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Discovery and Evidence 2023

Sept. 15–16, 2023 •

Best Western Agate Beach Inn, Newport

Discovery and Evidence 2023

Sept. 15–16, 2023 •

Best Western Agate Beach Inn, Newport
Discovery & Evidence 2023 • Agate Beach Inn, Newport

Friday, September 15, 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 16, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.


See Venue at right for information.

CLE credit: Pending approval for 7.5 general credits. 

Members: Please log in to register.
Standard Registration—beginning September 6
Members: Lawyers $290  • NonLawyers $195
NonMembers: Lawyers $440   • NonLawyers $345
Law Students — $50, with membership included


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
• CLE credit
• Friday reception, breakfast on Saturday
• Refreshments during breaks

Financial assistance?
Members contact OCDLA by
September 5 about scholarships, payment plans or creative payment arrangements.

Seminar cancellations made before
September 11 will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee.
Seminar cancellations made after
September 11 (once material is emailed) will receive a refund less a $100 cancellation /written material fee.


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 7.50 credits. For other state accreditation, call OCDLA at 541-686-8716.



Discovery & Evidence: 
What do you need? How do you get it? And what do you do with it when you have it?

September 15–16 2023
Agate Beach Inn, Newport


Moderated by: Aaron Jeffers, Public Defender of Marion Co., Inc., Salem

Noon    Registration/Check-in

1:00       Oregon's DV Hearsay Exception Rule
               Kelsey Jones, Metropolitan Public Defenders Office—Washington County

2:00      803(18a)(b)
             Kelsey Bissonnette and Brendan Hooks, Metropolitan Public Defenders Office—Washington County


3:15      As Applied Challenge to Felon in Possession of a Firearm Where Prior Is a Non-Violent Felony – Federal and State Update
                   Leland Berger, Salem, and Erik Blumenthal, Office of Public Defense Services     

4:15       Proportionality Challenges under Article I, section 16
                    Nora Coon, Office of Public Defense Services

5:00        Adjourn for the day ? Reception
               Join your colleagues in the Rainbow/Moss room to unwind, featuring hearty appetizers, no-host bar.


Moderated by: Alex Reiter, Umpqua Valley Public Defender, Roseburg

7:00       Breakfast (included)

8:00       What Can Brown Do for You?: Using the newest case law to sever charges at trial
                     Ryan Scott, Portland


9:15       Challenging Upward Departures
                    Meg Huntington, Portland

10:15     Show Me The Brady!: How to get the records you need to impeach critical law enforcement witnesses
                     Michelle Kerin and Amanda Thibeault, Portland
This presentation will walk through obtaining law enforcement records, including things like personnel records and text messages, through targeted discovery demands, public records requests, and subpoenas. We’ll talk about the things you must do in order to make your records, and the fun records you can get, with a little creativity, that can make or break your case. Most importantly, we’ll remind you of all the ways you can tell the government to SHOW YOU THE BRADY!

11:15     Cartwright Motions
                    Denny Maison, Salem
12:00     Adjourn


Agate Beach Inn, Newport
3019 N Coast Hwy
Newport OR 97365


Additional persons: $10/room. Rollaway cots: $25, limited supply.

Pet fees: daily pet fee of $30 for up to two pets weighing less than 80 pounds each, on a limited basis.



Registration has not yet been activated. Please check back soon, or call 541-686-8716.