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

Appellate Ethics - Presented by Judge John Daniel Dailey

February 28, 2018, 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
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U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Scott T. Varholak's Impressions from the Bench and Overview of Practice Standards

March 6, 2018, 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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A New View from the Bench A Workers' Compensation CLE and Social Hour

March 8, 2018, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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Judge Gannett - Western Slope CLE Free to Members + 1 Colleague

March 30, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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CDLA Trial Academy

April 18, 2018, 12:00 AM
through April 20, 2018, 5:00 PM
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