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Public Defense Management 2018

October 25–26, 2018

Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR

Public Defense Management 2018

October 25–26, 2018

Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR

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Contact OCDLA for password.

Complete online evaluation here.


Early Bird Registration — Until October 15
Lawyers   $255
NonLawyers   $160
Students — $25, with $10 membership included

Standard Registration — After October 15
Lawyers $280  
NonLawyers $185
Students — $50, with $10 membership included

Who may attend?
This program is open 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 (Thur–Fri)
• Written material in advance via download link
• CLE credit
• Continental breakfast Thursday
• Lunch on Thursday
• Hot breakfast Friday
• Refreshments at breaks

Financial assistance?
Members contact OCDLA by
October 17 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
Credit will be applied for in Oregon, Washington, California. For other state accreditation, call OCDLA at 541-686-8716.



Download material here.
Contact OCDLA for password.
Complete online evaluation here.

Moderated by Olcott Thompson, OCDLA President, Salem

Thursday, October 25
8:00a | Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:30 | Welcome (Homestead 1)
Lane Borg, Executive Director, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
Eric Deitrick, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
9:00 | Update on the Sixth Amendment Center & the American Bar Association Workload/Caseload Study in Oregon (Homestead 1)
Lane Borg and Eric Deitrick
9:45 | Break
10:00 | BREAKOUTs — Session 1
a) Building Budgets & Financial Reports — A Chief Financial Officer Answers Your Questions (Homestead 3)   
Peter M. Mair, Mair Financial Management Consulting, Lake Oswego
b) Planning Ahead — Retirement/Succession Planning for Lawyers (Homestead 1)
Rachel Edwards, Professional Liability Fund, Oregon State Bar
Matthew Muenchrath, Attorney, Coquille 
10:55 | Switch breakouts
11:00 | BREAKOUTs — Session 2
a) Building Budgets & Financial Reports   (Homestead 3)
Peter M. Mair  
b) Cognitive Impairments and Personal Challenges of Retirement — Helping Employees Let Go (Homestead 1)
Shari Gregory, Assistant Director/Attorney Counselor, Oregon Attorney Assistance Program, Portland
(access to justice credit is being requested)
11:55 | Lunch (included) (Homestead 2)
12:55p | Social Media — Brave New World of Law/Twitter (Homestead 1)      
Crystal Maloney, Attorney, Portland
Brook Reinhard, Executive Director, Public Defender Services of Lane County, Eugene
1:55 | Sexual Harassment / Workplace Harassment (Homestead 1)      
Blerina Kotori and Megan Reuther, Tonkin Torp LLP, Portland

2:55 | Take a break
3:10 | BREAKOUTs — Session 3
a) Building Budgets & Financial Reports   Peter Mair (Homestead 3)
b) Specific Issues — Sexual Harassment/Hostile Work Environment (Homestead 1)
Blerina Kotori and Megan Reuther
4:05 | Return to large group
4:10 | Statewide caseload — what OPDS is seeing across the state. Contract and Financial Services updates, what’s new, and plans for the future.  (Homestead 1)
Stephanie Petersen, OPDS Chief Financial Officer; Rachel Woods, OPDS Data Analyst; Amy Jackson, OPDS Senior Contract Analyst; Billy Strehlow, OPDS Senior Contract Analyst; Shelley Winn, OPDS Senior Contract Analyst; Jenny Carson-Phillips, OPDS Accounting Supervisor
5:00 | Adjourn for the day

Friday, October 26
7:45a | Breakfast
8:30| Staff Track  (Homestead 1)
The Contractor’s Handbook — A new handbook designed specifically for contractor frequently asked questions.    
Stephanie Petersen, Rachel Woods, Amy Jackson, Billy Strehlow, Shelley Winn, Jenny Carson-Phillips, Caroline Meyer, OPDS PCRP Analyst
Attorney Track (Homestead 2 & 3)
The New Age of File Management — Paperless Transitions, Electronic File Storage, and Data Security
Rachel Edwards
9:30 | Take a break
9:45 | Caseload/Workload Study Kickoff & Public Defense Services Commission Meeting (Homestead 1)
Malia N. Brink, Associate Counsel for Public Defense, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, Washington, DC 
Malia Brink and the Commission will discuss the dimensions of the study, goals, and the impact on you.
And important updates on —
       Sixth Amendment Center Assessment Site Visits
       Parent Child Representation Project
       Juvenile Appellate Section — Shannon Storey, Chief Defender, OPDS, Salem; Shannon Flowers, Deputy Public Defender, OPDS, Salem

       Retiring commissioner, Janet Stevens, will be honored.

12:00p | Evaluations and adjourn
Program subject to change.

Special guest speaker —
MALIA N. BRINK, Associate Counsel for Public Defense, ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants, Washington, DC
Malia Brink has spent over 15 years working on criminal justice reform issues with a focus on public defense reform. She currently serves as the Associate Counsel for Public Defense to the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants (ABA SCLAID). Brink also serves as the Deputy Director for the ABA SCLAID’s Public Defender Workload Study Projects and the Misdemeanor Court Observation Projects. 

Before joining the ABA, Brink served as the Public Defense Project Director at the Justice Programs Office of American University and the Director of Institutional Development and Policy Counsel at the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Brink began her legal career as the Jerome J. Shestack Public Interest Fellow at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP and a Staff Attorney at the ACLU in Philadelphia.

Brink also serves as a Lecturer-in-Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, where she teaches a seminar on the Right to Counsel. Brink clerked for the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Brink is an honors graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Dartmouth College.


Our room block at Sunriver Resort is full.
You might consider La Quinta Inn &  Suites in Bend as an alternative:
61200 South Hwy 97, Bend, OR
La Quinta’s website currently lists rooms for $125/night for a single night stay or $109 per night for a two night stay during our event. These prices are subject to change.

Sunriver Resort, Sunriver, OR

Call by September 24

After Sept 24, rooms may not be available at the special rate of $113 for a lodge village guest room, $165 for a lodge village suite, $165 lodge village suite, or $155 for a river lodge guestroom, 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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