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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
3:15p |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)
3:15p | 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 Review, Stanford 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.