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WSP Toxicology Lab Methamphetamine Contamination

Prior to becoming a toxicology laboratory, the the WSP Toxicology Laboratory was used to produce methamphetamine for training purposes as part of a crime lab. Between March 1, 2018 and June 19, 2019, the methamphetamine environmen...

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Defender Wins DWLS Argument Based on DOL Mailing Procedures

Bruce Shamulka, an attorney with the King County Department of Public Defense SCRAP Division, has won a RALJ appeal regarding notice in several cases of first degree driving while license suspended (DWLS 1). The decision should be...

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Post-Conviction Relief for Refugees and Immigrants Training

Join Seattle Clemency Project and WDA on Thursday March 26, 2020 from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m at Foster Garvey for a post-conviction relief for refugees and immigrants training. Lunch will be served and this training has been appro...

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Counsel for Defense of Chelan County seeks associate attorney position for Juvenile Court

Counsel for Defense of Chelan County has an associate attorney position available in Chelan County Juvenile Court. Qualified applicants would need to be a current member of the Washington State Bar Association and in good standing...

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Whatcom County Seeks Deputy I Position

Salary: Deputy I: $5,253 – $7,187 per month Closing Date: December 3rd, 2019, at 4:30 PM Hiring rate depends on qualifications Please note: There will be a salary increase for this position of 3% beginning January 1st, 2020 ...

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Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office Seeks Deputy I

Salary: Deputy I: $5,253 – $7,187 per month                                Closing Date: November 19, at 4:30 PM Hiring rate depends on qualifications Primary Duties: Acts as court-appointed co...

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Whatcom County Seeks Chief Deputy Public Defender

Whatcom County seeks an experienced criminal defense attorney with management experience to assist the Public Defender in all legal and administrative functions of the Public Defender’s Office. The office of the Public Defender ...

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Trainings in September to Enhance Your Misdemeanor and Driving Related Practice

This September, we have multiple trainings, both in-person and via webinar to enhance your misdemeanor and driving related practice. See the links below for more details. September 6 – Litigating Traffic Stops Webinar Septem...

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Principles and Leading Cases on Procedures in Personal Restraint Petitions (2018)

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“Litigate Dependency Cases”: One Defender’s Success Story

by: Alexandria (Ali) Hohman I represented a young child from Haiti (HC) who came to the United States with her father and step-mother. HC made disclosures about being sexually abused potentially by her father. The stepmother calle...

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