Criminal Law and Rules Committee
Criminal Law and Rules Committee is charged with:
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
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
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
Submit written report to the Spring and Fall Conferences.
Judge Patricia M. Fassett
Judge Amber L. Finlay
Judge Evan P. Jones
Judge David S. Keenan
Judge Jennifer R. Langbehn
Judge Brian M. McDonald
Judge Maryann C. Moreno
Judge Edmund Murphy
Judge Andrea K. Robertson
Judge Stan J. Rumbaugh
Judge Michael K. Ryan
Judge Thad E. Scudder
Comm. Shane Silverthorn
Judge John C. Skinder
Judge Christon C. Skinner
PO Box 41170 | Olympia, WA 98504-1170
Committee Chair – Judge Laura M. Riquelme