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The Washington State Bar Association invites you to Decoding the Law, a new conversation series for members and the community to discuss timely and relevant legal topics. The Decoding the Law series is intended to share information and facilitate dialogue in a nonpartisan fashion.

In March, we kick off the series with “The Death Penalty in Three Parts,” where leading academics and legal practitioners convene a discussion on an overview of the death penalty, its financial implications, and the question of disproportionate impacts. This three-part series will occur in March and takes place at the WSBA Conference Center. The series will be available via live webcast and recorded for viewing after each event.



Decoding the Law:

The Death Penalty in Three Parts


The Death Penalty in Washington State: An Overview
Thursday, March 2
Noon–1 p.m.
WSBA Conference Center and via live webcast

Watch the recorded webcast of this part of the series.
View a PowerPoint presentation used in this part of the series.

Speakers:
Mark Larrañaga, defense attorney and partner at Walsh & Larrañaga Law
Mary Pat Treuthart, professor, Gonzaga University School of Law
Mark Larson, chief deputy, Criminal Division, King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office




Financial Implications of the Death Penalty
Wednesday, March 8
Noon–1 p.m.
WSBA Conference Center and via live webcast

Watch the recorded webcast of this part of the series.
View a PowerPoint presentation used in this part of the series.

Speakers:
Mark Larrañaga, defense attorney and partner at Walsh & Larrañaga Law
Peter Collins, assistant professor, Seattle University's Criminal Justice Department
Robert Boruchowitz, professor and director of The Defender Initiative, Seattle University School of Law




Are There Disproportionate Impacts of the Death Penalty?
Monday, March 13
Noon–1 p.m.
WSBA Conference Center and via live webcast

Watch the recorded webcast of this part of the series.
View a PowerPoint presentation used in this part of the series.

Speakers:
Mark Larrañaga, defense attorney and partner at Walsh & Larrañaga Law
Lila Silverstein, appellate public defender, Washington Appellate Project




Watch Recorded Webcasts From the Death Penalty Series

View on mobile devices here.




We hope you can take an hour out of your day to participate. Decoding the Law will take place throughout the year, so if you can’t take part in this discussion, be on the lookout for the next topic. If you have a future topic in mind, please send your suggestions to questions@wsba.org. The forum is not CLE accredited.

The WSBA is committed to full access and participation by persons with disabilities. If you have questions about accessibility or require accommodation, please contact adamr@wsba.org.