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Acceptance Remarks by Christie Hedman on WDA’s Seattle Clemency Project Luminary Award

When Jon Zulauf met with me 7 years ago to share about the establishment of the Seattle Clemency Project, I was extremely excited. One of the greatest regrets expressed by public defenders has been their inability to continue to r...

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Whatcom County Seeks Deputy I, II or Senior Deputy Attorney (1 Position)

Deputy I, II or Senior Deputy, DOQ (Open Positions: 1) Closes On: June 12, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST Location: Public Defender’s Office, Bellingham, WA 98225 Department: Public Defender Job Status: Full-Time Shift: 8:00 AM &...

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Kitsap County Public Defense Seeks Public Defender 2

Kitsap County has an exciting opportunity for a Public Defender 2 to join our team.  This attorney will be primarily responsible for preparing and trying felony cases in Superior Court, some of which may involve difficult litigat...

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Grant County Department of Public Defense Seeks Staff Attorney

Grant County seeks a full-time staff attorney.  Any level of experience is encouraged to apply.  Current salaries range from $6,027 to $9,353 per month depending on experience and qualifications.  Please see the Grant County Hu...

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YOUTH ACCESS TO COUNSEL (YAC) LINE

YAC LEO Info Sheet

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COVID-19 Vaccinations for Children in Care

Sample Motion for Order Authorizing Vaccination Sample Order Authorizing Vaccination   COVID-19 Vaccination Guidance for Children and Youth in Care – DCYF Youth Consent Form – Pfizer Vaccine

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Whatcom County Public Defender’s Office Seeks Investigator

Whatcom County is seeking an Investigator in the Public Defender’s Office. (click here for online application). Job Summary The Investigator assists attorneys with all aspects of case development from initial client intervie...

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Defending Clients in the COVID-19 Environment Survey Results and Feedback Request

The Council on Public Defense Standards Committee is considering proposing an emergency order to help defenders and assigned counsel respond effectively to growing workloads.  The Committee has requested that public defense couns...

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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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