Appellate Program

Brief Bank

The OPD Appellate Brief Bank contains briefs filed for indigent appeals in the Washington State Courts of Appeal and Washington State Supreme Court. The Brief Bank is not a complete collection of all indigent appellate briefs that have been filed.

Use of these briefs is for reference purposes only and not as a substitute for original research and writing. The briefs provided are not part of the official court record. Official copies of the briefs are available at the court in which the brief was filed.

The Office of Public Defense is not responsible for the content of the briefs, makes no representations regarding the identity of any person named in the briefs, and does not assume any liability resulting from the release or use of any information. The briefs represent the work product of the attorney of record in each case. Be aware that the law may have changed since the brief was submitted.

The information on this site neither creates an attorney-client relationship, functions as an attorney-referral service, nor constitutes legal advice. Users should always seek the advice of counsel.

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