Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

WACDL was formed to improve the quality and administration of justice.  WACDL has close to 1000 members – private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, and related professionals committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.

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News & Information

WACDL is hiring a staff attorney

Seeking attorney to work with WACDL committees and task forces.

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State v. O’Dell (No. 90337-9)

WSSC orders new sentencing hearing where trial court can consider whether youth diminished the defendant's culpability for his offense.

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WACDL is now on Twitter

A Twitter feed is now on WACDL's website. If you want to follow WACDL...

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State v. Love (No. 89619-4)

On July 16, 2015 the Washington State Supreme Court issued its ruling in this case, regarding jury selection and open courts, rejecting the position WACDL took in its amicus brief.

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Upcoming Events
Taking Care of Business: Motions Practice Oct 02, 2015 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Washington State Convention Center, Seattle (see details below)
Trial Prep Oct 23, 2015 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
The Big Mouth: Dealing With Statements By and About Your Client Oct 30, 2015 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM — Everett, WA
OCDLA Sunny Climate Seminar Nov 08, 2015 - Nov 12, 2015
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NYT: Freedom, Finally, After a Life in Prison/A teen on death row: http://t.co/uXW9hCyoSt

"How the Flawed Science of Bite Mark Analysis Imprisoned a Man for Murder" https://t.co/giySMCOGaU