Shopping cart saved!
Shopping cart saved!

Z is for Zealous 2019

January 26, 2019

World Trade Center, Portland

Z is for Zealous 2019

January 26, 2019

World Trade Center, Portland

This image is not available because: You don’t have the privileges to see it, or it has been removed from the system

Members, download written material here.
Contact OCDLA for password.

Nonmembers, download written material here.
Contact OCDLA for password.



Early Bird Registration — Until January 16
Members — $95
  |   Nonmembers $145   |   Students — $25

Registration after January 17
Members — $110   |   Nonmembers $160   |   Students — $40


Heard last year about this seminar
I enjoyed the information and the support I felt from experienced members of the criminal defense community.”
Nothing was redundant. It was small enough where I could hear without distraction and each presentation hit the target. The presenters were well prepared and brought practical and readily useable tools and information for my practice.”
This is one of the best conferences I've attended. Great presenters with relevant and important topics.”


Who may attend?
This program is open to defense lawyers and those professionals and law students directly involved in the defense function.

What’s included in the fee?
• Seminar admission
• Written material in advance
• OCDLA members will receive a FREE Trial Notebook PDF ($175 value) with their materials (read more about the Trial Notebook below).
FREE 2018 Sentencing Guidelines Grid ($25 value)
• CLE credit
• Continental breakfast on Saturday
• Lunch on Saturday
• Refreshments during breaks

Financial assistance?
Contact OCDLA by January 16 about scholarships, payment plans or creative payment arrangements.

Seminar cancellations made before Jan 18 (date material is emailed) will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee.
After January 18 there are no refunds.

No-show Policy
Written materials are sent in advance to all participants. We will send MP3 recordings to OCDLA members only; nonmembers who do not attend are ineligible to receive the audio recordings or a refund.


CLE Credit
Pending approval in Oregon, Washington, California. Call regarding other states for approximately 5.5 credits, including 1 ethics.

What’s this about a FREE Trial Notebook PDF   
It’s true, and it’s a SPECIAL DEAL for OCDLA members only. Members will get a free Trial Notebook PDF with their Z is for Zealous seminar written materials.

Edited by Robert S. Raschio, the Trial Notebook will help you HONE YOUR SKILLS. And combined with the EXPERTISE of our Z is for Zealous speakers you’ll soon RULE THE COURTROOM.

The chapter on electronic evidence unravels the admissibility of email, text messages and social network data. Need to know how to subpoena an out-of-state witness? It’s in there. Want to blast the DDAs on prosecutorial vouching case law? You got it. Want the best damn discovery checklist and rundown of digital discovery basics at your fingertips? You’re covered.

The PDF contains hyperlinks to caselaw, relevant statutes, the rules of evidence, and more.

The Trial Notebook offers hundreds of cases, dozens of new motions, tons of resources, and will spark new, creative approaches to your case work no matter how long you’ve been in the game.

The Trial Notebook works in chronological order, from discovery to demurrers and motions, to preparation for and conducting the trial. It spans jury selection through possible post-trial motions. The Trial Notebook will become an indispensable tool in your arsenal.



Saturday, January 26
Moderator TBA

8a  |  Registration/Continental Breakfast (included with registration)
8:30  |  Caseload Organization / Checklist
Chris O’Connor, Metropolitan Public Defenders Office, Portland

9:15  |  Voir Dire
Carl Macpherson, Executive Director, Metropolitan Public Defenders Office, Portland
10:15  |  Break/Door Prizes
10:30  |  Cross-Examination
Conor Huseby, Federal Public Defender, Portland
11:30  |  Motion Practice
Ryan Scott, Portland
12:15p  |  Lunch (included with registration) — Faculty available for questions, war stories & networking.
1:15  |  Immigration
Jenny Hernandez, Metropolitan Public Defenders Office, Portland
2:00  |  Ethics
Keith Rogers, Executive Director, Multnomah Defenders, Portland
3:00 Break  |  Door Prizes
3:15  |  Sentencing & Mitigation
Lisa Ludwig, Portland

3:45  |  Storytelling & Closing Argument
Kasia Rutledge, Portland

4:45  |  Adjourn

Program subject to change.


The seminar will take place at the World Trade Center in Portland.


Registrations for Z is for Zealous 2019 are currently unavailable.

We'll be back up soon...