2018 Z is for Zealous: Effective Criminal Defense Advocacy

January 27, World Trade Center, Portland

Get zealous about criminal defense advocacy at this intimate gathering of energeteic presenters and engaged attendees. What a great combination! A one day seminar for both new and experienced lawyers. arrow Registration & more info.


2018 Trial Skills College

February 9–10, OCDLA Office

The Trial Skills College is full! Call OCDLA, 541-686-8716, to be added to the wait list.

An intensive two-day training focusing on voir dire, opening statements, cross-examination and closing argument. The program trains trial lawyers in the learn-by-doing approach in a controlled non-threatening environment. The training will significantly advance your skills and confidence as a trial lawyer, no matter your experience level.

Using a prepared case students receive in advance, the program will include lectures, demonstrations, and small group exercises that will include actual voir dire, cross-examination and closing argument. Participants also play the parts of witnesses and jurors, further adding to the real-life feel of the trial experience. The exercises are videotaped and then individually critiqued by an instructor during private meetings with participants. arrow Registration & more info.


Still at War

A guide for defenders, prosecutors & judges dealing with Oregon’s veteran defendant crisis

New! Still at War is a cutting-edge publication. Edited by Jesse Wm. Barton, and featuring the collaborative efforts of skilled defense attorneys and experts in veterans defense, as well as contributions from an experienced investigator, prosecutor, and Veteran’s Treatment Court judge, the information in this book will not only save you many hours of chasing down foxholes in search of authoritative answers, it will make you a better lawyer. arrow Read more.



The 2017 Legislative Analysis of Criminal and Juvenile Laws contains summaries and complete enrolled versions of new criminal and juvenile legislation. Edited by OCDLA Legislative Representative Mary A. Sofia. Mary has summarized over 100 bills from the session, including OCDLA’s bill for grand jury reform (SB 505), the omnibus profiling & PCS misdemeanors bill (HB 2355), the Safety and Savings Act covering family sentencing, transition leave, and more (HB 3078), the juvenile anti-shackling bill (SB 846), the juvenile interrogation recordation bill (HB 3242), and much, much more. Download here.



Repeat Property Offender Guide — 2017

13 months? 18? 24? Brian Walker & Brook Reinhard demystify the question! OCDLA’s handy 2017 REPO Guide will help you understand what your client may be facing. The guide has been updated to reflect sentening law changes enacted during the 2017 legislative session as a result of HB 3078. Read more.



FREE Retirement Planning Webinar Recordings

These 2017 recordings are available at no charge in our shopping cart (no credit card necessary):
Ready or Not Retirement Webinar (for those who may retire in the next ten years or are already retired)
Back to the Future Retirement Healthcare Webinar

The webinars are presented by Stephen Mallery, Mallery Financial, Eugene.

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Felony Sentencing in Oregon

Succeed at Sentencing—Includes December 2017 Update

Some sentencing issues are so complex you would have to spend hours researching what you can find easily in this invaluable resource. The 2012 edition helps you arrive at the correct interpretation and craft a winning argument. You’ll reach for it every time:
• your client is pleading to more than one felony count in a single indictment
• the state files a notice of aggravating factors
• you are going to “open sentencing” on felony charges.

And those are just a few examples. For comprehensive coverage of sentencing issues, guidelines and related case law, plus practice pointers and detailed
challenges that can be raised on constitutional and other grounds, don’t look any further. arrow Order here.


library of defense

Library of Defense Case Summaries