Continuing Legal Education Seminars & Events

OCDLA and other organizations sponsors over a dozen continuing legal education seminars per year. Topics include DUII, search and seizure, trial preparation, jury selection, juvenile law, the death penalty, evidence, sentencing and more. Most seminars are eligible for CLE credit from the Oregon State Bar as well as other bar organizations.


June 13–15

40th Anniversary Annual Conference
Celebrate the Voyage and Future Adventures

Mt. Bachelor Village, Bend

July 18

Nancy Bergeson Ardent Advocate Lecture Series

Outdoor Terrace on 900 block of SW Third Avenue, Portland, one half block north of the Mark O. Hatfield Federal Courthouse

Sept 13–14

Forensic Science: Challenging the Government’s Soft Science

Agate Beach Inn, Newport

Oct 4

International Balloon Fiesta CLE
Scorched Earth Litigation: Complex, White Collar and Federal Death Penalty Cases

Albuquerque, NM

Oct 21-22

Juvenile Law Training Academy

Valley River Inn, Eugene

Oct 24–25

Public Defense Management Seminar

Hallmark Resort, Newport

Oct 25–26

Death Penalty Defense

Hallmark Resort, Newport

Nov 7–11
(basic travel package)

Sunny Climate Seminar
CLE on Saturday, November 9

Hyatt Regency Mauai Resort and Spa, Maui

Dec 6–7

Winter Conference

The Benson Hotel, Portland



2020 (check back for updates)

Jan 25

Z is for Zealous: Effective Criminal Defense Advocacy

World Trade Center, Portland

Feb 7–8

Trial Skills College

OCDLA Office, Eugene

Mar 6–7

DUII Seminar

Best Western Inn, Hood River

Apr 23–24 Juvenile Training Immersion Program

Agate Beach Inn, Newport

Apr 24-25

Annual Juvenile Law Conference

Agate Beach Inn, Newport

June 11–13

Annual Conference

Riverhouse on the Deschutes, Bend