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, Hugh Birgenheier.


Announcements

The WSBA Criminal Law Section will award up to 10 tuition scholarships for the 2017 Criminal Justice Institute at the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission on Oct. 19–20, 2017. Recipients of scholarships for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Criminal Justice Institute are not eligible for scholarship consideration this year. Review the CJI Scholarship Guidelines.


Criminal Caselaw Notebook 2016 Available for Free!

As a benefit to Criminal Law Section members, you can download the Criminal Caselaw Notebook 2016, prepared by the Honorable Ron Kessler, below. These documents are password protected for members-only. If you are having trouble accessing the documents, contact sections@wsba.orgPlease be advised the notebook had to be reformatted from the original due to file size.

Additionally, you can download the Criminal Caselaw Notebook 2016 app for free on your Android or Apple smart phone by searching for "CCLN" in the app store. 



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Many sections provide a list serve as a member benefit. In most cases, you will be automatically subscribed to your section’s list serve soon after you join the section. 

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