Who We Are
The mission of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association is to provide an opportunity for New Mexico civil defense lawyers to communicate, associate, and combine efforts on projects of common interest.
NMDLA is dedicated to continuing legal education, helping members improve their skills and knowledge through seminars and publications throughout the year.
NMDLA attempts to assist the courts to create reasonable and understandable standards for emerging areas of the law, so as to make New Mexico case law dependable, reliable, and a positive influence in promoting the growth of business and economy in our state.
NMDLA encourages networking through email, website, and member lunches to provide a forum for comment on issues of common concern among its members. Additionally, NMDLA gives members an opportunity to share results in defense cases, and offers a clearinghouse for practical and technical information.
Benefits of Membership
Continuing Legal Education
Members receive significant savings on exceptional CLE opportunities, including seminars, self-study print materials, and online programs.
Members receive Defense News, the legal news journal for New Mexico defense trial lawyers. Members receive legislative alerts and other important updates via email.
Email Network and Website
Members use NMDLA's online forum to obtain information on judges, lawyers, experts, jury verdicts, the latest developments in the law, and other matters affecting the practice of civil defense in New Mexico.
Quarterly members' lunches provide an opportunity to socialize with other civil defense lawyers, share ideas, and listen to speakers discuss a wide range of civil defense issues.
NMDLA provides an Amicus Brief program on issues of exceptional interest to the civil defense bar.