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The Art of Advocacy: Strategy, Tips, and Updates from Our Ranks and Beyond

WACDL's June 6-8, 2019 annual conference.
When Jun 06, 2019 01:30 PM to
Jun 08, 2019 04:45 PM
Where Campbell's Resort, Chelan, WA
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206-623-1302
Attendees Attendance at WACDL seminars is limited to WACDL members and those eligible for WACDL membership. Lawyers, law students, and non-lawyers are eligible for WACDL membership if they are not now engaged full or part-time in the prosecution or law enforcement investigation of criminal cases, and if they are not engaged in a full-time judicial function.
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Conference Co-Chairs

David Donnan and Cooper Offenbecher

Registration Options2019 conference cover

  1. Are you attending the full conference? Register here or download the registration form (pdf) to fax or mail.
  2. Are you signing up for the Thursday webcast or for one day only? Register here.
  3. Are you attending events but not the CLE program?
    Purchase tickets here


For the best selection of room options, make your lodging reservations now by calling Campbell's Resort at 1-800-553-8225. Let them know you are attending the WACDL conference and our group number is 449770. See this flyer for more information from the resort.


Lentine, JohnFeatured Speakers

John A. Lentine is a highly sought after speaker at CLE seminars, both in his home state of Alabama and nationwide.  His compelling talks should not be missed! He will be speaking twice, each morning of the conference.



Stuber, Jennifer

Dr. Jennifer Stuber, a renowned speaker on suicide prevention, will talk to us about self-care, given the often stressful work that comes with our profession.

Dr. Jennifer Stuber co-founded Forefront Suicide Prevention in 2013, a center of excellence at the University of Washington based at the School of Social Work, focused on reducing suicide by empowering individuals and communities to take sustainable action, championing systemic change and restoring hope.

Preconference Schedule
Thursday, June 6

1:00 –  1:30              
1:30 – 2:30 Issues at Arraignment..
Edwin Aralica
2:30 – 3:30 The Artful DVPO Dodger: Strategies For Every Type of Protective Order. Heather Straub
3:30 – 3:45 Break
3:45 – 4:45 Serving as Standby Counsel: The Nuts and Bolts. Allen Bentley

Conference Schedule
Friday, June 7

8:15 – 8:45
8:45 – 9:45
Developing a Theory and Themes for Trial.
John Lentine
9:45 – 10:45       
Gregory — How Does It Relate to Non-Capital Cases?
Lila Silverstein and Neil Fox
10:45 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:30
State Case Update. Teymur Askerov
11:30 – 12:15   
2019 Legislative Update. Ramona Brandes
12:15 –1:00 Interviews and Interrogations: Who did it? vs. You did it! Kent Underwood

Saturday, June 8

9:00 – 10:00                
Creative Motions Practice. John Lentine
10:00 – 11:45 
LEARN® Saves Lives in the Criminal Defense Community
Jennifer Stuber
(Includes 15 minute break)
11:45 – 12:45 Better than Batson: Using New General Rule 37 in Jury Selection. Lila Silverstein & Philip Chinn

Social Events

We’ll be taking advantage of the location and a more relaxed CLE schedule to fit in some free time and opportunities to spend time with family and colleagues.

On Thursday evening, we'll gather for an evening reception.

Friday offerings include the annual membership meeting,our 2019 Awards Dinner and bowling.

Late afternoon on Saturday will be a winery tour and dinner at Siren Song, the last winery on the stop. Winery tour space is limited, so do not wait to sign up.

CLE Credit


Approved for 3 hours of Washington MCLE credit, including 2 hours of law & legal and 1 hour of ethics credit.


Application has been made for 7.5 hours of Washington MCLE credit, including 6.0 hours of law & legal and 1.5 hour of other credit.

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