ADC 2020 Membership

The Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada is your voluntary bar association in Northern California and Nevada.

The ADCNCN is the only professional organization in Northern California and the state of Nevada devoted exclusively to representing the interests of civil trial attorneys.

You’ll improve - and quite possibly expand – your defense practice when you:

  • Stay on top of the latest case law, practice trends and trial techniques by participating in our inexpensive, specially tailored continuing education programs;
  • Share information and ideas with attorneys who practice in the same areas of expertise as you through our substantive law committees;
  • Improve your firm’s bottom line with revenue-producing ideas you’ll learn from our managing partners retreat and firm administrators conference;
  • Discuss hot topics with your peers – without leaving your desk – by participating in online discussion groups;
  • Diversify your client base and take advantage of ADCNCN’s expanded visibility when you, your firm and your area of expertise are listed – and fully searchable – on our web site:;

PLUS: Memberships also support our highly regarded PAC, California Defense Counsel, giving us an effective voice in Sacramento. (Your voluntary contribution helps, too!)

Membership into the Association of Defense Counsel of Northern California and Nevada is open by application and approval of the Board of Directors to all members in good standing with the State Bar of California or Nevada. A significant portion of your practice must be devoted to the defense of civil litigation.

Annual dues for ADC membership are based on your type of defense practice (staff counsel or independent counsel) and, for independent counsel, the length of time in practice and the number of ADC members in your firm. The fees are listed on the "Fees" page of this site. To access, click "Fees" on the left had side of the page.