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Annual Juvenile Law Conference 2019

April 12-13, 2019

Agate Beach Inn, Newport

Annual Juvenile Law Conference 2019

April 12-13, 2019

Agate Beach Inn, Newport


Early Bird Registration — Until April 2
Members — Lawyers $255   |   NonLawyers $160
NonMembers — Lawyers $305   |   NonLawyers $210
Students — $25, with membership included

Standard Registration — After April 2
Members — Lawyers $280   |   NonLawyers $185
NonMembers — Lawyers $330   |   NonLawyers $235
Students — $25, with membership included

Who may attend?
OCDLA and WACDL members, other defense lawyers and those professionals and law students not involved in the prosecution function.

What’s included in the fee?
• Seminar admission
• Electronic material download
• CLE credit
• Breakfast & lunch on Saturday
• Refreshments at the breaks

Financial assistance?
Members contact OCDLA by April 2 about scholarships, payment plans, or creative payment arrangements.

Cancellations made before April 5 will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after April 5 — once material download link has been emailed — will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation/written material fee. No-show policy: Written materials are emailed 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 audio recordings or a refund.
CLE Credit
Pending approval in Oregon for 5.75 general, 1 ethics, and 4.5 access to justice credits; Washington, 10.25 general and 1 ethics; California, 10.25 general and 1 ethics. For other state accreditation, call OCDLA at 541-686-8716.


Click here to access written materials.
Contact OCDLA for password.

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Friday, April 12
Moderated by Sarah Peterson, OCDLA Juvenile Law Committee Co-Chair

12 p | Registration
1 | The Reasonable Black Child Standard
Prof. Kristin Nicole Henning, Georgetown Law, Washington, D.C.
(access to justice credit)
2:30 | Expanding Miller’s Reach: Practical Restitution Challenges in Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings
Reid Kajikawa, Attorney, Crabtree & Rahmsdorff, Bend

3:15 Break/Door Prizes

3:30 | Lewis & Clark Law School Youth Legal Clinic at OYA
Prof. Aliza B. Kaplan, Director, Criminal Justice Reform Clinic, Portland
Anjana Kumar, Law Student, Youth Legal Project, Portland
Mieke de Vrind, Law Student, Youth Legal Project, Portland
4:30 | Legislative Update
Mary A. Sofia, Lobbyist, OCDLA
5 | Adjourn for the day
5:30–9:00p | Evening at the Oregon Coast Aquarium with Presentation of Juvenile Law Awards and Dinner
Oregon Coast Aquarium

Purchase tickets to this event here.

Saturday, April 13
Moderated by Annette Smith, OCDLA Juvenile Law Committee Co-Chair
7:00 a | Hot Breakfast (included)
8 | Refresher on the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA)
Addie Smith, former Staff Attorney, National Indian Child Welfare Association, Portland
(access to justice credit)
8:45 | Defenders’ Implicit Bias - Part 1
Prof. Kristin Nicole Henning, Georgetown Law,Washington, D.C.
(access to justice credit)
9:45 | Break/Door Prizes
10 a | Defenders’ Implicit Bias - Part 2
Prof. Kristin Nicole Henning, Georgetown Law, Washington, D.C.
(access to justice credit)

11 | Early Advocacy in Dependency Cases: Setting Clients Up For Success
Shannon Flowers, OPDS Appellate Division, Salem
Matthew Washchuk, Riley & Washchuk PC, Portland

12 p | Lunch (included)
1 | Regulation and/or Litigation — A Panel Discussion on Claims Against Lawyers
Panel moderated by Michael Rose, Creighton & Rose PC, Portland
Panelists: Linn Davis, Oegon State Bar, Tigard; John Devlin, Devlin Law, P.C., Portland; Eric Deitrick, General Counsel, OPDS, Salem

(ethics credit)

2 | Does This Really Help My Client? Forensic Psychological Evaluations for Parents
Macon Benoit, MB Law, Astoria
Dr. Wendy Bourg, Psychologist, Portland
3 | Break / Door Prizes
3:15 | The OTLA Juvenile Justice Project — Tips from the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association on How to Identify Potential Civil Claims for Children in Foster Care
John Devlin
3:45 | Appellate Update
Hon. Megan Jacquot, Coos County Circuit Court
Sarah Peterson, OPDS Appellate Division, Salem
5 | Adjourn
Program subject to change.

Our Special Guest Speaker –
Kristin Henning, will present – “The Reasonable Black Child” on Friday, April 12. Then, on Saturday, April 13, she will present “Defenders’ Implicit Bias.” Professor Henning joined the faculty of the Georgetown Law Center in 1995 as a Stuart-Stiller Fellow in the Criminal and Juvenile Justice Clinics. As a Fellow she represented adults and children in the D.C. Superior Court, while supervising law students in the Juvenile Justice Clinic. In 1997, Professor Henning joined the staff of the Public Defender Service (PDS) for the District of Columbia where she continued to represent clients and helped to organize a Juvenile Unit designed to meet the multi-disciplinary needs of children in the juvenile justice system. Professor Henning served as Lead Attorney for the Juvenile Unit from 1998 until she left the Public Defender Service to return to Georgetown in 2001. As lead attorney, she represented juveniles in serious cases, supervised and trained new PDS attorneys, and coordinated and conducted training for court-appointed attorneys representing juveniles.
Professor Henning has been active in local, regional and national juvenile justice reform, serving as Director of the Mid-Atlantic Juvenile Defender Center (MAJDC), President of the Board of Directors for the Center for Children’s Law and Policy, and on local D.C. Superior Court committees such as the Delinquency Working Group and the Family Court Training Committee. Professor Henning has also served as an expert consultant to a number of state and federal agencies, including the US Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division.
Kris Henning worked closely with the Juvenile Indigent Defense Action Network to develop the Juvenile Training Immersion Program (JTIP), a national training curriculum for juvenile defense attorneys. She is a certified JTIP trainer and has organized numerous trainings for practicing juvenile defense attorneys, including the JTIP Summer Academy, an annual one week intensive training program for juvenile defense attorneys hosted at Georgetown Law in partnership with the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC), the DC Juvenile Panel Trial Practice Group (a monthly training program for DC CJA bar attorneys), and trainings in rural areas throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. She is also often invited to train juvenile defenders throughout the country.
You can read more about Professor Henning at:


Agate Beach Inn, Newport
Our reservation deadline has been extended to April 2.
Call 541-265-9411, mention that you are with the OCDLA Juvenile Conference.
$99 hillside, $129 ocean view. Pet rooms available for extra charge and on a limited basis.


Overflow lodging at The Hallmark Resort
Call  (541) 265-2600, room block available until March 13.

3 Two Queen Traditionals: $134.00
2 Two Queen Limited Editions: $144.00
1 King Spa Limited Editions: $144.00


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