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About CDLA

CDLA is a statewide organization that is nearly 800 members strong, is dedicated to the defense of civil actions and the promotion of fairness and integrity in the civil justice system.

The organization is comprised of attorneys who defend the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation. CDLA members benefit from access to resources and tools for legal professionals who strive to provide superior and balanced service to their clients. CDLA is host to five substantive committees whose focus is to develop ongoing and critical dialogue about areas of practice.

Some of our membership benefits include:

CDLA has served the defense bar for over 30 years and focuses on five main goals:

Upcoming Events

Defending the Absent Client at Trial Presented by: Haley Maglieri, Messner Reeves

June 4, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 AM
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Bashor / Nunn Follow Up, Anticipating the Setup Attempts; Heather Salg, Messner Reeves

June 11, 2020, 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Protective Orders in First and Third Party Cases; Frank Patterson, Patterson Ripplinger

June 16, 2020, 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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A Panel Perspective on the Challenges of Defending Under a Wrap Policy, Ivan Sarkissian, McConaughy & Sarkissian; Brad Ramming, Sweetbaum Sands Anderson; Kate Strauss, Cotney Construction Law

June 18, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Ethics CLE - Protecting Yourself and Your Client: Ethics for the Insurance Defense Lawyer; Kendra Beckwith and Katherine Otto, Messner Reeves

June 30, 2020, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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