2017 Winter Conference


December 1– 2, The Benson Hotel, Portland

• Advocate and educator Former Oregon Supreme Court Justice Paul De Muniz
• Ryan Scott with cutting-edge everything
• Ethics credit courtesy of Michael Levine
• The latest on immigration – Christine Breton and Leland Baxter-Neal
• ACEs and their effect on your clients big and small – Shannon Peake, Ph.D.
• Brave new preliminary hearings – Greg Scholl
• Mental states – Andrew Robinson
• And more!

Soak up the newest approaches to current criminal defense issues, connect with colleagues and friends. See program and register.



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.


Sunny Climate Seminar

Featuring the incomparable
Judy Clarke

CLE — November 10 | Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Big Island, HI

This year's CLE is going to be extraordinaryJudy Clarke will share her thoughts about trial tactics, drawing on her wealth and depth of experience as a nationally known defender in high profile capital cases. You can hear from the fighter of our age — Judy Clarke — who never quits and who will talk with you about what she does and how she does it.

arrow See the complete program line-up and register here. Plus, don't miss the fifth annual Bocce Ball tournament on November 9.

Sunny Climate Seminar Travel Package — Nov. 8–12, 2017

Just $999 ppdo roundtrip from Portland. Package Includes roundtrip air travel from Portland, Seattle, LA, four nights, Mauna Lani Bay Hotel, Big Island, HI, wireless internet, snorkel equipment up to four hours per day, fitness club access, parking. Add extra days to the package for even more savings! arrow Read more about the hotel & travel package here. To reserve your travel package contact Tom Cronkrite at TravelPro, 1-866-611-3785, tom@tomtravel.net.



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.


Death Penalty Defense CLE: Unified Defense

October 27–28 | Hallmark Resort, Newport

Capital defense requires a unified defense theory exhaustively investigated and carefully considered by a unified team. In this CLE you will learn new legal tools and new factual developments critical to the best unified defense, including: exempting severe mental illness from death penalty eligibility, hot-button legal issues, persuasive social history investigations, and how to create a unified theory of the case maximizing the likelihood of a life verdict from the jury. SPEAKERS INCLUDE: Dr. Bonnie Nagle, OHSU Depts. of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience; Attorney Todd Maybrown, Seattle; Mitigation Specialist Rebecca Ohler, Forest Grove; ODOC's Deputy Director Brian Belleque; Attorney Jenny Cooke, Portland; and Investigator James Comstock, Portland.

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Juvenile Law Training Academy

Safe & Strong Families: Advocacy Strategies for Success
October 16–17 | Eugene Hilton

A seminar is for all juvenile court stakeholders including attorneys for children, parents and the government, DHS child welfare staff, CASAs, and CRB members.

Sponsoring and Coordinating Organizations:
Juvenile Court Improvement Project, OSB Juvenile Law Section, Office of Public Defense Services, OCDLA; with invaluable assistance from: CASA Program, DHS Child Welfare Program, Dept. of Justice, Marian Co. District Attorney's Office, UO School of Law, and Youth, Rights and Justice Attorneys at Law. Read more and register here.

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.



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.

arrow Get the recordings here.

Felony Sentencing in Oregon

Succeed at Sentencing—Includes December 2016 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