Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The mission of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is to foster the integrity, independence and expertise of criminal defense lawyers; to support the criminal defense community through education and the exchange of information; to promote the fair and just administration of criminal justice; and to ensure due process and defend the rights secured by law for all persons accused of crime.

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News & Information

State Supreme Court rules that Houston-Sconiers applies retroactively

Courts must now consider mitigating circumstances for the culpability of juveniles who were adjudicated as adults prior to the March 2017 ruling. Congratulations to defense counsel and WACDL member Emily Gause.

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COVID-19 and juries, remote testimony: CLE video available now

July 29, 2020 CLE program "COVID-19 Trial Toolbox: Tales from the Front Lines," available to stream or download.

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Washington Supreme Court issues order extending the court closure

The order was issued on May 29, 2020 and is available here.

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New CLE videos now available

May and June webinars are now available on demand.

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LEAD program expands north of Seattle to Snohomish County

MyNorthwest: It’s been on Snohomish County prosecutor Adam Cornell’s wish list for some time to expand the LEAD program to his county.

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Upcoming Events
COVID-19 Trial Toolbox: Tales from the Front Lines Pt. 2 Sep 30, 2020 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM — Zoom webinar - link provided after registering
Mental Health 360 Webinar Series Oct 07, 2020 - Oct 21, 2020 — Zoom webinar - link provided after registering
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A big win for juveniles sentenced as adults. State Supreme Court rules that Houston-Sconiers applies retroactively. https://t.co/VxLzIUEijZ

New York Times coverage of the Net Nanny sting. https://t.co/o9iC3E5IV5

COVID-19 jury trials and remote testimony CLE video available to stream or download https://t.co/0eEdeRrhax

WACDL webinar CLE on July 29 on jury trials during the pandemic. https://t.co/UW9iHD54FK

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