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State v. Waylon James Hubbard, WSSC #95012-1
WACDL filed an amicus brief on behalf of Mr. Hubbard supporting his petition for review to the Washington supreme court from a decision of the court of appeals ...
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!
State v. Michael Leon Shemesh (No. 91750-7)
Significant constitutional rights and public interests are impacted when there is a systemic breakdown in a county's public defense system that cause a ...
To safely cut incarceration, states rethink responses to supervision violations
Pew Charitable Trusts: Probation and parole provide a measure of accountability while allowing those who would otherwise have been incarcerated or have already ...
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."
WACDL Court Rules Committee prepares package of rule proposals
The WACDL Court Rules Committee is preparing a package of rule change proposals to submit in 2017 for the scheduled review of criminal law court rules.
State v. David E. Nickels (No. 31642-4-III)
On March 25, 2015, WACDL filed an amicus brief in this case.
John Doe A., et al. v. WA. State Patrol (No. 90413-8)
On April 8, 2016 the WSSC issued its opinion in this case. WACDL filed an amicus brief on April 24, 2015.
Johnson v. United States, 14-1006
WACDL joined an amicus brief, filed April 17, 2015, seeking US Supreme Court review in this case.
Brit Mercer on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"He told me that his sentencing was the first time he really believed that anyone cared about him."
OPNET v Fager, #95013-0
WACDL has agreed to file an amicus on behalf of Mr. Fager on an appeal from the COA reversing the trial court award of attorney fees for defending against the ...
2018 WACDL Board Nominations
WACDL’s Nominating Committee has developed its slate of nominees for Board of Governor positions.
In Re William Schorr #94591-8
WACDL filed an amicus brief on April 10, 2018 on behalf of Mr. Schorr on his petition for review in which he challenged his judgment and sentence on double ...
Bob Goldsmith on Being a Criminal Defense Lawyer
"I wanted to do something to help people, especially the underdogs...and I wanted to stand up for people."
PCAST Report on Forensic Science Released
President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Lacaze v. Louisiana, #17-1566
Petition for certiorari to US Supreme Court requesting clarification on the standards to be used by courts when addressing whether a defendant has been denied ...