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! Follow this link for more information.
Don’t miss the chance to hear nationally-recognized disability rights advocate Robyn Powell’s presentation on protecting the rights of parents with disabilities. Other highlights of the conference include: Professor Stephanie Smith Ledesma’s presentation on culturally competent and trauma-informed reasonable efforts; guidance from Trystan Angel Reese on working effectively with transgender clients; the nuts and bolts of shelter hearing advocacy presented by Judge Linda Hughes and a panel of practitioners; understanding and challenging DHS assessments presented by Bob Foltyn and Kamala Shugar; an interesting panel discussion on how the constitutional rights of parents and the best interests of children inform visitation and reunification planning; and utilizing experts in court presented by Janis Puracal and Sarah Peterson.
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Get ready for another reliably rock-solid CLE and travel opportunity! “Encountering and Countering Bias” features Cynthia Rosberry, Colette Tvedt and Jeffery Robinson discussing and dissecting how unconscious bias and issues of mental impairment can affect our behavior and trial strategy, plus an examination of how our bias’ affect voir dire. All of this takes place at the outstanding Mauna Lani Bay Hotel on the Big Island. Don't miss it!
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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.
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. Order here.
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. Order here.
• Search & Seizure Outline
• Prior Crimes and Bad Acts
• Merger of Sentences
• Updated Statutes, Including Speedy Trial and Disclosure of Exculpatory Evidence
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. Order here.
People Who Nod Instead of Flinch by Dave Ferry
“Best bargain in the world.”
Just $99/year for eight manuals. Read more, and subscribe here.
A Monthly Audio Conversation with host Marc Brown.
Episode 4—Officer Safety Exception
Episode 5—Preservation Primer
Episode 6—Warrant Attenuation
Access all episodes on the podcast page at the Library of Defense.
OCDLA has a mentoring program for newer members. Read more.
Aug-Sept-Oct 2016 issue of the Oregon Defense Attorney