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

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

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