Washington Supreme Court Orders

  • Order No. 25700-A-1035 [PDF]: Updated the form August 20, 2023 for CrR 3.1, JuCR 9.2, and CrRLJ 3.1 public defense attorney certification. The update clarifies the attorney qualification requirements of Section 2(e), and modifies the caption to better reflect the administrative nature of the form.
  • Order No. 25700-A-1023 [PDF]: Clarified the effective dates on May 23, 2013 when public defense attorneys must incorporate additional standards in their quarterly Certifications of Compliance, including the various numeric caseload limits of Standard 3.4 (Felony and Juvenile cases October 1, 2013) and the specific attorney qualifications of Standard 14.2 sections B-K (October 1, 2013).
  • Order No. 25700-A-1016 [PDF]: On April 8, 2013 delayed misdemeanor caseload certification until January 1, 2015, and has directed us to conduct an attorney time study and develop a model policy for case-weighting.
  • Order No. 25700-A-1004 [PDF]: As of June 15, 2022, new standards adopted for indigent defense and certification of compliance.