The Washington Defender Association’s Incarcerated Parents Project (IPP) hosted a one and a half (1.5) hour webinar on May 8, 2020 designed, in collaboration with the Washington State Office of Public Defense Parents Representation Program (“OPD PRP”), to address immediate and long-term impacts upon fundamental parenting rights and familial relationships posed by the COVID 19 pandemic response. This training is for trial and appellate attorneys providing legal representation to parents and/or children in child welfare proceedings in the Washington State juvenile and appellate courts. The following materials were collated to support the webinar and the ongoing legal advocacy on this topic.
Selected Governor Proclamation & Relevant Supreme Court orders:
Sample Legal Briefing:
Example Motion for Reconsideration:
Other Legal Resources: