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

David Marshall on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer

David Marshall on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer

"I love the chance to help people who are in terrible trouble, even if they brought the trouble on themselves. The need to show them compassion helps me show compassion in all areas of my life."

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Certificate of Appreciation Recipients

WACDL president Amy Muth has selected the following members to receive certificates of appreciation for their volunteer efforts. They will be presented with their certificates at WACDL’s annual conference in Chelan.

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State v. Blockman, 198 Wn. App. 34 (2017); WSSC #94273-1

The COA - Division I issued an unpublished opinion on this case on January 23, 2017 (197 Wn. App. 1047 (2017)). WACDL joined as Amicus on a motion to publish on February 3, 2017 which was granted on March 2, 2017. A petition for review was filed on March 17, 2017 and WACDL joined as amicus with Nancy Talner - ACLU and Magda Baker - WDA on May 5, 2017

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In Re Fero, No. 92975-1

WACDL filed an amicus in the WSSC after the state was granted discretionary review following a successful decision on behalf of petitioner in the COA-Division II.

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WPIC News

From Lynne Alfasso, WPI Committee Staff Attorney

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WACDL Member Casey Stamm to be Honored by IPNW

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.

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Awards Recipients

WACDL is pleased to announce its annual awards recipients for 2017.

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WACDL Board Nominations

WACDL's Nominating Committee has developed its slate of nominees for Board of Governor positions.

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New Publications Available from WACDL

WACDL's Publications and Resources Committee is releasing six new quick reference guides.

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Federal Bar: Law and Defense Strategies for Restitution Payment Obligations Jul 19, 2017 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM — 19th floor conference room at USDC 700 Stewart Street, Seattle
Fall CLE Oct 13, 2017 08:30 AM - 05:00 PM
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WACDL Holiday Party and Auction Dec 08, 2017 05:45 PM - 11:00 PM
2018 Annual Conference Jun 07, 2018 - Jun 09, 2018
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