Event Calendar

Saturday, March 11, 2023

Trial and (No) Error

Start Date: 3/10/2023 9:00 AM PST
End Date: 3/11/2023 1:00 PM PST

Venue Name: Icicle Village Resort

505 U.S. Rte 2
Leavenworth, WA  United States  98826

Organization Name: WACDL

Email: info@wacdl.org
Phone: (206) 623-1302

Registration Prices:
$450 for private attorneys with more than four years of experience, $395 for public defenders and newer attorneys, $350 for Patron members.
$515 for private practice non-members, and $475 for public defender or non-lawyer non-members.

Co-Chairs:  Kelly Canary and Kent Underwood
Topics: voir dire, cross-examination, and closing, plus small group/workshop time with experienced attorneys.

Reserve a discounted room at the Icicle Village Resort here.

Thursday March 9
Cocktail hour at 8PM (no-host bar)

Friday March 10
 8:30 – 9:00  Breakfast (provided)
 9:00 – 10:00  Voir Dire  Andrea George
 10:00 – 11:30  Small breakout groups
 11:30 – 1:00  Lunch (provided)
 1:00 – 2:00 Cross-examination  Jeff Robinson
 2:00 – 3:30  Break out groups
 3:30  Adjourn/break
 7:00  Dinner (provided)

Saturday March 11
9:30 – 10:00 Breakfast (provided)  
10:00 – 11:00 Closing Jeff Chapledaine
11:00 – 1:30 Break out groups Adjourn
2:30 Walking wine tour

Featuring our self guided Walking Wine Tour:

2:30 PM: Rocky Pond Winery
Located next to Icicle Village Resort lobby. Join us in Washington’s renowned mountain destination to experience wine tastings with their experienced team. This location does not have a full kitchen but will have delicious in-house snacks available.

4:00 PM: Obelisco Estate Winery

Located in downtown Leavenworth. In 2004 the Obelisco vineyard was planted and is one of the most intensely planted vineyards in the world. To this day the Obelisco team strives to make the highest quality wines and showcase the intricate beauty that is Red Mountain.

5:15 PM: Icicle Ridge Winery

Located in the heart of Leavenworth, “A Taste of Icicle Ridge” is exactly that. Designed with the same attention to detail, craftsmanship and spirit you find at Icicle Ridge Winery. The rock fireplace, tongue and groove log siding and knowledgeable staff provide a taste of our log home winery.

Feel free to join us at any point along our walking tour.
Participants are responsible for their own tasting fees.

Featured Speaker: Jeff Robinson

Jeffery Robinson is the founder and chief executive officer of The Who We Are Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization focused on correcting the narrative of our shared history. The current narrative about the impact of anti-Black racism and white supremacy on the United States’ social, legal, political, and economic systems is based on a “re-telling” of history that is incomplete, inaccurate, and misleading. The Who We Are Project will correct this false narrative by providing objective and true accounts. Reckoning with our true history is the only way for our country to move towards a path of racial equity and justice. 

Since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1981, Jeffery has four decades of experience working on criminal and racial justice issues. Initially, he represented indigent clients in state court at The Defender Association and then in federal court at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Seattle. In 1988, Jeffery began a 27-year private practice at Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender, also in Seattle, where he represented a broad range of clients in local, state, and federal courts on charges ranging from shoplifting to securities fraud and first-degree murder. He has tried over 200 criminal cases to verdict and has tried more than a dozen civil cases representing plaintiffs suing corporate and government entities. Jeffery was one of the original members of the John Adams Project and worked on the behalf of one of five men held at Guantanamo Bay charged with carrying out the 9/11 attacks. In 2015, Jeffery left private practice to become one of the ACLU National Office’s Deputy Legal Directors and the Director of the ACLU’s Trone Center for Justice and Equality. After six years at the ACLU, he left and launched The Who We Are Project. 

Jeffery continues to be a nationally recognized trial attorney and respected teacher of trial advocacy. He is a faculty member of the National Criminal Defense College and has lectured on trial skills all over the United States. He is past president of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a past member of the board of directors and life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is also an elected fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
For over ten years, Jeffery has been speaking to diverse audiences across the country on the role of race in the criminal justice system and the history of anti-Black racism in the United States. One of his groundbreaking presentations forms the basis of the feature-length documentary entitled “Who We Are: A Chronicle of Racism in America”, which is available on Netflix and other platforms. The film helps meet some of the education goals of The Who We Are Project.