2019 OCDLA Annual Conference
June 13–15, 2019
Thursday, June 13
Moderator: John Potter, OCDLA Executive Director Emeritus, Eugene
9a | Public Defense Services Commission Meeting (adjourns 12:30 p.m.)
12p | Registration/Exhibitors
• Fat Pencil Studio
• Malaer Legal Nurse Consulting, LLC
• Smart Start Ignition Interlock
• Talbott Associates, Inc.
1p | DUII — Banks and Beyond: Suppression of Refusals and New Strategies to Challenge Breath, Blood, and Urine Tests Under “Implied Consent”
Drew Baumchen, Lake Oswego
1:45p | Appellate Update: 40 Years of Law in Oregon
What’s Happening — 1979
Marc Brown and Kali Montague, OPDS, Appellate Division, Salem
2:30p | Break/Door Prizes
2:45p | Breaking Blue: Challenging Police Officer Credibility at Motions and Trials
Jennifer Sellitti, Director of Training and Communications, New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, Trenton, NJ
3:45p | Rodriguez/Buck to Carey-Martin: The Development of Oregon’s Proportionality Analysis
The Honorable Bronson James, Oregon Court of Appeals, Salem
4:45p | CLE adjourns for the day.
4:45–6:45 p | NEW! Opening Welcome Reception — featuring a satisfying array of hors d’oeuvres for young & old including a plentiful board of meats and cheeses, spreads and wraps to kick off the conference with ease.
Friday, June 14
Moderator: Bob Thuemmel, Portland
8a | Continental Breakfast (included) / Exhibitors
9a | Appellate Update — 40 Years of Law in Oregon
What’s Happening — 2019
Marc Brown and Brett Allin, OPDS, Appellate Division, Salem
10a | Break/Door Prizes
10:15a | Challenging Enhancement Facts, A to Z
Jesse Wm. Barton, Salem
11:15a | Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions and the Immigrant Rights Project
Joseph J. Rollin and Erin McKee, Oregon Justice Resource Center, Portland
12:15p | Business Meeting
• Board of Director Candidate Statements
• Announcements by President Olcott
12:30p | Lunch (included)
Sponsored by Travel Pro, Tigard
1:30p | Judicial Ethics—How to Make a Record with a Hard Charging Judge and What You Need to Know About the Commission on Judicial Fitness and Disability (ethics credit)
Amanda Thibeault, Hillsboro
2:30p | Break
2:45–5:00p | Board of Directors Meeting
2:45p | BREAKOUTS
• Motions to Sever
Cort Heroy, Client Management and Trial Strategies, Eugene
• Federal Constitutional Issues in Criminal Defense: Beyond the Fourth, Fifth and Even the Sixth Amendments
Tony Bornstein, Federal Public Defender, Portland
• Nonroutine Expenses: How to Convince OPDS to Pay for What You Want
Kevin Ellis, St. Helens and Eric Deitrick, OPDS, Appellate Division, Salem
3:45p | Break
4:00p | BREAKOUTS
• RN for Social Justice: How to Read Medical Records
Jennifer Grossman, Executive Director, Nurses for Social Justice, Brooklyn, NY
• Representing Women Who Have Experienced Abuse
Sara Foroshani, Public Defender of Marion County, Salem (access to justice credit)
• When the Lone Wolf Needs a Pack: Delegation, Workflow, and Working in Teams
Lee Wachocki, Practice Management Advisor, Oregon State Bar, Professional Liability Fund, Tigard
Lisa Ludwig, Partner, Ludwig Runstein LLC
Russ Bretan, President, Court Discovery Management
5p | CLE adjourns for the day.
5p | Board Meeting adjourns.
5:30-9:00p | 40th Anniversary Party, Dinner, Band & Barn Dance, Silent Auction — Grilled salmon, steak, stuffed portobello mushrooms (vegetarian option) and the trimmings, live music by the Slab Town String Band, cocktails, silent auction, no-host bar but the beer's on us! Included with CLE registration. Buy guest tickets — $20 adults, $10 kids — here.
Saturday, June 15
Moderated by OCDLA President
8a | Hot Breakfast (included)
9a | The Criminal Legal System Needs a Radical Revolution of Values, Not Just Reform
Bill Quigley, Professor of Law and Director of the Loyola Law Clinic & the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center, Loyola University, New Orleans, LA
10a | Break
10:20a | • Door Prizes
• Introduce New Board Members
• Announce Juvenile Law Award Recipients
• President’s Awards
• Ross Shepard Award
• Raffle Drawing
10:50a | Legislative Update & OPDS Update
Mary Sofia, OCDLA Legislative Advocate, Eugene & OPDS staff TBA
11:50a | Adjourn
Program subject to change.
Special guest speakers
Bill Quigley. Bill Quigley is a law professor and Director of the Law Clinic and the Gillis Long Poverty Law Center at Loyola University New Orleans. Bill has been an active public interest and human rights lawyer since 1977. Bill has served as counsel with a wide range of public interest organizations on issues including Katrina social justice issues, public housing, voting rights, death penalty, living wage, human rights, civil liberties, educational reform, constitutional rights and civil disobedience. Bill has litigated numerous cases with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc., the Advancement Project, and with the ACLU of Louisiana where he was General Counsel for over 15 years. He has been an active lawyer with School of the Americas Watch and the Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti. Bill served as Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights in NYC from 2009 to 2011 before returning to Loyola.
His research and writing have focused on community lawyering, living wage, the right to a job, legal services, community organizing as part of effective lawyering, civil disobedience, high stakes testing, international human rights, revolutionary lawyering and a continuing history of how the laws have regulated the poor since colonial times. He has served as an advisor on human and civil rights to Human Rights Watch USA, Amnesty International USA, and served as the Chair of the Louisiana Advisory Committee to the US Commission on Civil Rights.
Bill is the author of Ending Poverty As We Know It: Guaranteeing A Right to A Job At A Living Wage (2003) and Storms Still Raging: Katrina, New Orleans and Social Justice (2008). In 2003, he was named the Pope Paul VI National Teacher of Peace by Pax Christi USA. Bill is the recipient of the 2004 SALT Teaching Award presented by the Society of American Law Teachers.
Jennifer Sellitti. Jennifer Sellitti is Director of Training & Communications for the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender (NJ OPD), where she is responsible for teaching trial advocacy and substantive law to public defenders in all of the agency’s practice areas. She also works at the direction of the public defender on special projects that impact OPD clients such as forensic science education and litigation, police accountability, and pretrial justice reform. In addition, she represents clients charged with serious felonies at trials and in Miller resentencitng hearings.
Prior to her appointment to director, she was the managing attorney for the Middlesex Trial Region and an assistant deputy public defender in the Essex County Adult Region. Before joining the NJ OPD, she worked as a staff attorney for the Committee for Public Counsel Services in Massachusetts. Jennifer began her legal career at Massachusetts Correctional Legal Services, where she worked on the organization’s Prison Brutality Project investigating claims of prison violence and representing inmates housed in solitary confinement at super maximum security prisons in civil rights lawsuits against correctional facilities and individual officers.
Jennifer is a faculty member at trial advocacy programs across the country including the National Criminal Defense College, the National Forensic College, Bronx Defender’s Academy, Gideon’s Promise, and the Wisconsin Public Defender’s Trial Skills Academy; and she speaks nationally about issues surrounding legal representation for the accused. A member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, she serves on the Corrections Committee and has helped to train public defenders across the country as part of the organization’s reform efforts. She is on the Advisory Board of New Jersey Institute of Technology’s Forensic Science Major. A graduate of Suffolk University Law School, Jennifer obtained a B.S. degree in public relations from Boston University. When she is not training lawyers or advocating for clients, Jennifer spends as much time outdoors as possible and is an avid mountaineer, hiker, and crewmember on a dive boat that discovers and explores shipwrecks in the North Atlantic Ocean.