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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 ...
WACDL Quick Reference Guides
We are pleased to announce that we have created a new set of quick reference guides for defense lawyers.
City of Kent v. Corey Cobb No. 73929-8
Is the statutory provision contained in RCW 46.61.502(1)(b) which establishes that a THC concentration of 5.00 ng/ml or higher unconstitutionally vague.
State v. Ramos (No. 92454-6)
Petition for Discretionary Review to the WSSC for a determination of the proper application of Miller v. Alabama, 132 S.Ct 2455, 183 L.Ed.2d 407 (2012) in ...
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 ...
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The COA - Division I issued an unpublished opinion on this case on January 23, 2017 (197 Wn.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 ...
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.
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. Houston-Sconiers & Roberts No. 92605-1
Whether the right to due process and fundamental fairness requires holding a hearing prior to a youth's decline to adult court to consider whether the transfer ...
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
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."