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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.

OPD Brief Bank

The Washington State Office of Public Defense (OPD) 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 the OPD Brief Bank.

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.

WDA Motion to Waive LFOs in Superior Court (10.09.2018)

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WDA Motion to Waive LFOs in Court of Limited Jurisdiction (10.10.2018)

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FOF/COL Order to Seal/Redact Evaluation (12.2017)

This sample FOF/COL pleading addresses the courts findings upon a defense motion to seal or redact a client or third party's private and sensitive information. Thanks to Brad Meryhew.

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Motion to Redact Psychosexual Evaluation (12.2017)

This sample motion seeks to redact private sensitive client and third party information from a defense submitted psychosexual evaluation. Thanks to Brad Meryhew.

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Kitsap District Court Dismissal Due to Competency Delay- FFCL (09.28.18)

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Motion to Dismiss DWLS 1 for Lack of Due Process/Definition of Certified Mail

Be sure to use these attachments with this motion. DWLS 1 Definition of Certified Mail Attachments  

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Mandatory Impound Violates Washington Constitution By Susan Oglebay

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Attorney GAL’s Motion In Support of Open Adoption Agreement, Inter Alia (E. Berman Lovell)(05.22.2018)

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Civil Commitment Motion In Limine Personal Knowledge

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Civil Commitment Jury Trial – Trial Brief with Self Representation

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