Welcome to ADC!

The Association of Defense Counsel is the only organization in Northern California and the state of Nevada devoted exclusively to representing the interests of attorneys engaged in the defense of civil litigation. To that end, the ADC provides its members a range of support and services geared specifically for their practice.

We offer:

  • State-bar accredited educational programs specifically focused on subjects relevant to California and Nevada civil defense trial and appellate lawyers.
  • Interaction with the judiciary (Judicial Council, trial and appellate courts) on issues of state or local interest to defense practitioners.
  • Protecting the practices of civil defense attorneys through representation on proposed legislation.
  • The finest networking opportunities to meet and mingle socially and professionally with colleagues and clients from throughout the region.
  • Members get cutting edge information and input from other members on legal issues they encounter in their cases via the ADC listserv.

A New Opportunity for Mediators, Arbitrators, and Other Neutrals to join the ADC!

The Board of Directors is excited to announce an opportunity for those engaged in the full time or part time practice of mediation or arbitration. The ADC is now offering an Affiliate Membership for which mediators, arbitrators and other neutrals are now eligible. For an annual fee of just $395.00, Affiliate Members will enjoy numerous core ADC benefits, including access to the online Membership Directory, receipt of the ADC’s Verdict Magazine (with potential discounted advertising opportunities), priority as to vendor space and sponsorship at ADC events and expanded eligibility to attend MCLE programs which the ADC offers throughout the year, including free webinars during the first year of membership. In addition, Affiliate Members will receive discounted registration fees as regular members for ADC’s presentations and events, including the Summer Session and the Annual Meeting. 

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Defense Comment Magazine

Published three times a year, the Defense Comment magazine is a valuable resource for defense attorneys, judges and mediators across California and Nevada. We are currently accepting article submissions and advertisements. Do you have a defense success that we can include in the next issue? Please click the link below for more information.

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