Save the Date: WDA...

Save the Date: WDA’s Defender Conference and Leadership Pre-Conference
Celebrating the 60th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, this year’s Defender Conference is about the right to effective assistance of counsel. Join us in-person at the beautiful Sun Mountain Lodge located in Winthrop, Washington. The Leadership Pre-Conference begins the afternoon of April 27th. The main conference kicks off on Friday afternoon, April 28th and runs all day on Saturday, April 29th.

  • Hear from Keynote Speaker Keisha Hudson Chief Public Defender of Philadelphia.
  • Learn how to take your legal research to the next level with Washington Supreme Court State Law Librarian and former public defender in New Mexico, Rob Mead.
  • Opportunities for ALL staff- line attorneys, support staff, and management- to attend Leadership Pre-Conference from April 27th through 28th to develop leadership skills and strengthen the future of public defense.

Stay tuned for more information, registration will open next week!