Death Penalty Defense 2018

October 26–27, 2018

Sunriver Resort

Death Penalty Defense 2018

October 26–27, 2018

Sunriver Resort

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Early Bird Registration — Until October 16
Members — Lawyers $255   |   NonLawyers $160
NonMembers — Lawyers $305   |   NonLawyers $210
Students — $25, with membership included

Standard Registration — After October 16
Members — Lawyers $280   |   NonLawyers $185
NonMembers — Lawyers $330   |   NonLawyers $235
Students — $50, with membership included

Who may attend?

This program is open only to defense lawyers and those professionals and law students directly involved in the defense function & who are not involved in state or federal prosecutions (as attorney, investigator, expert, consultant, or in any other capacity). Written & audio seminar materials are licensed to participants for use in the defense of criminal cases only; any other use or distribution is a violation of copyright laws & the user's ethical obligation. Individuals registering for the program or ordering pro-gram materials are agreeing to abide by this understanding & keep all information privileged.

What’s included in the fee?
• Seminar admission (Fri–Sat)
• Written material in advance via download link
• CLE credit*
• Hot breakfast Saturday
• Refreshments at breaks

Financial assistance?
Members contact OCDLA by
October 16 about scholarships, payment plans or creative payment arrangements.

Seminar cancellations made before
October 19 will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee. Seminar cancellations made after October 19 — once material download link has been emailed — will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation/written material fee. This seminar is not audiotaped; no-shows will not receive CLE credit.

No-show Policy
Written materials are sent in advance to all participants. Audio materials in the form of  MP3 recordings well be sent to OCDLA members only; nonmembers who do not attend are ineligible to receive the recordings or a refund.

*CLE Credit
Pending approval for 8 credits in Oregon, Washington, California. For other state accreditation, call OCDLA at 541-686-8716.


Program — Friday and Saturday, Oct. 26–27
Friday, October 26
Moderator: Rich Wolf, Oregon Capital Resource Center  
Noon         Check-in / Registration
1:00  How To: Batson and J.E.B. v. Alabama
Speakers TBA
2:00  5 Things to Ask in Every Mitigation Interview
Speaker TBA
3:00 Break / Door Prizes
3:15   5 Penalty Phase Jury Instructions to Offer in Every Case
Rich Wolf, Oregon Capital Resource Center, Portland 
3:30   5 Penalty Phase Instructions to Object to in Every Case
Jeff Ellis, Oregon Capital Resource Center, Portland 
3:45   How Three Teams Settled Cases (and You Can Too)
Deborah Burdzik & Dianna Gentry, Portland
Geoff Gokey, Redmond & David Glenn, Madras
Patrick Sweeney & Christopher Clayhold, Portland
5:15    Adjourn for the day / Reception
Saturday, October 27
Moderator: Jeff Ellis, Oregon Capital Resource Center
8:30   Crime Lab Discovery: Where They Hide Their Misconduct
Kelley Kulick, Santa Clara County Public Defender, San Jose CA
Karen Lawless, Forensic Consultant, Oregon/Texas        

9:30    5 Things to Do When Raising Fitness to Proceed
Dianna Gentry, Portland
Patrick Sweeney, Portland

10:30 Break / Door Prizes
10:45   5 Ways to Win in Habeas, Ten Ways To Lose
Renee Manes, Federal Public Defender, Portland

11:45     Opposing Death Qualification
Lois Heaney, Oakland CA
Lis Semel, Oakland CA (invited)

12:45      Adjourn


Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR
Call by September 24 to ensure group rates.

Group rates are at prevailing government per diem rate at time of arrival. Current per diem rates are: $113 for a lodge village guest room, $155 river lodge guest room, $165 lodge village suite, plus 15% nightly room rate resort fee, plus 1.8% state tax; and 9.8% tax. Resort fees include: wireless internet, access to Sage Springs Club and Spa, complimentary access to The Cove, access to Resort swimming pools and hot tubs, access to Crosswater and Caldera Links, intra-Resort transportation, self-valet parking, newspaper in lobby, in-room coffee.

In order to receive the contracted rate, please identify yourself as part of OCDLA – Public Defense Mgt./Death Penalty Conference.

Condos & homes also subject to cleaning fees. Contact Sunriver Resort for details on cleaning fees, cancellation fees, and other fees. 

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