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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

Litigator to Judicial Officer Perspective from the Bench of Common Litigation Pitfalls WEBINAR

February 7, 2023, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
The Honorable Judge LaQunya L. Baker
Arapahoe County Court Judge
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Writing Workshop Part II of III: You’ve Got to Move It Move It – Research and Writing for Motions Practice and the MSJ

February 23, 2023, 3:30 PM
Marilyn Chappell, Gordon Rees Scully Mansukhani
Brendan Powers, Spies Powers and Robinson
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Deposition Skills Boot Camp—Learning by Doing sponsorsed by Pike Court Reporting

March 24, 2023, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Instructor:
Billy-George Hertzke
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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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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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