Who We Are
The Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association is a voluntary association of trial lawyers who defend corporations, individuals and insurance companies in civil lawsuits. The purpose of the MassDLA is to improve the administration of justice, legal education, and professional standards and to promote collegiality and civility among all members of the bar. MassDLA welcomes diversity, in all categories, in its members, officers and board of directors.
MassDLA is a growing, dynamic institution committed to increasing its diverse membership. Although the organization is based in Massachusetts, our members conduct business and service clients located throughout the United States and abroad. The MassDLA is dedicated to advancing the collective goals of both our members and their clients, through educational programming, the filing of amicus briefs on important defense issues, pro bono initiatives, and through our Substantive Law Committees and other opportunities for professional growth and development.
We believe that our greatest resource is the shared knowledge and involvement of our members, from the most senior established shareholder to the most junior associate. Our members are active through publishing, hosting programs, lecturing and chairing our Substantive Law Committees. The MassDLA also is a wonderful place to network, catch up with old friends, and make new ones. It offers not only the Mid-Winter Social and Annual Meeting as times to get together, but miscellaneous programming throughout the year.
Together, our programs, articles and events foster collegiality, education and professionalism in the defense bar. We are the largest state-wide bar association dedicated to the interests of the defense bar. We welcome your application for membership.
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