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2017 Attorney General’s Public Law ConferencePublic Law Conference

October 24 – 25, 2017, at the Salem Convention Center

The 2017 Attorney General’s Public Law Conference has sold out. A waitlist is available. We hope to see you in 2019!

The Attorney General will host this year’s Public Law Conference for all state agencies at the Salem Convention Center. The conference will include over 44 workshops on essential legal issues, advanced topics and emergent areas of law that directly impact your agency’s ability to fulfill its mission. The conference is an efficient and very cost-effective way for state agency employees to receive authoritative legal information and advice from skilled and experienced attorneys and guest speakers.

The Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) provides public law training for client agencies. We offer a wide variety of courses and workshops that cover legal advice and other useful information. The training is also an opportunity to interact with other state agencies on common legal concerns.

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Conference Materials and FAQ

Conference Registration Fees Per Person

Early Bird
(through July 24, 2017)
(after July 24, 2017)
Full Conference (2 days) $220 $280
Day 1 or Day 2 (1 day) $125 $180

Accessibility and Accommodations

The Salem Convention Center is accessible. If you need accommodations under the Americans with Disability Act (ADA), please contact Bob Koreski, ADA Coordinator for the Oregon DOJ, via email at, or phone 503-947-4348, no later than September 25, 2017, so that we can make the appropriate accommodations.


Contact us at 503-947-4540 or email us at

Free Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Brownbag Workshops

ADR Brownbag Workshops are free and are held from noon to 1:30 pm at the DOJ Robertson Building, 1215 State Street, Salem, Oregon 97301, in the Redwood meeting room. These lunchtime workshops provide an opportunity to meet with your peers and professional ADR Providers to discuss topics of mutual interest. These are live events (no call-in option) and are not recorded.

Classes will be scheduled after the 2017 Attorney General’s Public Law Conference (above).

Resources for Lay Representatives

ORS 183.457 and OAR 137-003-0008 and 137-003-0545 permit an officer/employee of an agency to participate on behalf of an agency, with DOJ approval.

Rules and Materials

Online Course

You may also be eligible to participate in the online training module through iLearn, “Role of the Lay Representative in the Contested Case” »:

Enroll Online: Lay Representative Course

Interested in Learning More?

In addition to the workshops listed above, the Oregon DOJ provides training on a variety of topics in response to client agency requests. If your agency is interested in receiving legal training, please contact your agency’s assigned counsel (PDF) » or use the online Training Suggestions & Comments Form » to make a request.