Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

WACDL was formed to improve the quality and administration of justice.  WACDL has over 900 members – private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, and related professionals committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.

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News & Information

WACDL Board of Governors

Our new officers and board members take their positions on June 10, 2016.

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State v. Chad Duncan (No. 90188-1)

On April 28, 2016 the WSSC issued its opinion in this case. WACDL had previously signed on to an amicus brief concerning imposition of costs without the court making an individualized finding that the defendant had the ability to pay.

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Notice Regarding Possible Incomplete JIS Data From Odyssey Courts

This memo (March 9, 2016) from the Administrative Office for the Courts addresses problems getting court info from Franklin, Lewis, Thurston and Yakima counties.

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Upcoming Events
Federal Bar: Visual Media and Legal Advocacy Jun 08, 2016 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM — 19th floor conference room at USDC 700 Stewart Street, Seattle
2016 Annual Conference Jun 09, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016 — Chelan, Washington
Federal Bar: Trial Strategies for New Lawyers Jul 13, 2016 12:00 PM - 01:30 PM — 19th floor conference room at USDC 700 Stewart Street, Seattle
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