Annual Conference • June 15–17

06/15/2017 3:00 PM - 06/17/2017 3:00 PM (GMT-07:00) America/Los_Angeles



Complete the online EVALUATION HERE.

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Who may attend?
Program is open only to OCDLA members, other defense lawyers and those professionals and law students directly involved in the defense function.

What’s included in the fee?
• Seminar admission (Thurs.–Sat.)
• Written material download in advance
• Thursday barbecue
• Friday business luncheon
• Continental breakfast Friday
• Hot breakfast Saturday
• Refreshments at the breaks
• CLE credit
• Networking, relaxing, a great time!

Lodging at Mt. Bachelor Village is FULL
Call 1-877-394-8966 today! Ref: OCDLA/303040. Our room cut-off date is May 14, 2017, but our block has already filled. Sometimes there are cancellations, so it's worth a call.

Alternative Lodging Options
TownePlace Suites Marriott, $159, some pet rooms at $15 per pet per night. Reserve by May 25. Call 541-382-5006, mention OCDLA. Or book online.
Fairfield Inn & Suites, $159, a sister property of TownePlace Suites Marriott about two miles from the Marriott, similar amenities, nights of June 15, 16, 17. Call 541-382-5006. Reserve by May 25, mention OCDLA. Or book online.
Entrada, rate for June 15, 16, 17: one queen $149, two queen $159, call (541) 382-4080, mention OCDLA.
• Vacation Rental By Owner,
• Vacasa Rentals, 503-345-9399,
• Bend Dutch, 866-322-0218,
• Bend Vacation Rentals, 541-385-9492,
• Bend Chamber of Commerce,

Exhibitors | Support the businesses who support OCDLA. Gather information about their goods and services and enjoy the occasional freebie or treats. Exhibitors will be available all three days. Confirmed exhibitors: Old-Fashioned Barbecue | Family and friends always enjoy this classic picnic hosted by your Board of Directors. Great dogs and burgers (veggie, too), snacks, salads, drinks and dessert, plus music.
Jam Session | Relax with friends and your favorite instrument. Outdoor plugs available.
Silent Auction | An eclectic offering of items. Your bidding helps fund OCDLA’s legislative work. Pick up a great vacation or two! Bidding opens at 8 a.m. and closes during the Friday evening party at 7:30 p.m.
Business Meeting, Lunch & Board Election | Board candidates make statements. President Dave Ferry presents awards and updates members on association activities at this annual meeting. Lunch is sponsored by Tom Cronkrite of TravelPro. OCDLA’s general membership elects Board members. To nominate yourself or someone else for District 3, 5 or 6, contact Shaun McCrea, OCDLA Executive Director, by 5 p.m. on Monday, June 12, and the name will be on the printed board election ballot. Voting concludes at the end of lunch, 1:45 p.m.
First-Timers Reception & Job Fair | Newcomers to OCDLA, the Annual Conference, or the Bar are invited to join the Board, Past Presidents & Public Defender Directors for a special welcome and introduction. Anyone is welcome. Find out which offices are hiring and how to apply.
Beer & Wine Tasting | A craft beverage tasting like none other! Sample the inspired flavors of several local breweries and choose from a variety of Oregon wines and locally-made spirits. Includes tasty snacks plus the last chance to bid in the silent auction. Included with registration, guests $15.
OCDLA Raffle | Trip for two to Mauna Lani Bay on the Big Island. Only 500 tickets will be sold. Trip is November 8–12, 2017, during OCDLA’s Sunny Climate Seminar. Or choose $1,200 cash. Drawing at 10:20 a.m. on June 17. Need not be present to win. See registration form for tickets, visit, or call OCDLA.



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Complete the online EVALUATION HERE.

Thursday, June 15
Moderator: Aaron Jeffers, Attorney, Bend
9:00a Public Defense Services Commission Meeting (adjourns 12:30 p.m.)
Noon    Registration / Exhibitors:


1:00p   Giving the Devil His Due: Recent Developments in Restitution and Compensatory Fine Law
Erin Severe and Morgen Daniels, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
1:45    Transgender 101 (access to justice credit)
Percy Wise, Attorney, Portland
2:45    Break / Door Prizes
3:00     The ICE Man Commeth: Immigration Issues Update/Padilla
Stephanie Engelsman, Metropolitan Public Defender, Portland
3:45     Identity Theft: The Illusive Hunt for the White Whale
Lee Wachocki, Multnomah Defenders, Portland 
Amanda Garty, Attorney, Portland
4:30    CLE adjourns for the day.
5:00 Old-Fashioned BBQ hosted by Board of Directors

 Friday, June 16
Moderator: Michelle Bartov, Attorney, Canyon City
8:00a Continental Breakfast (included)
9:00    Skirting the Shoals and Reefs: Appellate Update
Marc Brown and Sara Werboff, Appellate Division, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
10:00   Digging in the Sand for Gold: Experts Panel
Elizabeth Baker, Attorney, Eugene
Paul Levy, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
Kevin Sali, Attorney, Portland
Russell S. Barnett, III, Attorney, Portland
11:00 Break  / Door Prizes
11:15 Life Jackets and Safety Belts: Experts and Child Witnesses
Lisa Kirsch Satawa, Attorney, Birmingham, MI
12:15p     Business Meeting
• Present Ross Shepard OCDLA Service Award
• Announce Juvenile Law Award Recipients
• Candidate Statements
• President’s Awards
12:45  Lunch   
Sponsored by TravelPro, Tigard
1:45   Walking the Plank: Using Experts and Thinking Like a Scientist
Kevin Sali
2:45    Break
3:00    Breakout — Still Waters Run Deep: Stand by Counsel (Attorney Advisors)
Lisa Ludwig, Attorney, Portland
Breakout — Reading the Water: DUII Experts
Ben Eder, Attorney, Portland
Breakout — Scrutiny on the Bounty: A Closer Look at Child Witnesses
Lisa Kirsch Satawa
3:30   Board of Directors Meeting
4:00    Break
4:15    Breakout — Still at War: Enlisting Defenders To Battle Oregon’s Veteran Defendant Crisis
James Gardner, Public Defender Services of Lane County, Eugene
Jesse Wm. Barton, Attorney, Salem
Breakout Running Against the Wind: When You Don’t Need An Expert
Russell S. Barnett, III
Breakout — Straight on ’til Morning: Juvenile Experts 
Karen Stenard, Attorney, Eugene
5:15    CLE adjourns for the day.
5:00 Board Meeting adjourns.
5:15 First Timers Reception and Job Fair
5:30-7:30 Beer, Wine, Spirit Tasting

Saturday, June 17
Moderator: New OCDLA President
7:30 Hot Breakfast (included)
8:30   Make Some Waves: Legislative Update
Mary Sell, OCDLA Lobbyist, Portland
9:00 Bridge Over Troubled Water: Domestic Violence and Your Case
Dr. Julia Babcock, Houston, TX
10:00    Break / Door Prizes / Raffle
10:20    ICE in the Age of Trump—Avoiding Prosecution and the Bar (ethics credit)
Lane Borg, Executive Director, Metropolitan Public Defender, Portland
11:20    Adjourn

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