Event Calendar

Thursday, April 25, 2024

Strategies for Addressing Medical Care Issues in Washington Correctional Facilities

Start Date: 4/25/2024 12:00 PM PDT
End Date: 4/25/2024 1:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: Zoom


Organization Name: WACDL

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

Approved for 1 law & legal MCLE credit.

Heather McKimmie, Director of Disability Rights Washington’s AVID Program, will discuss common disability- and health-related issues in prisons and jails, DRW’s related systemic reform work in prisons and jails, practical tips for addressing medical care issues in prisons and jails, and how defense attorneys can use DRW as a resource.
Paula Olson, CJA panel attorney, will give practice tips and strategies for helping clients suffering with the lack of adequate medical care at the Federal detention Center with a potential goal of pretrial release for medical treatment. 

Featuring Heather McKimmie
Heather McKimmie has been an attorney with Disability Rights Washington since August 2009. Heather is currently the Director of the AVID Program, which focuses on advocacy for individuals with disabilities in Washington prisons, jails, and the Special Commitment Center. AVID advocates for criminal legal system reform by speaking directly to incarcerated individuals, inspecting conditions at correctional facilities, negotiating with corrections administrators, educating policy makers, producing videos, writing reports, and litigating when necessary. Prior to working at Disability Rights Washington, Heather practiced criminal defense at the trial and appellate levels.


Featuring Paula T. Olson
Paula T. Olson was admitted to practice in 1981 and other than a total of 15 years working as a law clerk for U. S. District Judges Robert J. Bryan and Franklin D. Burgess, has been a CJA panel member. She has also handled state indigent defense as well as a wide variety of civil cases.