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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

Handling Cases with Pro Se Parties

April 23, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by:
U.S. District Court Judge Charlotte Sweeney
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Maritza Braswell
United States District Court for the District of Colorado
Billy-George Hertzke, SGR, LLC
To Register for the Webinar, Click Here

Motorcycle Accident Reconstruction for Lawyers

May 2, 2024, 12:00 AM
through April 3, 2024,
Presented by:
Nathan Rose, MS
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Advice, practice pointers, and critique from the bench

May 7, 2024, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Presented by:
Administrative Law Judge Stephen Abbott
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Forensic Biomechanics: Methods, Applications, and Deliverables including 3D Injury Models

May 16, 2024, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Presented by:
Kyle Heer, P.E. & Jeffrey Brown, Ph.D.
Compass Consulting Engineers
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Written Discovery … Ughh. Getting the Most out of this Necessary Evil in Your Practice

May 16, 2024, 5:15 PM - 6:15 PM
presented by - Kevin Kuhn
Live -
Wheeler Trigg O'Donnell
370 17th St., Suite 4500
Denver, CO 80202
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2024 Annual Conference Santa Fe, New Mexico

August 1, 2024, 6:00 PM
through August 3, 2024,
For call-in bookings, our reservation's departing phone number is: (505) 836-6700. Your guests will use the group code: 2407CODLAW
Host Hotel - Eldorado Hotel & Spa

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