password? Click here.

July 29-31, 2021 Conference

Jan Spies and Rob Jones, Convention Co-Chairs

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Hotel Reservations

The resort offers FREE CANCELLATION! A card is required to hold the room, but you may cancel up to 24 hours before check-in, so we encourage all attendees to reserve your rooms now.

Please note there are NO alternative hotels in the area, this resort is in a remote location. Therefore, early room registration for the conference is highly encouraged.

 

Upcoming Events

Hurdles to Professional Advancement for the LGBTQ+ Attorney

March 16, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by:
Justice Marquez, CO Supreme Court
Christopher Reeves, Waltz | Reeves
Tessa Becker, VP & Sr. Corp. Counsel, National CineMedia LLC
Ryann Peyton, CAMP
To Learn More and to Register, Click Here

Double Down on DEI Strategies Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; General Liability

March 18, 2021, 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Presented by: Sara Scott, CEO of the Center for Legal Inclusiveness
To Learn More and to Register, Click Here

Writing Workshop # 3 Editing - Illumination Through Elimination Sponsored by: Braddy Investigative Group

March 23, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Presented by:
Marilyn Chappell, Sweetbaum Sands Anderson
and
Brendan Powers, Spies Powers & Robinson
To Learn More and to Register, Click Here

Diversity on the Bench – Is It Really Important If All Judges are Expected to Be Objective? Co-sponsored with the Colorado LGBT Bar Association

April 13, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by:
Justice Marquez (CO Supreme Court)
Judge Fox (CO Ct. of Appeals)
Judge Navarro (CO Ct. of Appeals)
Judge Jill Dorancy (2nd Judicial Dist. Ct Judge)
Judge Gary Jackson (Denver County Court – Ret.)
Christopher Reeves (Waltz | Reeves) - Moderator
To Learn More and to Register, Click Here

Back to Basics: Subpoenas (rescheduled)

April 15, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Christina M. Huszcza and Andrew M. LaFontaine, Stuart S. Jorgensen & Associates
To Learn More and to Register, Click Here

Noodling on New Nuances: A Rumination on Recent Cases and Statutory Updates of Interest to Government Counsel

April 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Allison Ailer, Office of the Colorado Attorney General
Matthew Hegarty, Hall & Evans

To Learn More and to Register, Click Here

Effective Mediations in the Zoom Era

April 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Justice Maria Berkenkotter
To Learn More and to Register, Click Here

New Lawyers (and "seasoned" too) CDLA Trivia Night

April 29, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
To Learn More and to Register, Click Here

More events + details

 

CDLA Membership Application and Renewal

Our members are among the most elite defense attorneys in Colorado. CDLA is a statewide organization that is nearly 750 members strong who benefit from access to resources and tools for legal professionals who strive to provide superior and balanced service to their clients.

CDLA Membership Application and Renewal

Want to contact our legislative committee? Please direct those questions to:

Bo Donegan
Executive Director
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
303-263-6466

 

Covid-19 Resources

We rely heavily on in-person CLEs for our educational seminars, but the COVID-19 virus has changed our method of delivery. Therefore, the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association will conduct webinars and promote them until further notice. The July 2020 Conference has been cancelled but we are excited that in July 2021 two Past Presidents, Jan Spies and Rob Jones will be co-hosting their conference in Tamaya, New Mexico, right outside Santa Fe.

Here are some helpful links:

Click here for COVID-19 Resources.

Click here for COVID-19 Small Business Response Resources.

Click here for official State of Colorado COVID-19 website.

Click here for help and resources from the Colorado Lawyer Assistance program (COLAP).

Download tips for teleworking and staying calm during difficult and changing times.

 

COVID-19 Stay at Home Blues, by Scott Nixon

 

 

 

CDLA Officers

Natalie Lien, President
MPLX-G&P Law

Michele Choe, Vice President
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell

Meredith McDonald, Treasurer
Hall & Evans

Hillary D. Patterson, Secretary
Patterson & Ripplinger

** Note 2021 Conference Chairs:

Jan Spies
Spies Powers & Robinson

Rob Jones
Jeremy R. Maline & Associates

Full list of board members

 

CDLA's Diversity Statement

The Colorado Defense Lawyers Association has the goal of promoting diversity within the legal community and assisting charitable organizations with a relation to the civil defense community. Charity, outreach and diversity must be viewed as a perpetual practice rather than reaching certain numerical markers. Charity, outreach and diversity efforts require sustained commitment, leadership, innovation and financial support. Through the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Foundation ("Foundation"), we are committed to leveraging our collective efforts through partnerships and alliances in order to foster leadership, awareness and communications enabling an environment of good will and inclusiveness within our Association membership. We also are committed to using the Foundation to advance charitable interests or organizations with a relation to the civil defense community, as determined by the Foundation.

Bo Donegan
Executive Director
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
643 Dexter Street
Denver, CO 80220
303-263-6466

Follow Us: