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Our Mission

The Colorado Defense Lawyers Association is a nonprofit association that exists to support and serve the interests of lawyers principally involved in the defense of civil litigation. As a group of legal professionals who strive to provide superior and balanced service to their clients, we are committed to the following:

  1. Enhancing the skills, effectiveness, and professionalism of Colorado defense lawyers;
  2. Anticipating and addressing, where possible, issues significant to the defense of civil matters and the civil justice system;
  3. Promoting among all lawyers involved in civil litigation the highest standards of professionalism, civility, and courtesy in the conduct of trials and related proceedings, while promoting an appreciation of the role of the defense lawyer;
  4. Encouraging and promoting better communication and relations between lawyers engaged in the defense of civil cases and the people, entities, and judges involved in civil litigation;
  5. Improving the civil justice system and the legal profession; and
  6. Developing collegiality and camaraderie among members of the organization.

(November, 2002)

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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