09/15/2017 12:00 PM - 09/16/2017 5:00 PM (GMT-07:00) America/Los_Angeles
The Defense Never Surrenders:
Wizardry that Wins—At Trial, Sentencing & Beyond
September 15–16 | Agate Beach Inn, Newport
It’s all in the title—The Defense Never Surrenders.
No matter what happens at trial, you’re there for your client. You know when you work magic. You can feel it.
But being a legal magician is tough.
Sometimes it feels like your clients are facing issues without answers — that’s where this CLE comes in.
Topics addressed will help you help your client who may be facing prison, who may be transitioning to re-entry, or who may be inside prison and has very specific needs.
These legal wizards will share specific practice tips for trial, post-trial sentencing nuggets, tricky client management problems, state & federal conundrums, twists & turns within the Dept. of Corrections, pre-entry tips for re-entry success, and much more.
REGISTRATION — Earlybird Deadline to save $25: September 5
This program is open to defense lawyers and those professionals and law students directly involved in the defense function.
• 7.5 general, 1.0 access to justice CLE credits (Oregon)
• Written materials (Dropbox)
• Continental breakfast and lunch on Saturday and refreshments at the breaks
Contact OCDLA to inquire about scholarships.
Cancellations made before September 8 will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations made on or after September 8—once material download link has been emailed—will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation/written material fee. New No-show Policy: Written materials are sent in advance to all participants. Audio materials in the form of MP3 recordings will be sent to OCDLA members only; nonmembers who do not attend are ineligible to receive the audio recordings or a refund.
Best Western Agate Beach Inn | 541-265-9411
$118 ocean view, $98 hillside. Reserve by August 15 and reference OCDLA when booking. After August 15 these rates may be offered on a space-available basis only.
Friday, Sept. 15
Moderator: Brian Gardner, Newport
1:00 – Charms for Enchantment: Practice Tips, Tricks and Strategy for Trial
John Lentine, Birmingham Alabama
From charming the difficult client to defeating the wayward prosecutor.
2:15 – Invisible to Divisible: Tools to Shape Your Client’s Future
Michael Schmidt, Executive Director, Oregon Criminal Justice Commission, Salem
Increasing transitional leave; reducing presumptive sentences and mandatory sentences for 1st degree & ID theft; more property crime convictions required before presumptive sentence will apply; expanded eligibility for family sentencing alternative pilot, and more.
3:00 – Break / Door Prizes
3:15 – Confront, Confound, Compel: Aggressively Litigating Probation Violations to Win
Chris O’Connor, Metropolitan Public Defenders, Portland
4:00 – Courage Above All: Fighting to Defend the Transgender Client: Transgender 102 access to justice credit
Dianna Gentry and Patrick Sweeney, Portland
Information about transgender legal status, ability to change gender on ODL, jail/DOC policies and specifics on how to defend transgender clients.
5:00 – Adjourn for the day
Saturday, Sept. 16
Moderated by: Kristina Kayl, Newport
9:00 – Strapping on the Armor: How to Survive in the Belly of the Beast
Former attorney and inmate discusses how he survived prison and what you need to know to help your client.
10:00 – Spells to Navigate Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea: State & Federal Issues
Jesse Merrithew, Portland
How to navigate the labyrinth when an accused faces charges in multiple jurisdictions.
10:45 – Break / Door Prizes
11:00 – Alchemy: Spinning Gold by Knowing the Rules
Dianne Erickson, Policy Manager, Offender Information and Sentence Computation Unit for ODOC, Salem
Common DOC-related issues that make us frantic and how to solve them.
11:45 – Lunch
12:45 – Waving the Wand: You Have the Power
Alex Bassos, Metropolitan Public Defenders, Portland
The top 20 things you can do "pre-entry" that can change your client's life for the better at re-entry.
1:30 – Call in the Flying Monkeys: Persuasive Advocacy from Alpha to Zealous
John Lentine, Birmingham, AL
2:30 – Transforming the Future: Legislative Update
Mary A. Sofia, Legislative Advocate, OCDLA
Grand jury recording, drug law changes, oh my—and where we go from here.
Program, speakers, times subject to change.