Proposed Rules ArchivesCrRLJ 3.1 Stds - Standards for Indigent Defense
GR 9 COVER SHEETPurpose: On July 8, 2010, the Court adopted amendments to CrR 3.1, CrRLJ 3.1, and JuCR 9.2. The amendments require appointed counsel to certify compliance with Standards for Indigent Defense Services to be approved by the Supreme Court, and are to become effective January 1, 2012. The WSBA Council for Public Defense considered the views of numerous stakeholders and interested parties while developing Standards for certification regarding caseloads, administrative costs, investigators, limitations on private practice, and qualifications of attorneys, with a proposed effective date of January 1, 2012. Standards for caseload limits were also developed, with a proposed effective date of January 1, 2013.
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