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2022 Annual Conference

August 4-6, 2022

Attendees can expect educational courses relevant to all our membership, including our annual legislative and case law updates; presentations on various topics touching on ethics, construction defect law, damages, employment law, medical malpractice, Fintech, and more; as well hearing from our panel of Judges. Moreover, attendees can also expect fun events celebrating beautiful Snowmass, including gondola rides, bourbon tasting, an alpine coaster, and, as always, phenomenal food and drink.

Click here to download the latest conference brochure and registration form.

Viewline Resort Snowmass (previously the Westin)
Click here to make hotel reservations.

Note, the Resort Fee for this group is waived. It will be reflected upon check-out. There will be no deposit taken on the resort fee. Thank you!

Guests can either call in or email reservations directly.
Email snowmassreservations@limelighthotels.com or call (844) 362.7119, please make sure to reference the group name to receive the discounted rate - CODLA 2022 Annual Conference


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CDLA Diverse Leaders Scholarship Program

CDLA is proud to announce its Diverse Leaders Scholarship Program with the goal of increasing diverse leadership within the CDLA. For the 2021-2022 year, CDLA's Board of Directors will select two individuals for admission into the program.

Individuals selected into the program will commit to serving CDLA for a two year term by: (a) serving on the Professionalism & Education, Amicus or Legislative Committee; or (b) supporting the Conference Chair for the CDLA summer conference; or (c) assisting with CDLA's annual Trial Academy.

In return, CDLA will waive membership fees for the two years of the program and will pay registration and hotel fees for the member to attend CDLA's summer conference in the second year of the program. (If not a current member, you will automatically be enrolled as a member for 2 years)

To learn more click here.


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


What to do if your email service provider is blocking our listserv postings

It is an unfortunate consequence of everyone's email servers fighting against the barrage of unsolicited and/or malicious email that we experience in today's digital world. But if you find yourself suddenly not receiving posts, the blacklist that your firm or email service provider uses may prevent the delivery of messages from CDLA's listserv posts. Here is a link with information and potential solutions.


CDLA Officers

Michele Choe, President
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell

Meredith McDonald, Vice President
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

Hillary D. Patterson, Treasurer
Patterson & Ripplinger

Robert B. Hinckley, Jr., Secretary
Buchalter Law Firm

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

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