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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

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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