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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

How to Become a Better Editor - Practical Tips to Supervise Better End Products

March 5, 2024, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presented by:
Marilyn Chappell, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani, and Brendan Powers, Spies Powers & Robinson
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CDLA Trial Academy March 7-9, 2024 - MVA

March 7, 2024, 7:00 AM
through March 9, 2024,
Nominate Lawyers to Participate in the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association Annual Trial Academy
Practicum organized by
James Johnson, Johnson Bakken Greely Smith, and Betsy Kleger, Bayer & Carey
Limited to 18 students
Applied for 29 hours+ 1 Ethics credit.
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Navigating Attorney & Client Stress

March 12, 2024, 12:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Presented by: Kerry McCarthy COLAP
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Deposition Skills Boot Camp

March 29, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Presented by: Billy-George Hertzke, SGR, LLC
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Statutory Offers and Offers of Judgement

April 11, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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Handling Cases with Pro Se Parties

April 23, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by:
U.S. District Court Judge Charlotte Sweeney
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Maritza Braswell
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Billy-George Hertzke, SGR, LLC
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2024 Annual Conference Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 1, 2024, 6:00 PM
through August 3, 2024,
For call-in bookings, our reservation's departing phone number is: (505) 836-6700. Your guests will use the group code: 2407CODLAW
Host Hotel - Eldorado Hotel & Spa

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