The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (OCDLA) was founded in 1979. The OCDLA serves as a voice for the criminal defense bar in Oregon, consisting of both private defense attorneys and public defenders. The organization is an affiliate of the National Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
The OCDLA is both a professional organization for Oregon criminal defense lawyers and as an advocacy group, seeking appropriate criminal justice reforms in the Oregon Legislature.
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in Oregon which includes both OCDLA members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the OCDLA and other professional associations. This includes recognition for OCDLA past presidents and OCDLA members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the OCDLA.
Use this directory to find an Oregon criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.
The benefits of joining the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association include:
CLE Seminars Hosted by OCDLA
Each year, the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association sponsors several continuing legal education seminars which are approved for CLE credit from the Oregon State Bar on topics including drunk driving / DUII, evidence, trial preparation, juvenile law, jury selection, search and seizure, the death penalty, and sentencing.
Publications from OCDLA
The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association offers its members discounted rates on books, laminated guides, journals and newsletters. The Oregon Defense Attorney Journal is included for free for all members. The journal covers topic such as jury selection, sentencing, and forensics OCDLA members can also subscribe to Criminal Law Newsletter for $80 per year. The Criminal Defense Newsletter is a bimonthly digest of important appellate court cases and articles.
The Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association encourages its members to get involved in the organization by taking a leadership position in various committees including: