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WDA Proposes Changes to Court Rules

WDA has proposed changes to several related court rules in an effort to keep defense requests for expert funding confidential. The court rules include CrR 3.1, CrRLJ 3.1, JuCR 9.3 and GR 15. Click here to see the proposal. Find a ...

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JTIP Summer Academy Application Deadline is January 13, 2019

The JTIP Summer Academy is an annual one-week intensive training program comprised of JTIP lessons taught by juvenile defense experts recruited from across the country. The 2019 JTIP Summer Academy will be held June 16-22, 2019at ...

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Washington Defender Association Day!

Washington Defender Association celebrated 35 years of fighting for justice this past week. And Governor Inslee recognized the special day through a proclamation making December 14, 2018 Washington Defender Association Day! View t...

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Department of Children, Youth, and Families FFPSA Community Meetings

The Department of Children, Youth, and Families will host four meetings throughout the state over the next two months, that will focus on how the agency is addressing candidacy and prevention with regards to FFPSA and the agency‚Ä...

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Washington Supreme Court rules juvenile life without parole violates the state constitution.

October 18, 2018 In a decision reached today, State of Washington v. Brian Bassett, the Washington Supreme Court ruled that sentencing juveniles to life without parole is unconstitutional. The sentencing statute, RCW 10.95.030(3)(...

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Snohomish County Public Defender Association Seeks Attorney II

The Snohomish County Public Defender Association is a non-profit organization committed to providing the highest quality of legal representation to our clients Рindigent persons accused of crimes. We are looking for an att...

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Washington Court Rules Published for Comment

The following proposed rule changes and new rules were ordered published for comment by the July 11, 2018 En Banc Administrative Conference per Order 25700-A-1236: Proposed changes to CrR 4.7 РDiscovery and CrRLJ 4.7 ...

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WSBA Council on Public Defense Seeks Your Input

The WSBA Council on Public Defense (CPD) is seeking input from defenders in two areas of practice: ITA and persistent offender cases. Today, the CPD Mental Health Committee is submitting proposed Performance Guidelines to the full...

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Update: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

  By: Sara Sluszka, Immigration Resource Attorney Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)¬†has been a temporary authorization to stay in the U.S., known as ‚Äúdeferred action,‚ÄĚ for young undocumented immigrants who ca...

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