Event Calendar

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Annual Conference

Start Date: 6/9/2022 1:00 PM PDT
End Date: 6/11/2022 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

Thriving or Surviving? A Criminal Defense Lawyer's Guide to Work-Life Balance

Registration fees:

  • Members: $435 private practice / $395 public defenders, 1st year of practice and nonlawyers / $240 patron members. (Log in to get discounted member pricing.)
  • Nonmembers: $465 private practice / $435 public defenders and nonlawyers.
Ethics Preconference fees: 
  • The full conference price includes: admission to Friday and Saturday's CLE, one ticket to the awards dinner, and bowling. To register for the 3-hour ethics preconference on Thursday afternoon ($95 for members, $105 for non-members), please select it as an "item" to add to your cart before checkout.
Conference Co-Chairs:
Robert Butler and Karen Lindholdt

Our discounted goup block at Campbell's Resort is SOLD OUTTo get on the waitlist in case of a cancellation, you must call 800-553-8225 or 509-682-2561 and tell them you are with the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Group Block Number 577115). The room block and discount are not available with online booking.

Registering with a Physical Form:
If you would like to fill out a pdf to register, please use this form. You can scan/email the form to info@wacdl.org. If you are paying by check we must receive it in the mail by June 3rd. 
Thursday, June 9
Ethics Preconference

Conference Center, 1st Floor
1:30 – 2:30: Improving Our Focus, Re-claiming Calmness in Lawyering and Beyond — Ron Tyler
2:30 – 3:30: Effective communication with clients and families in tough spots. — Jennifer Atwood
3:30 – 3:45: Break
3:45 – 4:45: Ethical caseload management. Kevin Curtis and Lenell Nussbaum

President’s Welcome Reception 
Lakeside Room 
No-host bar and snacks available.
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM   
Friday, June 10
River Room (across Woodin Ave)
7:45 AM 8:35 AM
Yoga is free! Bring your own mat!

Conference CLE
Stehekin Ballroom (upper level, adjacent to sky bridge) 
8:45 – 9:00 AM Registration 
9:00 – 10:30: Caring for Ourselves in the Struggle  Ron Tyler
10:30 – 10:45: Break
10:45 – 11:45: A tale of two gunslingers and the social media evidence left in their dust. — Andrea George
11:45 – 12:15: Toxicology lab update. — Jason Lantz

Annual Membership Meeting  
East/West Room
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM: Learn about WACDL’s accomplishments in the past yearIf you did not order a lunch ($35) in advance, check with staff to find out whether we have any additional lunches available. 
Board of Governors Meeting  
East/West Room 
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM: WACDL members are welcome to attend this meeting. 

Outdoors TBD
3:30 PM 4:20 PM
Yoga is free! Bring your own mat!

Awards Dinner  
1st Floor Ballroom
5:30 PM: Buffet dinner + WACDL awardsSee staff at the registration table to find out whether additional tickets are available. 

Chelan Lanes
8:00 PM: We will rent a couple of lanes for WACDL members to enjoy.
Saturday, June 12 
Conference CLE  
Stehekin Ballroom (upper level, adjacent to sky bridge) 
9:00 – 10:15: Dependency: What criminal defense lawyers need to know. — Brett Ballew, Shelly Haas, and Jason Johnson
10:15 – 10:30: Break
10:30 – 11:15: Legislative update.  — Ramona Brandes
11:15 – 12:15: Children are different, damnit! — Emily Gause

Wine Tasting Tour and Lunch
1:15 PM - 5:30 PM
Join us on a relaxing and delicious wine tasting tour and lunch! We will be renting a small bus to safely transport attendees to and from the wineries. 
Featured Speaker: 

Our featured speaker this year will be Ronald Tyler. Ron Tyler is a Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic at Stanford Law School. The Clinic represents clients in state and federal court in Northern California. Prior to coming to Stanford, Prof. Tyler served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender for over 20 years. He lectures nationwide, is on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College, and serves as the Chair of the NCDC Board of Regents. Prof. Tyler’s scholarly agenda focuses on self-care skills for lawyers and criminal practice and procedure.
We are back to all in-person CLEs and activities! 

A note about conference fees:
We understand that it's been a tough year economically for a lot of our members, and we've made every effort to limit the increase in registration fees. However, due to the dramatic rate of inflation this year we have slightly increased the cost of tickets and events. 

Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed: 6/8/2022 12:03 PM

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