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Upcoming Events

War Stories and Lessons Learned from EEOC Conciliation and Litigation

December 6, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Michelle Magruder, Robinson, Waters & O'Dorisio, and Courtney Kramer, SGR, LLC
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2022 Year in Review of Colorado Worker’s Compensation

December 8, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presented by:
Ms. Amy Kingston, Department of Worker’s Compensation
Stephen Abbott, Esq. City and County of Denver
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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) Proper Operation and Obtaining Accurate Results

December 13, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by:
Compass Consulting Engineers
Michael McCort, President
Colin Wein, Senior Engineer
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Trial Skills Refresher Series: The Art of Cross-Examination

December 15, 2022, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presented by: Thomas S. Rice, SGR, LLC
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Litigator to Judicial Officer Perspective from the Bench of Common Litigation Pitfalls

February 7, 2023, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Honorable Judge LaQunya L. Baker
Arapahoe County Court Judge
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The 2023 Trial Academy will be held April 20, 21 and 22

April 20, 2023, 9:00 AM
through April 23, 2023,
Trial Academy Chairs:
Stuart Jorgensen, Law Office of Stuart Jorgensen
James Johnson, Godfrey Johnson

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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


CDLA Officers

Meredith McDonald, President
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith

Hillary D. Patterson, Vice President
Patterson Ripplinger

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

Stephanie Montague, Secretary
Hall & Evans

Full list of board members


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'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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