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In Memoriam: Charlie Williams
Former WACDL President Charlie Williams has died. The funeral will be held on November 4 and a reception honoring his life on November 5.
Kent Underwood on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"Sometimes the accused really did not do it."
APPLICATIONS FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE ACT PANEL FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF WASHINGTON
January 10, 2018 Deadline
Auction Items: Bid on these great items at our December 8 holiday party
Are You Interested in Serving on the WACDL Board?
If you are interested in a board position, let us know by February 10.
New Publications Available from WACDL
WACDL's Publications and Resources Committee is releasing six new quick reference guides.
WACDL Board Nominations
WACDL's Nominating Committee has developed its slate of nominees for Board of Governor positions.
In Memorium: Cece Glenn
From Mark Vovos
Awards Recipients
WACDL is pleased to announce its annual awards recipients for 2017.
WACDL Member Casey Stamm to be Honored by IPNW
On Thursday May 4th Innocence Project Northwest will honor WACDL member Casey Stamm and Human Rights Advocate Alejandra Gonza at its Stand for Innocence ...
WPIC News
From Lynne Alfasso, WPI Committee Staff Attorney
Governor Signs Fair Chance Act
HB 1298, which prohibits employers from asking about arrests or convictions before an applicant is determined otherwise qualified for a position, was signed on ...
WACDL Member Wins Exoneration for Client
Court: Withheld evidence means servicemen deserve new trial
Why I'm a WACDL Member - Robert Perez
"Joining the most active criminal defense organization in the state seemed like a no-brainer in terms of networking, meeting potential sources of referrals, ...
Why I'm a WACDL Member - Amy Muth
" If you want your clients to benefit from the combined knowledge of over 1000 lawyers, become a member of WACDL."
Why I'm a WACDL Member - Thomas W. Cox
"The guidance that I have received from my association with WACDL has kept me in good standing in my legal community."
Why I'm a WACDL Member - Catlin Gibson
" I cannot say enough about what WACDL has done for me and my career in criminal defense as a paralegal and an investigator."
Why I'm a WACDL Member - David Hammerstad
"Fingertip access to advice and support on list serves."
Why I'm a WACDL Member - Neil Fox
"WACDL is really an amazing organization that all defense attorneys, including public defenders, should join."
Thank You to Holiday Party Auction Item Donors
Thank you to the generous businesses and individuals who made auction item contributions for our December 8 holiday party!
Thank You to Our Holiday Party Contributors
Thank you to those who contributed by raising their paddle at the Holiday Party and Auction.
Thank You to Auction Item Purchasers
Thank you to all those who contributed by purchasing auction items at our December 8 Holiday Party and Auction!
Omar Nur on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"The cases are always interesting and it is very fulfilling to help guide my clients through these difficult times in their lives."
Linda M. Callahan on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"Those of us who defend people pulled over by police are engaged in a battle beyond that of any one client."
Kallie Ferguson on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"Our country over-criminalizes and doesn’t seek out good alternatives to jail. I want to be a driving force against that system."
Nancy Neal on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"The conduct that is defined as 'criminal' is often regular human behavior."
Colleen O'Connor on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"The prosecutor initially saw him as a hardened gangster. I saw the teenage boy."
Edwin Aralica on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"It is so important to represent our clients with dignity, respect, and a sense of humanity."
Emily M. Gause on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"There is never a dull moment in criminal defense. I love fighting the good fight."
Johnson v. United States, 14-1006
WACDL joined an amicus brief, filed April 17, 2015, seeking US Supreme Court review in this case.