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
"I think the system is incredibly unfair and unnecessarily punitive, and it’s very satisfying when I am able to make it slightly less awful for my clients."
From Lynne Alfasso, WPI Committee Staff Attorney
On Thursday May 4th Innocence Project Northwest will honor WACDL member Casey Stamm and Human Rights Advocate Alejandra Gonza at its Stand for Innocence Benefit & Awards Dinner.
WACDL is pleased to announce its annual awards recipients for 2017.
From Mark Vovos
WACDL's Nominating Committee has developed its slate of nominees for Board of Governor positions.
WACDL's Publications and Resources Committee is releasing six new quick reference guides.
The WACDL Court Rules Committee is preparing a package of rule change proposals to submit in 2017 for the scheduled review of criminal law court rules.
On January 31, 2017 the COA, Division III issued an unpublished decision. WACDL is joining a motion to publish.