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Defenders Rising

Engaging New Generations of Public Defenders

Washington Defender Association, in partnership with Gonzaga School of Law, Seattle University School of Law, and the University of Washington School of Law, created the Defenders Rising project in 2019. The goal of the Defenders Rising is three fold:  to cultivate the next generation of public defenders while they are in law school, to increase diversity in the indigent defense bar, and to foster relationships between future defenders and defender offices across the state.

How to Get Engaged:

  • Join our Email List! Email wda@defensenet.org with title, “Defender Rising” to be added. This is the best way to learn about all the latest events such as panels with defender offices.
  • Law students can join WDA—Student memberships are just $20/year. This will unlock all Continuing Education Classes, including our annual Leadership Conference, practice advisories and briefs in a variety of areas of criminal, family defense, and juvenile defense, and legislative work that shapes the laws of Washington State. Click the link to join and select Student Membership when you reach the payment screen: https://defensenet.org/engage/join/

 

 

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