Imagine receiving a penalty notice for unpaid toll bridge fees totaling hundreds of dollars. Then imagine disputing those fees in one of two new toll courts in Washington state, only to discover that the likelihood of fine dismissal is practically nil. Since the toll courts opened their doors in May 2012, 75% of drivers who [...]
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September 7th, 2012 · No Comments
August 16th, 2012 · No Comments
In June 2012, the Washington State Supreme Court directed the state’s public defenders to limit their caseloads and certify compliance with the new numerical standards on a quarterly basis. With the goal of improving the quality of legal representation for indigent defendants, the Court has adopted standards that were formerly considered advisory and largely unenforceable. [...]
July 9th, 2012 · 1 Comment
Based upon an administrative order approved by the Washington State Supreme Court on June 15, 2012, non-lawyers may offer limited assistance on simple legal matters. The Court adopted the proposed Admission to Practice (APR) Rule 28, the “Limited Practice Rule for Limited License Legal Technicians” to expand access to legal services for low and moderate [...]