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WACDL Membership Eligibility

WACDL membership is for criminal defense lawyers and associated professionals; read more about membership restrictions here.

The following individuals are eligible for membership in WACDL:

  • Any attorney who is a member of any state bar.
  • Any law student is eligible for non-voting membership as a law student member.
  • Any professional person who is involved with the criminal justice system but is not an attorney is eligible for non-voting membership as an Associate of Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

 

The following are not eligible for membership in WACDL:

  • Persons who perform a prosecutorial function or persons employed in the offices of prosecutors, including, but not limited to, United States Attorneys, City Attorneys, District Attorneys or Attorneys General;
  • any persons who perform any law enforcement investigation of criminal cases including, but not limited to, those employed in law enforcement, including police officers, sheriffs, correctional officers and probation officers;
  • any person engaged in a full-time judicial function, including any full-time judge, commissioner or referee.
Testimonials
I have been a member of WACDL since 2000 first as a third year law student, then as a general member and serving as a board member since 2006. WACDL is the single most important criminal defense organization a defense lawyer can, and should belong to. If you are not a member, you are neglecting valuable support and resource.
– Jonathan Rands