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Seattle v. Erickson, No. 93408-8
On February 13, 2017 WACDL filed a joint amicus brief with the ACLU, WDA and Loren Miller Bar Association asking the court to establish a rule that a prima ...
State v. Erik Petterson, WSSC #94439-3
On July 11, 2017 WACDL filed an amicus brief the issue of whether a trial court has the authority to modify community custody provisions of a SSOSA.
In Re Bar Application of Tarra Simmons
In July 2017 WACDL submitted an amicus brief in support of Ms. Simmons application to be admitted to the WSBA concerning what the WSSC should consider as ...
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.
WACDL Quick Reference Guides
We are pleased to announce that we have created a new set of quick reference guides for defense lawyers.
State v. Oscar Lopez, WSSC #94418-1
On September 27, 2017 WACDL filed an amicus brief on behalf of Mr. Lopez in the WSSC on review of a COA opinion which reversed the trial court's grant of a new ...
Daron Morris on Being a Criminal Defense Lawer
"Discussing issues with other WACDL members has been one of the most important aspects of developing my critical thinking about cases."
State v. Blockman, 198 Wn. App. 34 (2017); WSSC #94273-1
The COA - Division I issued an unpublished opinion on this case on January 23, 2017 (197 Wn. App. 1047 (2017)). WACDL joined as Amicus on a motion to publish ...
January 10, 2018 Deadline
The cost of seeking the dealth penalty.
Seattle University study finds Washington death penalty cases cost at least $1 million more than when death not sought.
State v. Peeler (No. 90068-0)
On May 5, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court issued its ruling in State v. Peeler, a case where WACDL had filed an amicus brief.
State v. Reeder (No. 90577-1)
On January 8, 2015, WACDL filed an amicus brief in State v. Reeder. The WSSC issued their ruling on this case on December 17, 2015.
In re PRP of Michael Mockovak
In August of 2013, WACDL filed an amicus brief in this case.
Ballow & Fausto v. Washington
In October of 2013, WACDL filed a motion in support of review in this case.
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Are You Interested in Serving on the WACDL Board?
If you are interested in a board position, let us know by February 10.
In Re Troy Belcher, WSSC #93900-4
On May 15, 2017 WACDL filed a joint amicus brief with WDA on the issue of whether civil commitment of an individual under RCW 71.09 as a sexually violent ...
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 Re Fero, No. 92975-1
WACDL filed an amicus in the WSSC after the state was granted discretionary review following a successful decision on behalf of petitioner in the COA-Division ...
State v. Daniel Lee Brown (No. 89913-4)
On April 11, 2014, WACDL filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court of Washington in this case.
Weaver v. Commonwealth of Massachusetts, No. 16-240
Whether a defendant asserting ineffective assistance that results in a structural error must, in addition to demonstrating deficient performance, show that he ...
State v. Anthony Hand, WSSC #94902-6
WACDL filed an amicus brief on behalf of Mr. Hand who petitioned for review to the WSSC from a decision of the COA in #4848-1-1 issued on July 25, 2017 in ...
State v. Allen Gregory, WSSC #88086-7
Mr. Gregory was charged in a capital case in 2001 and convicted for aggravated murder in State v. Gregory, 158 Wn.2d 759 (2006). The Supreme Court reversed his ...
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 ...
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