2016 Winter Conference

December 2–3 • Benson Hotel, Portland

Our special guest speaker Keith Belzer, La Crosse, Wisconsin, will be powerful, insightful and entertaining. He will dazzle you with an exploration of themes and theme-related defenses in sexual assault cases. He will also lead a panel discussion examining trial themes in the sexual assault context but with implications for other kinds of cases. arrow See complete program and register.


2016 Ken Morrow Award Dinner

Friday, December 2 • Benson Hotel, Portland

The time has come to bid John Potter adieu. The Board of Directors will honor OCDLA’s long-standing executive director with the Ken Morrow Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday, December 2, at The Benson in Portland. Celebrity presentations by John’s sister Barbara Jones of Chico, CA; OCDLA member, former lobbyist and Past President Jim Arneson of Roseburg; Tracye May, John’s employee on the OCDLA staff for 25 years; and 2004 Ken Morrow Award recipient Duane McCabe, who helped hire John back in “the beginning”—1979. This event regularly sells out, so be sure to reserve your tables and seats soon!  arrow Follow this link for more information.


2017 Trial Skills College

Friday and Saturday, February 10–11 • OCDLA Office, Eugene

The Trial Skills College is a fun and challenging opportunity for lawyers of all experience levels to learn new trial skills and to brush up on old ones. All participants (and some of the instructors, too) have the opportunity to practice specific trial skills in a positive and supportive setting. Space is limited to 20 participantsarrow See program and register.


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—Includes May 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, 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