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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.

Motion to waive DUI LFOs (by Ramona Brandes 08.2018)

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Sentencing Memo Requesting Waiver of LFOs in Superior Court

This brief includes arguments for waiver of discretionary LFOs in superior court. 

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WDA Sentencing Memo Requesting Waiver of LFOs in Court of Limited Jurisdiction

This brief asks for a waiver is discretionary LFOs in a court of limited jurisdiction. 

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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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Civil Commitment Jury Trial – Trial Brief

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Civil Commitment Jury Trial Questionnaire

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State Fails to Call Phlebotomist in DUI trial (by Colin McMahon) (11.17)

This set of motions in limine apply to a blood draw DUI that occured before a statutory change effective 9/26/15 if the State will not call the person who drew the blood. Last review 07.18.

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