Bar Bulletin

Bar Bulletin

Washington Impound Law – A Call for Change

August 2018 Bar Bulletin

Towing the Line

By Leonard Feldman

As many of us know, the wheels of justice do not always move quickly. In fact, sometimes they move slowly or not at all. Many of us are used to delays and continuances, and we tell our clients that it’s part of the system. But whereas many of our clients can weather the delay, many cannot.

Through a recent family experience, described below, I have come to realize that the elusive impoundment hearing is one such instance where justice delayed is justice denied. For many people, wrongful impoundment can make it difficult to get to work, to school, to...

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