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Upcoming Events

E-Bike in Golden

April 1, 2023, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
CDLA will pay for (up to 14) a members' e-bike and helmet
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Fundamentals of Federal Securities Law and SEC Regulation for Commercial Litigators

April 6, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presented by:
Kurt Gottschall, Haynes and Boone, LLP
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Writing Workshop Part III of III Pretrial Motions – 702, Motions in Limine, and Trial Briefs – When and How to Do It.

April 13, 2023, 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Marilyn Chappell, Gordon Rees
Brendan Powers, Spies Powers and Robinson
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Post-Trial Considerations: Motions, Bonding, and Appeal, Oh My!

April 14, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Presented by: Kendra Beckwith, Lewis Roca
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Attorney Risk Management

April 16, 2023, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Nancy Cohen, Esq., Cohen | Black Law
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2023 Trial Academy

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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2023 Medicare Set-Aside Workshop and Update

May 2, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Guy Easton,. Nikki Briggs - Farmer’s Insurance Exchange
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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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