Resources

Brief Bank

Brief Bank Information

WDA has created a brief bank for use by its members and those engaged in indigent defense in Washington State. This bank was created by the resource attorneys, who have either written these motions or received them from other practicing attorneys. If you have a motion that you would like to contribute to this bank, please contact the resource attorneys, who will then update and publish it to the bank.

AOC Brief Bank

The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) maintains a brief bank that is based upon the briefs filed for indigent appeals in the Washington State Courts of Appeal and Washington State Supreme Court in the last ten or more years. Follow this link to their website.

Strengthening the Sixth Amendment

Below are resources from the Strengthening the Sixth Amendment organization presentation on jury diversity webinar series. The recording and other resources available at https://strengthenthesixth.org/. The resources include:

 

As with all resources, WDA staff does its best to keep the brief bank updated but it is your obligation to make sure that the caselaw is still current.

 

Below are the most recently updated documents and links in all brief bank subcategories.

08.02.2022 Declaration About Expired Blood Vials from Becton Dickinson

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CrR/LJ 8.3(b) Motion to Dismiss Without Prejudice Due to Competency Delays

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Opposition to More Time for Competency Services Under RCW 10.77.068

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Motion and Order to Seal Order for Competency Expert

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Letter to Competency Expert

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Order Appointing Competency Expert – County Public Defense Office Must Pay

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Motion and Order for DSHS to Pay for Competency Evaluation – Prior Evaluation

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Motion and Order for DSHS to Pay for Competency Evaluation – No Prior Evaluation

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Judgment – Compensatory Sanctions for Competency Delays

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Order to Show Cause – Compensatory Sanctions for Competency Delays

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