Welcome to WDA
WDA is an association of Washington State criminal defense attorneys and public defender, social workers, investigators and those committed to improving indigent defense. We provide training, case assistance, and a legislative voice to those working in public defense.WDA provides resources and support to indigent defenders through follow this link to upcoming trainings!
Membership supports indigent defense in Washington. Members have access to
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CLE Training programs at WDA are tuition free for members. Last year, WDA offered over 100 hours of live CLE credits. You can find training that focuses on trial advocacy, criminal law and procedure, juvenile law, dependencies and other civil matters.
Case assistance is a free resource for all Washington attorneys on their indigent cases. Case assistance includes brainstorming, assistance on motions and technical assistance. You can also find current information on new cases, motions and legislative change.
WDA's Immigration Project offers case assistance and other resources for attorneys representing non-citizen clients.
- Contact Jonathan Moore and Ann Benson for case assistance.
- Follow this link for immigration resources.
WDA is the voice for indigent defense in Washington and with the Federal Government. Our advocacy extends to legislative reform and work within the courts and the bar association