January 25 • In Portland at the World Trade Center or Online

Attend in Portland and enjoy an intimate setting and networking with board members and fellow members. If you attend online you may not get lunch, but you will absolutely get the best of OCDLA — Tristen Edwards, Lisa Ludwig, Ryan Scott, Conor Huseby, Cam Taylor, Peyton Lee, Malori Maloney and Larry Matasar — eight enthusiastic presenters who will provide timely and important tips and tricks. All of this brought to you by program coordinators and moderators Thalia Sady and Grant Hartley. Don't miss it! More information and registration.


2020 Trial Skills College

February 7–8 • 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 have the opportunity to practice specific trial skills in a positive and supportive setting. Space is limited to 20 participants. Save $25 on registration until December 13. More information and how to register.



2019 Silver Edition Felony Sentencing in Oregon

Author Jesse Wm. Barton brings us this sixth edition — the manual’s “silver anniversary” — now in its 25th year of existence.

This version analyzes the Oregon Felony Sentencing Guidelines from their November 1, 1989 inception through their 2018 version, along with related statutes and constitutional provisions. The manual also analyzes significant case law issued through April 30, 2019.

This is the best sentencing resource around for Oregon lawyers. In it you’ll find answers to complex sentencing questions that would otherwise require hours of research, plus practice pointers and detailed challenges that can be raised on constitutional and other grounds. Read more / order.


Defending Sex Cases

Ever feel like you’re fighting a Hydra-headed prosecution when defending sex crime allegations? Being double or triple teamed by the Multidisciplinary Team? Facing child complainants contaminated by ongoing prosecution interviews? Fighting motions to admit prior bad acts?

So many questions when you’re looking for answers!

The answers are here. OCDLA is proud to release the long-awaited Defending Sex Cases manual! You will find it was worth the wait. telling the defendant’s story, evaluating physical findings, challenging hearsay and other act evidence, false memories, how to try the case: jury selection, cross-examination, jury instructions – and so much more! Lessons about handling complex, difficult cases — information you can use in other types of cases — from people who’ve been in the trenches. Three years in the making! Read more.


library of defense

Library of Defense Case Summaries