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Z Is for Zealous: Effective Defense Advocacy 2021

Fridays, 3/12 • 3/19

Online via Zoom

Z Is for Zealous: Effective Defense Advocacy 2021

Fridays, 3/12 • 3/19

Online via Zoom
To purchase this program in the CLE Archive, please click here.

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?
• Webinar admission
• Written material in advance
• CLE credit
• Law Student registration includes OCDLA student membership, regularly $10/year

Financial assistance?
Contact OCDLA by March 9 about scholarships, payment plans or creative payment arrangements.

Seminar cancellations made before March 10 (date material is emailed) will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee.
After March 10 there are no refunds. Members will receive access to the video recording if they are not able to attend.

No-show Policy
Written materials are sent in advance to all participants. No-shows who are OCDLA members will have access to view the videos after the CLE. The recordings are available to OCDLA members only; nonmembers who do not attend are ineligible to receive recordings or a refund.

CLE Registration
Phone: (541) 686-8716
FAX: (541) 686-2319
Mail: 101 East 14th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401

CLE Credit
Pending approval for 4 general, 1 access to justice & 1 ethics credit in Oregon. Contact OCDLA for information regarding other states. Program, credits and speakers subject to change.



Z is for Zealous: Effective Defense Advocacy
March 12 and 19, 2021

Moderated by Grant Hartley, Metropolitan Public Defenders Office

Friday, March 12
9:00 a.m.             The Essentials of Weaving Theories, Themes, and Storytelling into Your Trial
Colette Tvedt, Denver CO Read more

10:00 a.m.             Break

10:10 a.m.            Motion Practice & Preservation
Francis Gieringer, Office of Public Defense Services 
11:10 a.m.             Break

11:20 a.m.            Evidence: I Object! 
Cameron Taylor, Metropolitan Public Defense Services—Washington Co.
This presentation will cover the nuts and bolts of common evidentiary issues in misdemeanor and minor felony trial work, including tips on how to make the most effective arguments, prep your cases for trial, and wield the Evidence Code as a sword to slice through the State’s most bogus evidence.

12:20 pm – ADJOURN

Friday, March 19
9:00am:      Staring Down Archie Bunker: (De)Selecting Your Jury to Minimize Racism and Implicit Bias – Access to Justice

Martín Sabelli, San Francisco, CA Read More 
We will explore the fundamentals of de-selection and de-selection techniques to identify and strike potential jurors who have high levels of explicit or implicit racial or ethnic biases. We will begin with a very brief overview of the principles and techniques of de-selection followed by practical examples of de-selecting for racial or ethnic bias. We will also address particular jury selection challenges in the context of current public attention to issues of race in our society. 

10:00am: break

10:10 a.m.             Cross-Examination
Conor Huseby, Federal Public Defenders 
11:10 a.m.             Break

11:20 pm:  The Great Balancing Act: Zealous Advocacy and the ORPCs – Ethics
The Honorable Amy Baggio, Multnomah County Circuit Court

Defense attorneys must balance their obligations as members of the Oregon State Bar along with their obligation to zealously represent their clients. Those obligations sometimes conflict, and in this discussion Amy Baggio will talk through ethical dilemmas faced by defenders as they work to balance conflict in the trenches.

12:20 pm – ADJOURN

CLE: 6 credits total, ethics and/or access to justice included.

Program coordinated by Thalia Sady & Grant Hartley, Metro Public Defender, Inc., Portland.

Program and speakers subject to change.




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