2023 Defender Conference Materials
Below are the supplementary materials for the WDA’s 2023 Defender Conference. More materials will be added as we approach the conference, so check back for additional documents. PowerPoint presentations will be added after the conference. To reference a full schedule, click here.
Friday, April 28th
Court Rules and Legislative Updates. Presented by WDA Staff.
Raising Race: Zamora and More. Presented by Lila Silverstein, Washington Appellate Project.
Sixth Amendment Challenges to Venire. Presented by Barbara Harris & Geoff Hulsey, Washington State Office of Public Defense.
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Saturday, April 29th
Reexamining ER 609. Presented by Monica Milton, NACDL, Julie Simon-Kerr, UConn / NACDL, and Anna Roberts, Brooklyn Law / NACDL
Effective Research Tips, Tricks, and More. Presented by Rob Mead, Washington State Law Library.
Empowering Public Defense- Standards, Caseloads, and Independence. Presented by Bob Boruchowitz, Seattle University and Kathy Kyle, Snohomish County Public Defender.
Investigator 101. Presented by Dave Mathews, Thurston County Public Defense.
Across the Aisle-Perspective from State to Public Defense. Presented by Angela Avery, Avery Law & Sheri Oertel, Washington Defender Association.
Effective Right to Counsel. David Donnan, Meryhew Law Group
Closing Keynote. Presented by Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud