Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
WACDL was formed to improve the quality and administration of justice. WACDL has over 900 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
Beyond the regular Internet lies Tor and the "dark web," where anonymity tools that allow users to avoid surveillance have been breached by secret "network investigative techniques." At WACDL's March CLE program, "Cutting Edge Issues in Evidence & Discovery," Colin Fieman will tell you about the FBI's global hacking operations and undercover websites at WACDL's March CLE.
Applications for WACDL’s Irwin Schwartz Scholarship to the National Criminal Defense College’s Trial Practice Institute are due on March 15.
On January 31, 2017 the COA, Division III issued an unpublished decision. WACDL is joining a motion to publish.
Adult felony sentencing in Washington
"I wanted to do something to help people, especially the underdogs...and I wanted to stand up for people."
"Our country over-criminalizes and doesn’t seek out good alternatives to jail. I want to be a driving force against that system."