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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 was fortunate enough to intern with a couple of attorneys who were members of WACDL, and they encouraged me to join before I had even passed the Bar. Joining WACDL was the best decision I could have made as a newly minted attorney. The most valuable membership perk has to be the email lists. I have told my clients that they are lucky enough to be paying my fees for advice from some of the most respected attorneys in the state!
– Robyn Friedman