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Thursday, June 6, 2024

In Pursuit of Justice: Race, Rights, and Criminal Defense Strategies

Start Date: 6/6/2024 12:00 PM PDT
End Date: 6/8/2024 5:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: Campbell's Resort

104 W Woodin Ave
Chelan, WA  United States  98816

Organization Name: WACDL

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

For more information about our faculty, pricing, and activities, click here.

Thank you to our attendee sponsors:
2nd Street Law PLLC
Allen, Hansen, Maybrown & Offenbecher
Gause Law Offices PLLC

Thursday, June 6th Pre-Conference
 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM  Lei Young, Travis Stearns, and Melissa Lee: 
Part  I: Understanding Racial Bias in the Legal System
 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM  Lei Young, Travis Stearns, and Melissa Lee: 
Part II: Identifying and Gathering Evidence of Racial Bias 
 3:30 PM - 3:45 PM  Break
 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM  Lei Young, Travis Stearns, and Melissa Lee: Part III: Crafting Legal Arguments
 7:00 PM  President’s Reception - Now featuring a margarita bar!
Friday, June 7th Conference
 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM  Breakfast
 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  Keynote Ieshaah Murphy: The Anti-Racist Defender  
 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 Kathryn Russell Selk: Current Issues in Prosecutorial Misconduct
 11:00 AM - 11:15 AM  Break
 11:15 AM - 12:15 PM  La Rond Baker and David Montes: GR 37, Theory and Practice
 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM  Diego Vargas: Pretext and Race-Based Stops  
 1:15 PM - 2:00 PM  Annual Meeting & Lunch
 2:05 PM - 3:15 PM  WACDL Board Meeting
 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM  Awards Dinner
Saturday, June 8th Conference
 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM  Breakfast
 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM  Dr. Mary Fan: Creating Suspects from Big Data
 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
 Justice Gordon McCloud: Preserving the Record for Review
 11:15 AM - 11:30 AM  Break
 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM  Keynote Ieshaah Murphy: Cultural Humility in Practice
 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM  Justice on the Vine: A Criminal Defense Lunch and Wine Tasting 
Thursday's preconference has been approved for 3 MCLE ethics credits. 
Friday and Saturday's conference have been approved for 5 law & legal, and 2 ethics credits. 

Conference Registration Includes:
  • Entry to Friday and Saturday's CLE Sessions (continental breakfast included)
  • WACDL Awards Dinner Ticket
Registration Add-Ons:
  • Entry to the ethics Pre-conference held on Thursday
  • Lunch for Friday's Annual Meeting (open to all members)
  • Additional Awards Dinner Ticket
  • Saturday afternoon Lunch and Wine Tasting (transportation included)

Featured Keynote Speaker: Ieshaah Murphy
Ieshaah Murphy is an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Defense and Racial Justice Clinic at the University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law (“UDC Law”). Under Professor Murphy’s leadership, the Clinic combats mass incarceration and racial injustice in the criminal legal system through direct representation, community engagement, and strategic action. Prior to joining UDC Law, Professor Murphy practiced as a civil rights attorney and public defender. Most recently, Professor Murphy was a senior staff attorney at the ACLU of Maryland, focusing on racial justice and criminal legal system transformation. Before the ACLU, Professor Murphy worked for many years as a trial attorney at the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), where she supervised attorneys and represented hundreds of indigent children and adults charged with serious offenses. Professor Murphy frequently trains lawyers and law students on various topics related to criminal defense and trial advocacy. She is teaching faculty for several defender training programs and Training Committee Chair for the Black Public Defender Association (BPDA). Originally from Buffalo, NY, Professor Murphy earned her B.A. in Sociology from Spelman College and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.

A few rooms have opened up at Campbell's Resort for this weekend. Call Campbell's today to ask about reserving a room. 

Reservation Line - 800-553-8225 

This event is sponsored by:

Engineering Systems Inc

American Equity & Justice Group

LifeSafer Ignition Interlock

All City Bail Bonds

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 6/5/2024 10:00 PM

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