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>> Criminal Law and Rules

  • Review state laws and recommend legislative changes to the Criminal Code and Criminal Procedures Code.

  • Monitor and report on proposed changes in legislation affecting criminal law and procedures.

  • Review and recommend amendments and changes to Criminal Rules.

  • Monitor and report on proposed amendments and changes to Criminal Rules.

  • Consider increased use of constitutional SCJA superior court rule making power.

  • Coordinate with the Family & Juvenile Law Committee with regard to common problems between juvenile offense and adult criminal procedures.

  • Maintain liaison with the Judges’ Benchbook Committee.

  • Maintain liaison with the Sentencing Guidelines Commission.

  • Maintain liaison with the WSBA Court Rules and Procedures Committee on laws and procedural matters.

  • Meet and respond, where appropriate, to requests from legislators, members of the executive branch, and other government departments.

  • Submit written report to the Spring and Fall Conferences.

Criminal Law and Rules Committee is charged with:

Committee Chair:
Judge Roger Rogoff



Judge Laura M. Riquelme

Committee Members:

Comm. Sabrina Ahrens
Judge George F.B. Appel
Judge Bill Bowman
Judge John P. Fairgrieve
Judge Marilyn K. Haan
Judge David S. Keenan
Judge Cindy Larsen
Judge Catherine Moore
Judge Maryann C. Moreno
Judge Patrick H. Oishi
Judge James R. Orlando
Judge Kristin Richardson
Judge Averil B. Rothrock
Judge Stan J. Rumbaugh
Judge Philip K. Sorensen
Judge David A. Steiner
Judge Aimee M. Sutton
Judge Sandra E. Widlan
Judge Melinda J. Young

AOC Contact:

Tom Creekpaum
PO Box 41170
Olympia, WA  98504-1170
Phone: 360-357-2157

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