Next Executive Director!

Congratulations to Shaun McCrea, OCDLA's next Executive Director!

Shaun has been a familiar face to OCDLA for the past 33 years, serving as a Board member and President, a frequent CLE speaker, a member of numerous OCDLA committees, and current chair of the Public Defense Services Commission. She brings a wealth of knowledge about the needs of OCDLA members and the operation of Oregon’s justice system. A formal introduction will take place at the June 16–18 Annual Conference.

She will formally take the reins no later than October 1, 2016. Welcome, Shaun!


2016 Annual Conference

June 16–18 • Mt. Bachelor Village Bend

We have an awesome program this year which includes Melissa Moore, Media Outreach Coordinator, The Opportunity Agenda, New York, NY. Join her for a communications workshop focused on messaging and media outreach designed to help us use limited time and resources for maximum media impact. And then there's Jeff Fisher, Co-Director, Supreme Court Litigation Clinic, Stanford Law School, CA, who always delivers spot-on observations about emerging legal issues. He will focus on the confrontation clause and digital evidence, and also provide comments on Justice Scalia’s legacy for criminal defendants.  arrow Program details and registration.


2016 Legislative Analysis

The 2016 Legislative Analysis of Criminal and Juvenile Laws contains summaries and complete enrolled versions of 17 bills - a record for a short session - covering new criminal and juvenile legislation.

Extensive analysis on the most critical bills this session, such as:
• HB 4066 - Effective immediately, creates new offenses relating to drones
• HB 4014 - Effective immediately, changes to cannabis laws & crimes
• HB 4074 - Effective immediately, juvenile sex offender registration changes
• SB 1571 - Effective immediately, bill relating to testing sexual assault kits
• SB 1600 - Effective 1/1/2017, authorizes prosecution of Rape I & other Level I sexual crimes if corroborating evidence is found
• HB 4046 - Effective 1/1/2017, wildlife laws & violations

• Complete Index and Guide to Bills by Subject
• Paginated "Quick List" to the House and Senate sections

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2016 Update for DUII Trial Notebook

New! A 2016 Update for the DUII Trial Notebook is now available, included with your purchase. Editors Rob Crow & Ben Eder compiled legislation and case law issued since the Notebook was published in 2014 and have updated 7 of the 17 chapters. From booking your client to client sentencing, from the IC hearing to Motions to Suppress, from Diversion to FSTs, the 2016 update provides all the relevant changes over the past two years to keep you — and your clients — current with the law. A must-have for any DUII practitioner. Details.

Felony Sentencing in Oregon

Succeed at Sentencing

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, updated with the May 2015 Update, 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.

Practical Guide to Oregon Criminal Procedure & Practice

Paul De Muniz

A terrific reference tool to Oregon procedural issues that lawyers are likely to confront in criminal cases. Released August, 2015, this is a substantial update to the 2011 edition. $55. arrow Order here.

• Search & Seizure Outline
• Prior Crimes and Bad Acts
• Confrontation
• Merger of Sentences
• Updated Statutes, Including Speedy Trial and Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence

2015 Update to Search and Seizure in Oregon

Search and Seizure in Oregon has been updated for 2015, with case law updates and two new chapters. The following chapters are new to the manual:

• Chapter 8—Search/Seizure of Digital Data, Bronson James
• Chapter 9—Before and After the Appeal, Ryan Scott

The following chapters have updates with significant case law since the manual was issued in September, 2014:

• Chapter 1, "Was there a Search/Seizure"
• Chapter 3, "Warrantless Searches"
• Chapter 5, "Search Warrants"
• Chapter 6, "Is Defendant Entitled to Suppression?"

The book focuses on key opinions, with in-depth analysis, practice tips, and much more. Starting at just $175. arrow Order here.


library of defense

Library of Defense Case Summaries