Criminal Law Section
The Criminal Law Section seeks the participation of the Bar, including prosecutors and defense counsel, by providing a forum for the exchange of ideas in the areas of criminal law, correction, procedure, and evidence. The Section works with pending legislation and development of statutory enactments to improve and facilitate the administration of justice within the criminal arena.
With an equal number of defense and prosecuting attorney positions, the executive board champions the rights of both the accused and victims in the criminal justice system. Activities include publishing a newsletter, as well as assisting with the Criminal Law Institute.
To join the Section list serve and for general questions, please send your email address and Bar number to email@example.com. For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact the Section chair, Hugh Birgenheier.
The WSBA Criminal Law Section is pleased to award up to 10 scholarships to attend the 20th Annual Criminal Justice Institute on September 19–20, 2013, at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission in Burien, WA.
Five of the scholarships will be awarded to attorneys who are full-time prosecutors or who are closely affiliated with law enforcement. Five of the scholarships will be awarded to attorneys who spend 80% or more of their practice dedicated to criminal defense.
To be considered for a scholarship, an applicant must be an attorney who is/has been a member of the Washington State Bar Association or a law student. Scholarships will be awarded to prosecutors and defense attorneys.
Not eligible: Recipients of scholarships for the 2010, 2011, and/or 2012 Criminal Justice Institute nor current members of the Criminal Law Section Executive Committee.
To apply for a scholarship, applicants must submit a letter of application stating how they meet the necessary criteria and why they should receive a scholarship, including a demonstrated financial need.
Application Deadline: September 3, 2013
Email application to: Kim Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more details, see 2013 Criminal Justice Institute Scholarships – Criteria Guidelines
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