February 2016 Bar Bulletin
Public Defense Conference Set for March 4
The Defender Initiative’s Sixth Annual Conference on Public Defense will take place on March 4 at Seattle University School of Law.
This year’s program will cover important topics and trends in legal defense and will have an emphasis on financial barriers for clients. Topics include: Fees to quash warrants and related financial barriers; bail issues; monetary sanctions; and legal financial obligation barriers. There will also be sessions on “National Trends in Workload Studies Litigation to Limit Caseloads” and a new initiative to help clients who have multiple arrests and a history of mental illness and substance abuse.
Speakers include: King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg; King County Superior Court Judge Ron Kessler; Edmonds Municipal Court Judge Linda Coburn; Lisa Daugaard, director of the Public Defender Association; Thurston County assistant defender Alex Frix; and Professor Alexes Harris.
Registration information is available on the SU Law CLE website at http://www.law.seattleu.edu/continuing-legal-education/upcoming-programs/defender-conference-2016/
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