Public Defense Improvement Program

Washington Supreme Court Orders

  • pdficon grsmall  Washington Supreme Court Order No. 25700-A-1035 (August 20, 2013)
    The Supreme Court has recently updated the form for public defense attorney certification for CrR 3.1, JuCR 9.2, and CrRLJ 3.1.   The updated form clarifies the attorney qualification requirements of Section 2(e), and modifies the caption to better reflect the administrative nature of the form.  These changes do not alter the substantive requirements of the Standards.

  • pdficon grsmall  Washington Supreme Court Order No. 25700-A-1023 (May 23, 2013)
    The Supreme Court has clarified the effective dates 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). The Court’s adopted Standards for Indigent Defense and Certification Form are now updated on the Court’s website to reflect these clarifying amendments.

  • pdficon grsmall  Washington Supreme Court Order No. 25700-A-1016 (April 8, 2013)
    The Washington Supreme Court has delayed misdemeanor caseload certification until January 1, 2015, and has directed OPD to conduct an attorney time study  and develop a model policy for case-weighting.

  • pdficon grsmall  Washington Supreme Court Order No. 25700-A-1004 (June 15, 2012)
    The Washington Supreme Court has adopted new standards for indigent defense and certification of compliance.

 

 

 

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