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.

Members-Only Webinar: "Coming Soon to a Case Near You: Major Changes in California Discovery"

SB 235 arguably represents the most significant change in California civil procedure in many years and the provisions go into effect on January 1.  ADC hosted a two-hour webinar and the legal and strategic questions raised are quite granular and very significant.  CDC was very involved in negotiations over the bill, which will be in effect from January 1, 2024 until January 1, 2027, unless extended by the legislature.  The webinar recording is available for purchase via the link below. No member will want to be surprised by a party invoking the early disclosure provisions for cases filed right after the first of the year.

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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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