OCDLA’s 2013 edition of The Trial Notebook has achieved new levels of excellence. Extensive revisions to the chapters on Discovery, Jury Selection, and Closing Arguments will help you hone your skills and rule the courtroom. A new chapter on electronic evidence unravels the admissibility of email, text messages and social network data. Need to know how to subpoena an out-of-state witness? It’s in there. Want to blast the DDAs with an extensive background on prosecutorial vouching case law? It’s in there. Want the best damn discovery checklist and rundown of digital discovery basics at your fingertips? You’re covered. Purchase PDF licenses and hardcopies here.
OCDLA dedicates the 2013 Annual Conference to all of our members who do excellent creative work on behalf of their clients. Our stellar speaker line-up includes:
• Jeffrey Fisher on “The Supremes: A Practical Update.”
• Steven Wax on “The Promise of Gideon in the Age of Terror.”
• Dr. Daniel Reisberg will explain the science and practice of eyewitness identification. The Oregon Supreme court shifted the framework when they issued the Lawson case last year. Ryan O’Connor will take us the next step: How to expand the Lawson analysis to other issues including false confessions. Members save $10 when you register online during April.
Complete program and registration.
Scientific evidence is a critical and challenging element of a criminal case. A criminal defense attorney must be able to work effectively with scientific evidence, both offensively and defensively. OCDLA’s new manual is intended to help you gain the confidence you need with scientific evidence by addressing some of the unique factual and legal issues that can be helpful in using or attacking it. Includes an extensive discussion of the large body of Oregon case law relating to scientific evidence, and provides sample case materials, motions & memoranda included in an appendix. Purchase PDF licenses and hardcopies here.
The OCDLA Library of Defense is a digital manual for criminal defense built by the collective contributions of OCDLA members. Ultimately, it will contain every law, every case, every expert, every resource and every good idea an Oregon defense attorney might need. For example, see Bronson James’ December 3 article, “Thoughts on Lawson, the New Eyewitness ID Case,” here. Take me to the Library.
The View From Here by Lane Borg
November 10–14, 2013
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Special Gideon Issue
3:45 – 5:00 p.m., Seventh Mountain Resort, Bend
See calendar for other events and meetings.