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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

Diversity on the Bench – Is It Really Important If All Judges are Expected to Be Objective? Co-sponsored with the Colorado LGBT Bar Association

April 13, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by:
Justice Marquez (CO Supreme Court)
Judge Fox (CO Ct. of Appeals)
Judge Navarro (CO Ct. of Appeals)
Judge Jill Dorancy (2nd Judicial Dist. Ct Judge)
Judge Gary Jackson (Denver County Court – Ret.)
Christopher Reeves (Waltz | Reeves) - Moderator
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Back to Basics: Subpoenas (rescheduled)

April 15, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Christina M. Huszcza and Andrew M. LaFontaine, Stuart S. Jorgensen & Associates
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Noodling on New Nuances: A Rumination on Recent Cases and Statutory Updates of Interest to Government Counsel

April 22, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Allison Ailer, Office of the Colorado Attorney General
Matthew Hegarty, Hall & Evans

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Effective Mediations in the Zoom Era

April 27, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Justice Maria Berkenkotter
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New Lawyers (and "seasoned" too) CDLA Trivia Night

April 29, 2021, 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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Shoulder Litigation, It’s Not Humorous, It’s the Humerus

May 14, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Dr. Lawrence Lesnak,Colorado Rehabilitation and Occupational Medicine
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