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.
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Continuing education has always been the primary focus of the ADC. The Association offers a full slate of state-bar-accredited MCLE seminars which are offered at a reduced rate to members and open to all defense attorneys and clients. Seminars feature speakers who are well known and widely respected, structured specifically for those defending civil litigation, and address topics of interest and impact.

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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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