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
New criminal instructions now available online.
"It is so important to represent our clients with dignity, respect, and a sense of humanity."
"The cases are always interesting and it is very fulfilling to help guide my clients through these difficult times in their lives."
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
We are pleased to announce that we have created a new set of quick reference guides for defense lawyers.
"The prosecutor initially saw him as a hardened gangster. I saw the teenage boy."
"Those of us who defend people pulled over by police are engaged in a battle beyond that of any one client."
"He told me that his sentencing was the first time he really believed that anyone cared about him."