Our Commitment To
Justice & Racial Equity

(June 6, 2020) – The Washington Appellate Project condemns the enduring violence against Black people in our country and our state. Almost ten years ago a task force found that “racial iniquities permeate Washington’s criminal justice system,” and it echoed Martin Luther King, Jr.’s admonition that “silence is betrayal.” We will not be silent. Systemic discrimination still infects every aspect of our society. We commit to continuing our work dismantling racially biased laws and providing equal access to justice for each and every client.

Official Statement Regarding the Death of Former Client Victor Bueno from COVID-19 While in DOC Custody

(June 22, 2020) – The Washington Appellate Project represented Victor Bueno in his criminal appeal and condemns the Department of Corrections’ failure to prevent his death from COVID-19.  Mr. Bueno suffered from chronic health issues and was just three months shy of release on a non-violent crime.

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Office Update Regarding COVID-19

Efforts to protect our clients

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Notable Cases

There is no greater satisfaction to know that justice has been served for our clients and that we have made a positive impact on the law.

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Learn the basics of the appellate process, how to file an appeal, and the function of our office through our frequently asked questions.

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Job Openings

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Who We Are

The Washington Appellate Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the highest quality representation to indigent clients appealing criminal convictions, civil commitments, or terminations of parental rights. Our mission is to represent indigent appellants through our contract with the State of Washington, so unfortunately we are not available for private hire.

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Our Staff

A Great Place To Work

We have a group of experienced and committed attorneys working diligently to protect the rights of all citizens. We fight for our clients every step of the way. Our staff is passionate about making changes in the law to afford equitable justice for all people.

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Internship Program

Gain On The Job Experience

Work with an experienced group of attorneys dedicated to social justice while gaining invaluable knowledge and skills.  Find out how you can join our team and make a difference!

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Meet Our Board Of Directors

Our Board is made up of a group of individuals who care deeply about social justice. Our members are an integral part of our organization. They provide oversight and guidance and are dedicated to ensuring the continued success of our office.

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“There can be no equal justice where the kind of an appeal a man enjoys depends on the amount of money he has.”

Douglas v. California, 372 U.S. 353, 355 (1963).