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

New Hope Act forms now available to download

You can download forms from Civil Survival's website to help you vacate your misdemeanor or felony conviction.

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WACDL Quick Reference Guides on Sale

WACDL Quick Reference Guides on Sale

Get 50% off our reference publications. (Member login required.)

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Washington considers faster pathways to restoring rights after felony convictions

Crosscut: Three proposals in the state Legislature seek to help those with past convictions volunteer in schools, clear their records and earn their right to vote back faster.

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Bill would curtail solitary confinement for detained kids

Everett Daily Herald: The new state law would make an exception for children at risk of harming themselves or others.

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Florida Can’t Bar Ex-Felons From Voting Just Because They’re Poor, Appeals Court Rules

Slate: Florida may not prohibit ex-felons from voting merely because they can’t afford to pay court fines and fees, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled...

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Upcoming Events
Federal Bar: Polygraphs in Criminal Cases Mar 11, 2020 12:15 PM - 01:15 PM — 19th floor conference room at USDC 700 Stewart Street, Seattle
Mental Health 360: Clients, Witnesses, and Experts Mar 27, 2020 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM — Renaissance Seattle Hotel, 515 Madison Street Seattle, Washington 98104 USA
Annual Conference Jun 11, 2020 - Jun 13, 2020 — Campbell's Resort, Chelan, WA
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Congratulations, Laura Shaver. 2019 recipient of WACDL's Anthony Savage Award. https://t.co/6MCUkWzQpV

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