2020 Annual Conference CLE Archive
Wednesday, May 20
Moderated by Kati Dunn, Strawberry Mountain Law, PC, Canyon City
11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. | Obtaining Police Displinary Records • Tristen Edwards, Metropolitan Public Defender, Portland
This presentation lays out the process of requesting police disciplinary records through the subpoena duces tecum process. The presentation will cover the subpoena, issues with the city’s motion to quash, and what arguments to raise at the motions hearing. Requesting police disciplinary records is important for so many reasons – it provides attorneys with potential impeachment material at trial, it makes the police nervous, it makes the DAs nervous, and increased requests/litigation on this issue could improve police transparency in Oregon. In the written materials, you will find a sample subpoena, the city’s motion, and a response brief.
11:45 to 11:50 Break
11:50 to 12:50 | Can I take my client's phone? Ethical Concerns in Processing Client Evidence" • David Elkanich, Portland, and Carl Macpherson, Metropolitan Public Defender, Ethics
What happens when a client drops evidence in a lawyer’s metaphorical lap? Can the lawyer put it in an evidence locker, test it on her own, or just give it back to the client? Does it matter if the lawyer never actually touches the evidence? Or if the evidence is contraband or an instrumentality of a crime? This panel will explore what lawyers should and must do when they come into possession of evidence. The panel will discuss the ethical and legal constraints on a lawyer, provide guideposts for lawyers to follow, and discuss how best to turn over evidence, if required.
Friday, May 22
Moderated by Noah Horst, Portland
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Prosecutorial Misconduct • Alec Karakatsanis, Founder and Executive Director, Civil Rights Corp, Washington, D.C.
12:00 to 12:10 | Break
12:10 to 12:25 | Business Meeting
• President Makes Report
• Board Candidates Read Statements
• Final Voting and Announcement of New Board Members
12:25 to 12:35 BREAK
12:35 to 1:35 | Appellate Update • Marc Brown, Chief Deputy Defender, OPDS
1:35 Board of Directors Election Results, Adjourn.
Friday, May 28
Appellate Update: B Side – a continuation from May 22.
Special Guest Presenter —
Alec Karakatsanis, Founder and Executive Director, Civil Rights Corp, Washington, D.C.
Before founding Civil Rights Corps, Alec was a civil rights lawyer and public defender with the Special Litigation Division of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia; a federal public defender in Alabama, representing impoverished people accused of federal crimes; and co-founder of the non-profit organization Equal Justice Under Law. | About.