Criminal Law Section

scales of justice atop a criminal law bookThe 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 sections@wsba.org. For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact the Section chair, Blythe Phillips.


Announcements

The 23rd Annual Criminal Justice Institute

When: Sept. 22–23, 2016

Where: Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission, 19010 First Ave. S., Burien, Washington

Credits: 14 CLE credits, including 13 Law and Legal Procedure, 1 Ethics

Tuition:

  • $299 (includes lunch both days) 
  • $269 groups of three or more
  • $188 New Lawyer (admitted to any state bar for fewer than four years)

To register, visit the WSBA CLE Online Store.

The Criminal Law Section will be awarding 10 scholarships to this institute. For more information, click on Criminal Justice Institute Scholarship Information.


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