Annual Juvenile Law Conference

April 12–13 • Agate Beach Inn, Newport

Packed with on point presentations, the Annual Juvenile Law Conference features special guest speaker Prof. Kristin Nicole Henning, Georgetown Law, on the reasonable black child (Friday) and defenders’ implicit bias (Saturday), Reid Kajikawa on expanding Miller's reach: practical restitution challenges in juvenile deliquency proceeding, Macon Benoit and Dr. Wendy Bourg discussing forensic psychological evaluations for parents, and much more. Earn 5.75 general, 1 ethics, and 4.5 access to justice credits, and then regroup and recharge. See program & register. And don't miss a special Friday evening at the Oregon Coast Aquarium with the presentation of OCDLA juvenile law awards and a delicous dinner.


Juvenile Training Immersion Program

April 11–12 • Agate Beach Inn, Newport

Thursday afternoon, 12:00–5:00 p.m. & Friday morning, 8:00 a.m.–12:20 p.m.

Trainers Maurisa Gates, Jennifer McGowan and George Yeannakis provide lessons on:
• Fourth Amendment Challenges
• Disposition Advocacy
• Post-disposition Advocacy

Registration is $125, and you must also register for the Annual Juvenile Law Conference. Limited space – one lawyer from each Judicial District will be selected to attend. If you would like to attend contact your contract administrator and send an email to See complete program 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.

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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.
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library of defense

Library of Defense Case Summaries