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Vacating Felony and Misdemeanor Convictions (Webinar)

May 29, 2020 CLE webcast CLE program.
When May 29, 2020
from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Where Zoom webinar - link provided after registering
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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The New Hope Act, passed by the state legislature in mid-2019, expanded the list of felonies and misdemeanors eligible for vacation. With the WACDL Criminal Records and Restoration of Rights Committee, Vitaliy Kertchen helped review and draft language for the bill, and he is currently serving clients seeking to vacate records under the new law. Learn what’s eligible and how to quickly and effectively navigate the process.

The Clean Slate Act, a follow-up bill to create a pilot exploring automatic vacation of some of these records, was vetoed this year due to budget constraints.


Vitlaily KertchenVitaliy Kertchen is the owner of Kertchen Law, PLLC, based in Tacoma. His practice emphasizes firearm law and other post-criminal relief, such as vacating felony and misdemeanor convictions and he serves clients all over the State of Washington. He is a 2012 graduate of Gonzaga University School of Law.

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