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

The Unintended Pitfalls of Colorado's "Homeowner Protection Act"

April 25, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Common Mistakes in the Defense of Employment Lawsuits

April 26, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Recent Trends in Medical Malpractice Litigation

May 1, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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Settlement Strategy and Ethical Considerations in Defending Insured Entities

May 8, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Responding to the Reptile: Strategies Before and During Trial to Defeat the Reptile Theory

May 17, 2018, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Masterpiece Cakeshop and the Supreme Court- Lessons from the Front Line Presented by Colorado Solicitor General Fred Yarger

June 7, 2018, 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Via Ferrata Climb in Telluride,

July 26, 2018, 7:30 AM
through April 13, 2018, 1:00 PM
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