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Annual Conference 2018

June 14–16, 2018

Mount Bachelor Village, Bend

Annual Conference 2018

June 14–16, 2018

Mount Bachelor Village, Bend
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Early Bird Registration — Until June 4
Lawyers $355 • Nonlawyers $275

Lawyers $435 • Nonlawyers $310
Students — $25, with membership included

Standard Registration — After June 4

Lawyers $380 • Nonlawyers $300

Lawyers $460 • Nonlawyers $335
Students — $50, with membership included

Annual Conference Photo Contest
Winner gets a prize and the honor of becoming OCDLA’s mascot trial pet, which means a likeness of your pet will appear on an OCDLA t-shirt at a future time. Those registered for the Annual Conference may enter.
1. Annual Conference registrants — submit one JPG photo of your pet to by June 1
2. Only one photo per registrant — multiple photo submissions will be disqualified. You may submit a single photo containing multiple pets. If a photo contains multiple pets votes for that photo are for the group of pets, not one of the individuals. If you want attendees to vote for just one of your pets then submit one photo with just one pet in it.

3. OCDLA will provide conference registrants a PDF version of the pet photo PowerPoint prior to the conference.
4. OCDLA will display the pet photos at the conference.
5. Conference attendees will vote at the conference for the pet in the display they think should be OCDLA’s mascot (i.e., on a t-shirt). The pet photo that receives the most votes wins.
6. Depending on the number of submissions, OCDLA reserves the right to narrow the contenders.
7. Pets who participated in the April 2018 Annual Juvenile Law Conference photo contest will be automatically entered in the Annual Conference Pet Photo Contest.

Who may attend the Annual Conference?
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 (Thurs.–Sat.)
• Written material download in advance
• Friday business luncheon
• Friday social event to be announced
• Continental breakfast Friday
• Hot breakfast Saturday
• Refreshments at the breaks
• CLE credit
• Networking, relaxing, a great time!

Financial assistance?
Members contact OCDLA by
June 4 about scholarships, payment plans or creative payment arrangements.

Seminar cancellations made before
June 8 will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee. Seminar cancellations made after June 8 — once material download link has been emailed — will receive a refund less a $150 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.

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
Pending approval in Oregon for 9.75 general, 1 access to justice and 1 ethics credit. Also pending approval in Washington and California. For other state accreditation, call OCDLA at 541-686-8716.

Childcare Services

For those needing childcare services visit Visit Bend, here:
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Download written material here.
(Contact OCDLA for password.)

Complete Online Evaluation.


Thursday, June 14
Moderator: Mary Sofia, OCDLA Legislative Representative, Eugene
9a | Public Defense Services Commission Meeting
to 12:30p      
Noon | Registration

• Tom Cronkrite, TravelPro, Tigard

• Cort Heroy, Client Management and Trial Strategies, Eugene

Malaer Legal Nurse Consulting, Bend

Smart Start, Inc., Grapevine

Fat Pencil Studio, Portland

Cascade Forensic Engineering & Failure Analysis, Inc., Portland

Stephen Mallery, Mallery Financial LLC, Eugene
1p | Can I Take That Back? Myriad Ways to Suppress Client Statements in Oregon
Conor Huseby, Federal Public Defender, Portland
2p | Did My Client Really Say That? Spanish-Speaking Clients and Law Enforcement Interviews
Laura Lopez, MA, Foundations Counseling and Interpreting Services, McMinnville; Manuel Perez, Deputy Public Defender, Public Defender Marion County, Salem
(access to justice credit)

3p | Break
/Door Prizes
3:15p | Lost in Translation: Forensic Evaluation of Adults with Suspected Developmental Language Disorders
David C. Prillwitz, MS CCC-SP, Licensed Speech-Language Pathologist, Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Portland, OR
Private Practice, Portland, OR
4p | Oregon Innocence Project: Closing Forensic Science Gaps in Your Case
Janis Puracal, Attorney and Co-founder, Oregon Innocence Project, Portland
4:30p | CLE adjourns for the day
4:30p | First-Timers Reception & Job Fair
New OCDLA members, those new to the bar, and first time attendees — sign up for this free event online in advance here or call OCDLA).
5p | Old-Fashioned BBQ — hosted by Board of Directors
Free for attendees, friends and family.
Includes music, food and drinks.

Friday, June 15
Moderator: Lee Wachocki, Attorney, St. Helens
8a | Continental Breakfast (included)
Exhibitors (all day)
Silent Auction (all day)
9a | Appellate Update
Marc Brown and Stacy Du Clos, Appellate Division, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
10a | Restitution, Compensatory Fines and Avoiding Civil Liability
Laura Fine, Attorney, Eugene
11a       Break
/Door Prizes
11:15a | Better Than “No Comment”: How to Communicate with  the Media
Noelle Crombie, Staff Writer, The Oregonian, Portland; Chris O’Connor, Metropolitan Public Defender, Portland
12:15p | Business Meeting

  • Present Ross Shepard Lifetime Service to OCDLA Award
  • Announce Juvenile Law Award Recipients
  • Candidate Statements
  • President’s Awards
12:45p | Lunch — Sponsored by TravelPro, Tigard
1:45p | Sex Offender Tiering Update: Registration Relief Hearings in 2019
Michael Hsu, Board Member, Oregon Board of Parole and Post-Prison Supervision
Lisa Ludwig, Partner, Ludwig Runstein LLC
Kenneth Nolley, Oregon Voices and Emeritus Professor of English and Film Studies at Willamette University
2:45p | Break
  • The Role of Foster Parents: How to Engage and How to Challenge | Victoria Moffet, Attorney, Prineville
  • Your Client is a Witness? Invoking the Right Against Self-incrimination | Bill Walsh, Attorney, Portland
  • Time Management | Rachel Edwards, Professional Liability Fund, Oregon State Bar, Tigard
3–5p | Board of Directors Meeting
4p | Break
  • Aid & Abet: Aiding Another Actually Present | Marc Brown, Mary Reese, Eric Deitrick, Appellate Division, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem
  • The View from the Bench: What Works in the Courtroom / The Practices of Effective Courtroom Lawyers | The Honorable Michael Greenlick, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland
  • Post-Conviction Relief | Tony Bornstein, Federal Public Defender, Portland
5:15p | CLE adjourns for the day
5:30–7:30p | Margaritaville Reception
Come peruse the silent auction items, groove to the Latin dance-funk rock sound of Chiringa, try our tasty Mexican-inspired appetizers, chat with friends and of course, enjoy a margarita (first one on us) or other libation. And, last chance to bid on silent auction items! Included with registration. Guests $15.

Saturday, June 16
Moderator: New OCDLA President
7:30a | Hot Breakfast (included)
8:30a | Legislative Update: Back to the Future
Mary Sofia
9a | Delivery for Consideration: Agreement to Sell or a Completed Sale / State v. Stewart 2018
Jessica Kampfe, Attorney, Salem
10a | Break
/Door Prizes/Raffle Drawing
10:20a | Ethics — Direct Contempt: How Not to End Up in Jail
Ed Jones, Interim Executive Director, Metropolitan Public Defender, Portland
(ethics credit)
11:20a | Adjourn

Please check back for updates.
Program subject to change.



Mt. Bachelor Village, Bend
We SOLD OUT but call 1-877-394-8966 today to see if there have been cancellations. Ref: OCDLA/308862.
Click here to book online.

Our room cut-off date is May 14, 2018, but our block always fills well before!

Alternative Lodging Options
Entrada, $141.67/night and up. Call (541) 382-4080, 19221 SW Century Dr, Bend.
TownePlace Suites Marriott, $159, some pet rooms at $25 per pet per night (mention pet when making reservation). Reserve by May 25. Call 541-382-5006, mention OCDLA.
Fairfield Inn & Suites, $159, a sister property of TownePlace Suites Marriott about 2 miles from the Marriott, similar amenities, nights of June 14, 15, 16. Call 541-382-5006. Reserve by May 25, mention OCDLA.
Tetherow, no special rate this year, but there are rooms from $204–$334. Call 541-388-2582.
Vacation Rental By Owner,
Vacasa Rentals, 503-345-9399,
Bend Dutch, 866-322-0218,
Bend Vacation Rentals, 541-385-9492,
Bend Chamber of Commerce,




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