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Qualifications for Individuals - Any person:

  1. Who is a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of Colorado, and;
  2. Who will support the purpose and mission of the Association, and;
  3. Who devotes a substantial portion of his or her professional practice to the representation of business, corporate, governmental, insurance, professional or individual civil litigants involving tort, contract, insurance, employment, governmental, or business matters, who does not, for the most part, represent plaintiffs (except for subrogation actions) in personal injury, employment, construction defect or insurance bad faith litigation or claimants in workers' compensation proceedings; and
  4. Who does not personally advertise or in any way solicit clients for the purposes of representing claimants in workers' compensation proceedings or plaintiffs in personal injury or bad faith lawsuits outside the context of subrogation, contribution or indemnification.

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Click here for CDLA Membership Application in fillable PDF format and return with payment to:

Bo Donegan
Colorado Defense Lawyers Association
643 Dexter Street
Denver, CO 80220


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If you'd prefer to apply or renew your membership online, simply complete the form below and click on the submit button.

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By submitting this form, I acknowledge that I was first admitted to the Bar of the State of Colorado in the year shown above. I hereby make application for membership in the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association and acknowledge that:

  1. I am a member in good standing of the Bar of the State of Colorado, and;
  2. I will support the purpose and mission of the Association, and;
  3. I devote a substantial portion of my professional practice to the representation of business, corporate, governmental, insurance, professional or individual civil litigants involving tort, contract, insurance, employment, governmental, or business matters, and do not, for the most part, represent plaintiffs (except for subrogation actions) in personal injury, employment, construction defect or insurance bad faith litigation or claimants in workers' compensation proceedings; and
  4. I do not personally advertise or in any way solicit clients for the purposes of representing claimants in workers' compensation proceedings or plaintiffs in personal injury or bad faith lawsuits outside the context of subrogation, contribution or indemnification.
I hereby acknowledge the foregoing.

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