Join your fellow defenders on January 26 for a day's worth of focused, practical tools brought to you by these experienced, supportive presenters — Chris O’Connor, Jenny Hernandez, Conor Huseby, Lisa Ludwig, Carl Macpherson,
Ryan Scott, Keith Rogers, Kasia Rutledge.   arrow Program and registration here.


Trial Skills College

February 8-9 • OCDLA Office

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. Lectures, demonstrations, drills, small group workshops, an opportunity for one-on-one time with instructors, and a supportive environment make this a one-of-a-kind CLE. The Trial Skills College is full. Please call OCDLA, 541-686-8716, to be put on the waitlistarrow More information and how to register here.



2019 Pet Calendar

Featuring the sweet and beloved pets of OCDLA members!
$15 each / 2 for $25

Great gifts. Free shipping.

Also inside – CLE events noted, significant state and federal cases noted.

arrow Order here. While supplies last.



Defending Sex Cases

BRAND NEW! OCDLA’s long-awaited manual for trying sex cases is here. 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.



The 2018 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. Summaries and outlines of 18 bills from the session, along with background information, practice tips, and clickable hyperlinks. Read about the expansion of hit & run (HB 4055) and strangulation (SB 1562), the criminal justice omnibus bill (SB 1543), Rep. Jennifer Williamson’s Plea and Release Agreement Waiver (HB 4149), and OCDLA’s own bill for the reinstatement of parental rights after TPR—HB 4009. arrow Download here.



Felony Sentencing in Oregon

Succeed at Sentencing—Includes January 2018 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.
Order the complete manual with the update here.
arrow Order just the January 2018 Update here.


library of defense

Library of Defense Case Summaries