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Be a WACDL Holiday Party Sponsor

Sponsor levels and recognition; links to pledge or make a sponsor donation for WACDL's December 7, 2018 holiday party.

To Make a Sponsor Donation or Pledge


    Please note the following deadlines:

    • Donate or pledge by 5 pm on Tuesday, October 30 to be listed as a sponsor on the invitation.
    • Donate or pledge by 5 pm on Thursday, November 29 to be listed as a sponsor in the auction catalog.

    See information below about sponsor levels and recognition.

    Why Sponsor?

    Your contribution will support WACDL’s programs to improve the quality and administration of justice, and to protect constitutional rights for all. Sponsor income allows WACDL to be represented in Olympia by a professional lobbyist and to dedicate staff time to assisting members who volunteer for our legislative and other policy work. Sponsor income also allows WACDL to present CLE programs for newer lawyers and public defenders at reduced rates, to develop new member services (such as our Brady list), and to provide need-based scholarships to defense lawyers attending our programs.  WACDL is a non-profit 501(c)(3) tax-exempt educational organization. Our tax ID number is 91-1354688.

    Sponsor Levels and Recognition

    Silver Gold Platinum Diamond Titanium
    $300-499 $500-999 $1,000-2,499 $2,500-4,999 $5,000
    List in invitation & catalog (1) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Vendor ad in catalog (2) 1/8 page 1/4 page 1/2 page full page (interior)
    full page, prominent listing (5)
    Law firm ad in catalog (2) 1/4 page 1/2 page full page (interior) full page, prominent listing (5)
    Dinner tickets
    2 tickets
    10 tickets
    Verbal acknowledgement from podium
    by president or emcee
    Yes Yes Yes
    Sponsor speaking opportunity during event (3) Yes
    List in email to WACDL members thanking sponsors Yes Yes Yes Prominent listing with logo
    Prominent listing with logo
    Include in sponsor list on party webpage Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Sponsor ribbon at party Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
    Recognize in PPT during dinner (4)
    Group slide Group slide with sponsor logo

    Individual slide with sponsor logo

    Individual slide with sponsor logo Individual slide with sponsor logo
    Set of WACDL mailing labels



    Yes Yes
    Tax Deduction: Sponsorship is tax deductible to the full extent of the law; please consult your tax advisor.
    Yes Yes Yes Yes, less value of dinner tickets
    Yes, less value of dinner tickets
    1. Contribution or pledge due by 5 pm on October 30 to be listed on the invitation; by 5 pm on November 29 to be included in the auction catalog; payment due by November 29.
    2. Provide ad copy to WACDL by November 23; payment due by November 29.
    3. We will work with sponsor on their comments.
    4. Slide show will run during dinner.  If Gold, Platinum, Diamond, or Titanium, provide logo to WACDL by November 23.
    5. First donor at titanium level gets outside back cover ad; any additional titanium level sponsor ads will be placed in the catalog in a prominent location.

    In all lists of sponsors, sponsors will be listed by contribution category, with largest donors at the top of each list and donors at the same level listed in alphabetical order.

    WACDL's Mission and Impact

    The Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers was formed to improve the quality and administration of justice.  WACDL has over 1000 members – private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, and related professionals committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.  WACDL provides the training, support, and information defense lawyers need to vigorously represent their clients.  WACDL represents the concerns of the defense bar and advocates for policies to ensure constitutional protections for criminal defendants — in the legislature, the courts, and the community.  WACDL, with support from our members, is responsible for legislation that made it possible to vacate misdemeanor offenses, an amicus brief that helped shut down the death penalty in Canada, and advocated for RPCs that protected the ability of defense lawyers to charge either flat fees or hourly rates.

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