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 For more information and to get involved with the Section, please contact the Section chair, Jimmy Hung.


Criminal Justice Institute Scholarship Information

Section Administration

Bylaws, Annual Report, and Executive Committee


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Current Bill Referrals

Bills referred to WSBA sections for review, and any positions taken, during the current Legislative Biennium


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