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Annual Juvenile Law Conference 2020 Webinar

April 24-25, 2020


Annual Juvenile Law Conference 2020 Webinar

April 24-25, 2020

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OCDLA Update — Preparation and Response Re: COVID-19

Early Bird Registration — Until April 14
Members — Lawyers $255   |   NonLawyers $160
NonMembers — Lawyers $305   |   NonLawyers $210
Students — $25, with membership included
Judges — $255
Social Events Only Attendee — $100

Standard Registration — After April 14
Members — Lawyers $280   |   NonLawyers $185
NonMembers — Lawyers $330   |   NonLawyers $235
Students — $25, with membership included
Judges — $280
Social Events Only Attendee — $100

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

Financial assistance?
Members contact OCDLA by April17 about scholarships, payment plans, or creative payment arrangements.

Cancellations made before April 17 will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee. Cancellations made after April 17 — 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 MP4 recordings will be sent to OCDLA members only; nonmembers who do not attend are ineligible to receive audio recordings or a refund.

If Register But Can't Attend
If you register but can't attend we will automatically send you a link to the MP4 files so that you may watch at a later time.
CLE Credit
Credit will be applied for in Oregon for 8.25 general, 1 abuse reporting, and 1 access to justice credit, in Washington for 10.25 general. OCDLA is an approved jurisdiction in California. OCDLA is an approve Department of Public Safety Standards and Training CLE provider. For other state accreditation questions call OCDLA at 541-686-8716.


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OCDLA Update — Preparation and Response Re: COVID-19

Streamed (a mix of livestreamed and pre-recorded presentations)

Friday, April 24
Moderated by Kathleen Strek, Attorney, Corvallis

12:45–1:00 |Event will become available online.

1:00p |The Moral Construction of Poverty and the Child Welfare System
Khiara Bridges, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, CA

2:00p |Demystifying Psychological Evaluations
Dr. Patricia Warford, Certified Forensic Evaluator, Newberg, OR
3:00p |Break

3:15p |Defense Attorneys as a Protective Factor in Juvenile Interrogations – Research  Results
Caitlin August, Student, Portland State University, Criminology and Criminal Justice
Kelsey Henderson, Assistant Professor, Portland State University, Criminology & Criminal Justice

4:00p |Legislative Update
Mae Lee Browning, Lobbyist, OCDLA

4:45p |Adjourn for the day

Saturday, April 25
Moderated by Kevin Hupy, Umpqua Valley Public Defender, Roseburg

7:45–8:00a |Event will become available online.
8:00a |From Cradle to Grave — Child Abuse and Elder Abuse with an Equity Lens

Kasia Rutledge, Attorney, Portland (pre-recorded)

9:00a |Juvenile Law Advocacy Award Recipient Recognition — Matthew Jarvis, James Mueller, Holly Preslar

9:15a |Supporting Clients During the COVID Crisis — How the Virus Impacts Visitation and Services 
Dana Brandon, MSW, PCRP Case Manager Administrator, Office of Public Defense Services, Salem (pre-recorded)
Shannon Getman, PCRP Case Manager/Administrator, Multnomah County, OPDS, Salem (pre-recorded)

10:15a |Break / Door Prizes

10:30a |Appellate Update
Sarah Peterson, OPDS Appellate Division, Salem   (livestream)
Christa Obold Eshleman, Youth, Rights & Justice, Portland   (livestream)

12:00p |Break for lunch

1:00p |Benefits for Youth Aging Out of the System — What’s Available, How to Qualify, How to Access, Including How or When Youth Exit Can Affect Eligibility
Adrienne Clark, Chafee Program Coordinator, Central Office Child Welfare, Department of Human Services, Salem   (pre-recorded)

2:00p |Speaking Up — Persuasive Advocacy for Your Child Client 
Meghan Bishop, Rainey Center, Washington, D.C.   (livestream)

3:00p |Break

3:15p | Tribal Peacegiving Courts — What Are They and How Can They Benefit Your Native American Delinquency Client?
Patricia Davis Gibson, Chief Judge, Klamath Tribal Court   (pre-recorded)

4:15p | Adjourn

Our Special Guest Speaker:
Khiara Bridges, Professor of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law, Berkeley, Ca
Khiara M. Bridges is a professor of law at UC Berkeley School of Law. She has written many articles concerning, race, class, reproductive rights, and the intersection of the three. Her scholarship has appeared or will soon appear in the Harvard Law ReviewStanford Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Virginia Law Review, among others. She is also the author of three books: Reproducing Race: An Ethnography of Pregnancy as a Site of Racialization (2011), The Poverty of Privacy Rights (2017), and Critical Race Theory: A Primer (2019). She is a coeditor of a reproductive justice book series that is published under the imprint of the University of California Press.
She graduated as valedictorian from Spelman College, receiving her degree in three years. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School and her Ph.D., with distinction, from Columbia University’s Department of Anthropology. While in law school, she was a teaching assistant for the former dean, David Leebron (Torts), as well as for the late E. Allan Farnsworth (Contracts). She was a member of the Columbia Law Review and a Kent Scholar. She speaks fluent Spanish and basic Arabic, and she is a classically trained ballet dancer.
B.A., summa cum laude, Spelman College
J.D., Columbia Law School
Ph.D., with distinction, Columbia University

Our Special Guest Speaker:
Meghan Bishop, RaineyCenter, Washington, D.C.
Meghan Bishop serves as an associate fellow for innovation & technology for Rainey Center. In her role, she concentrates on technology integration in order to reduce costs and increase efficiency in government entities.
Before joining the Rainey Center, Meghan practiced law in Oregon for 10 years, focusing on juvenile delinquency and dependency law. As a member of the Native Village of Afognak, she was able to understand the issues facing tribal families in Oregon, and often represented parents in the Grand Ronde tribal court. In addition to her trial work, Meghan advocated for the passage of laws that would improve outcomes in the juvenile justice system as well as spoke to other attorneys and stakeholders on best practices for juvenile representation.

Meghan obtained a Juris Doctor degree at Willamette University and master’s degree in Political Management from the George Washington University. She currently resides in Washington, D.C. with her incorrigible pup, Elsie.


Agate Beach Inn, Newport
Reservation deadline March 23, 2020, 5:00 p.m.

Call 541-265-9411mention that you are with the OCDLA Juvenile Conference or the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
$109 hillside
$129 ocean view
Pet rooms are limited and offered on a space available basis. Daily pet fee of $30 for up to two pets weighing less than 80 pounds each. Contact Agate Beach.

Hallmark Resort, Newport
We have a small number of rooms available at The Hallmark Resort.
Call (541) 265-2600.
Two Queen Limited, $149
King Spa Limited, $149


March 18 Update
OCDLA will be formally providing Agate Beach written notice to cancel the Annual Juvenile Law Conference scheduled for April 24-25, 2020 and the Juvenile Training Immersion Program scheduled for April 23-24. 

When the written notice goes in today the conference and the hotel room block will be canceled without penalty to OCDLA.

If You Want to Keep Your Room Reservation
You may keep your room reservation. However, to do so you need to call the Sales Office at Agate Beach, 541-574-2205, and advise them that you have a room reservation, that OCDLA is forced to cancel our conference because of COVID-19, but that you would like to keep your room reservation at the conference rate. The earlier you call the better because it will be easier for them to make special requests.

The Conference
All current registrants will be automatically registered for the online conference which will take place April 24–25. We will record the conference, and those unable to attend will automatically receive the MP3s after the conference at no extra charge. We will send more information about how to access the online conference at a later date. 

March 17 Update
On March 16 Gov. Kate Brown banned gatherings of more than 25 people. The Annual Juvenile Law Conference draws 155 attendees, which means we can’t hold an in-person conference.

The conference will be live-streamed only.

Executive Director Shaun McCrea is in the process of communicating with the Agate Beach Inn about all of the implications, including whether we can still have the hotel room block even though we can’t gather. Please check back for updates.

OCDLA Update — Preparation and Response Re: COVID-19


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