Juliana Roe


Indigent Defense in Washington

The right to counsel is embodied in the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution.  In 1963, the United States Supreme Court, in Gideon v. Wainwright[1], ruled that the Constitution requires the states to provide defense attorneys to criminal defendants who cannot afford lawyers themselves. In Washington State, public defense services are administered, and largely funded, by county and city

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HCA Will Implement SSB 6430

HCA Will Implement SSB 6430 (2016) as Scheduled As you are all aware, on March 9, 2017 the Health Care Authority (HCA) announced that it would not be able to implement the program to suspend, rather than terminate, medical assistance benefits for persons who are incarcerated by July 1, 2017.  Rather, they announced that they would be “pausing” the program, specifically

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Bill to Fully Fund Public Defense Services Dropped – HB 2031

Olympia – On Wednesday, February 8th, our bill to fully fund public defense services, sponsored by Representative Appleton, was referred to the House Appropriations Committee as HB 2031 In 1963 the Supreme Court held, in the case of Gideon v. Wainwright, that the provision of Sixth Amendment lawyers for indigent people is a state obligation under the Fourteenth Amendment.  And

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Construction Contracts and the Ability to Mitigate

Construction contracts generally contain various provisions including standard protest and claim clauses that cover unanticipated situations that may arise during the course of construction. These provisions come into play when a contractor comes across an issue that would require unexpected work to be done and/or increased expenses to be incurred.  Under current law, if the contract contains these standard protest

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