Special guest speaker —
MALIA N. BRINK, Associate Counsel for Public Defense, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, Washington, DC
Malia Brink has spent over 15 years working on criminal justice reform issues with a focus on public defense reform. She currently serves as the Associate Counsel for Public Defense to the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (ABA SCLAID). Brink also serves as the Deputy Director for the ABA SCLAID’s Public Defender Workload Study Projects and the Misdemeanor Court Observation Projects.
Before joining the ABA, Brink served as the Public Defense Project Director at the Justice Programs Office of American University and the Director of Institutional Development and Policy Counsel at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Brink began her legal career as the Jerome J. Shestack Public Interest Fellow at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP and a Staff Attorney at the ACLU in Philadelphia.
Brink also serves as a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she teaches a seminar on the Right to Counsel. Brink clerked for the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Brink is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Dartmouth College.
Moderated by Olcott Thompson, OCDLA President, Salem
Thursday, October 25
8:00a | Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:30 | Welcome
Lane Borg, Executive Director, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
Eric Deitrick, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
9:00 | Update on the Sixth Amendment Center & the American Bar Association Workload/Caseload Study in Oregon
Lane Borg and Eric Deitrick
9:45 | Break
10:00 | BREAKOUTs — Session 1
a) Building Budgets & Financial Reports — A Chief Financial Officer Answers Your Questions
Peter M. Mair, Mair Financial Management Consulting, Lake Oswego
b) Planning Ahead — Retirement/Succession Planning for Lawyers
Rachel Edwards, Professional Liability Fund, Oregon State Bar
Matthew Muenchrath, Attorney, Coquille
10:55 | Switch breakouts
11:00 | BREAKOUTs — Session 2
a) Building Budgets & Financial Reports
Peter M. Mair
b) Cognitive Impairments and Personal Challenges of Retirement — Helping Employees Let Go
Shari Gregory, Assistant Director/Attorney Counselor, Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, Portland
(access to justice credit is being requested)
11:55 | Lunch (included)
12:55p | Social Media — Brave New World of Law/Twitter
Crystal Maloney, Attorney, Portland
Brook Reinhard, Executive Director, Public Defender Services of Lane County, Eugene
1:55 | Sexual Harassment / Workplace Harassment
Blerina Kotori and Megan Reuther, Tonkin Torp LLP, Portland
2:55 | Take a break
3:10 | BREAKOUTs — Session 3
a) Building Budgets & Financial Reports Peter Mair
b) Specific Issues — Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment
Blerina Kotori and Megan Reuther
4:05 | Return to large group
4:10 | Statewide caseload — what OPDS is seeing across the state. Contract and Financial Services updates, what’s new, and plans for the future.
Stephanie Petersen, OPDS Chief Financial Officer; Rachel Woods, OPDS Data Analyst; Amy Jackson, OPDS Senior Contract Analyst; Billy Strehlow, OPDS Senior Contract Analyst; Shelley Winn, OPDS Senior Contract Analyst; Jenny Carson-Phillips, OPDS Accounting Supervisor
5:00 | Adjourn for the day
5:15 | Reception!
Friday, October 26
7:45a | Breakfast
8:30| Staff Track
The Contractor’s Handbook — A new handbook designed specifically for contractor frequently asked questions.
Stephanie Petersen, Rachel Woods, Amy Jackson, Billy Strehlow, Shelley Winn, Jenny Carson-Phillips, Caroline Meyer, OPDS PCRP Analyst
The New Age of File Management — Paperless Transitions, Electronic File Storage, and Data Security
9:30 | Take a break
9:45 | Caseload/Workload Study Kickoff & Public Defense Services Commission Meeting
Malia N. Brink, Associate Counsel for Public Defense, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, Washington, DC
Malia Brink and the Commission will discuss the dimensions of the study, goals, and the impact on you.
And important updates on —
• Sixth Amendment Center Assessment Site Visits
• Parent Child Representation Project
• Juvenile Appellate Section — Shannon Storey, Chief Defender, OPDS, Salem; Shannon Flowers, Deputy Public Defender, OPDS, Salem
• Retiring commissioner, Janet Stevens, will be honored.
12:00p | Evaluations and adjourn
Program subject to change.