Resources

Practice Tools for Defenders

DOC Resentencing Case Training Handout (10.2021)

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Redemption Project WA: Training Manual for Resentencing Cases (Draft) (12.2022)

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Bail Motion Checklist

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Judge Kessler (Ret.) Caselaw Notebook 2022 Update (2.2022)

Ret Judge Ron Kessler compiles and shares this Caselaw Notebook with defenders annually.

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Advocating for Clients in Jail

Click here to view Advocating for Clients in Jail by Ethan Frenchman, Disability Rights Washington.

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Attorney Client Communication – Client in DOC (7.29.2021)

This Info Sheet prepared by Washington State DOC explains how attorneys can arrange for communication with clients who are incarcerated in DOC facilities.

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Trial Defense Guidelines for Representing a Child Facing a Possible Life Sentence (2015)

This resource comes from the Center for Fair Sentencing of Youth (CFSY) and sets out the requirements for defense teams representing children facing a long or life sentence.

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Criminal Caselaw Notebook – Judge Ron Kessler (Ret.) (1.2021)

This manual is a summary of cases related to criminal law, prepared for and shared by Retired King Co. Superior Court Judge Ron Kessler.

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Trial Advocacy Manual by Travis Stearns for Washington State Office of Public Defense

This trial advocacy manual was created by Travis Stearns for Washington State OPD and is designed to help public defenders develop an emotionally compelling story that judges and juries believe, enabling them to see the injustice ...

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Defender Resource Packet on fighting bail and arguing for pretrial release by WSBA Council on Public Defense

The Pretrial Reform Committee of the WSBA Council on Public Defense (“committee”) is working to support bail reform in Washington. The committee has drafted the attached client interview form and compiled packet as a resource ...

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