New rules amending many of the Rules of Professional Conduct become effective Sept. 1. On June 2, 2016, the Washington Supreme Court entered the order adopting the new rules. 483 more words
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Defense attorney Vitaliy Kertchen analyzes a fractured ruling that appears to overturn a drunken driving conviction.
In State v. Mecham, the Washington Supreme Court issued a fractured opinion in a DUI prosecution in which the state entered into evidence the defendant’s refusal to perform field sobriety tests (FST). 410 more words
WA Supreme Court Rules Superior Court Order For Defendant To Write Apology Letter To Victim Does Not Violate First Amendment
By Darren Smith, Weekend Contributor
We have seen many incidents of lower courts ordering those convicted of crimes to endure unusual punishments: some as novel as holding signs advertising that they are criminals; requiring the cutting hair of their children; or forced attendance in Church. 1,674 more words
March is Women’s History Month, and we’d like to take a moment to honor some trailblazing women from Washington’s legal history.
March is Women’s History Month, and we’d like to take a moment to honor some trailblazing women from Washington’s legal history. 1,105 more words