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

Liens and Litigation Finance Companies, the Bad, the Worse, and the Ugly

April 25, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Identification and Mitigation of Commonly Cited Civil and Structural Defects

May 2, 2019, 4:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Bad Faith CLE End-Stage of the Bad Faith/Statutory Delay or Denial Case

May 8, 2019, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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Beyond the Routine Discovery Mechanisms– Expanding Your Evidence Arsenal

May 14, 2019, 12:00 PM
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Defending and Mediating Sexual Harassment Claims in the #MeToo Era

May 16, 2019, 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
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Paraprofessional Symposium - CDLA Parapro's Only

June 11, 2019, 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
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2019 Annual Conference - Beaver Creek CO Sunday - Tuesday

July 28, 2019, 5:00 PM
through July 30, 2019, 5:00 PM
Make Your Hotel Reservation - Click this link to the Hyatt Beaver Creek website

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