CWUNews FeedNews Feedhttp://www.cwu.edu/law/newsen-usWashington Court of Appeals Hearings Set for May 1 at CWUhttp://www.cwu.edu/law/node/2563Tue, 24 Apr 2018 16:17:15<p><img alt="Gavel" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/images/Gavel.jpg" style="width: 650px; height: 361px; margin: 3px;">Washington State Court of Appeals Division III will hear five cases on May 1, between 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Central Washington University in the Student Union and Recreation Center (SURC) Theatre.</p><p>Trials on the docket involve appealing criminal convictions, statute of limitations in a malpractice action lawsuit, and a court-ordered award due to failures to uphold the Public Records Act.</p><p>All hearings are open to the public.</p><p>Division III is headquartered in Spokane and serves 20 counties across central and eastern Washington. Periodically, hearings are held in different counties to provide access to those living in other regions.</p><p>This time, the hearings fall on May 1, Law Day—a national day set aside to celebrate the rule of law. Law Day emphasizes the importance of law and legal process to the freedoms Americans share and the role of courts in a democracy.</p><p>“Attending court cases demystifies proceedings for a wider audience who ordinarily would not have access,” said CWU law &amp; justice professor and department chair Paul Knepper.</p><p>Judges Robert Lawrence-Berrey, Kevin Korsmo, and Rebecca Pennell will preside over proceedings with compainants from Kittitas, Yakima, Benton, Chelan, and Okanogan counties.&nbsp;Kittitas County is also listed as one of the respondents--in the case of Randall Hoffman v. Kittitas County, et al.</p><p>According to a summary drawn from briefs, the case involves Hoffman’s submissions for public records from the Kittitas County Sheriff’s Office. Hoffman was awarded $15,498 and his reasonable attorney fees from the county after the court found the Sheriff’s Office improperly redacted and withheld 126 records for 246 days. Hoffman is appealing the court on a number of issues he claims mitigated a decrease in the County’s penalty.</p><p>Below is the schedule for the full docket:</p><p><strong>9:30 a.m.</strong><br>Case No.: 350436 | State of Washington v. Eduardo Perez<br>County:&nbsp; Yakima</p><p>Case No.:&nbsp; 352919 | Nancy Fechner, et al v. Scott Volyn, dba Volyn Law Firm, et al<br>County:&nbsp; Chelan</p><p>Case No.:&nbsp; 347087 | State of Washington v. Vincente Guizar Figueroa<img alt="Court of Appeals Districts" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/images/courts%20of%20appeals_divisions.png" style="width: 250px; height: 174px; margin: 3px; float: right;"><br>County:&nbsp; Benton</p><p><strong>11:30 a.m.</strong><br>Case No.:&nbsp; 348067 | State of Washington v. Philip Nolan Lester<br>County:&nbsp; Okanogan</p><p>Case No.:&nbsp; 350916 | Randall Hoffman v. Kittitas County, et al<br>County:&nbsp; Kittitas</p><p>Media contact: Dawn Alford, CWU Department of Public Affairs, 509-963-1484, Dawn.Alford@cwu.edu.</p></br></br></br></br></br></br></br>UPCOMING EVENTS 2018http://www.cwu.edu/law/node/2556Wed, 27 Sep 2017 11:30:39<p style="text-align: center;">For a better image, click <strong><a href="https://www.facebook.com/CWULawAndJustice/">here</a></strong></p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/CWU%20Career%20Services.jpg" style="width: 457px; height: 600px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><hr><blockquote><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><img alt="" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/Women%20in%20Law%20Enforcement%20Career%20Fair.jpg" style="width: 570px; height: 600px;"><hr><img alt="" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/Court%20of%20Appeals%20Spring%202018.jpg" style="width: 467px; height: 600px;"><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p></blockquote></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></hr></p style="text-align: center;"></hr></p style="text-align: center;">LSAT Prep Coursehttp://www.cwu.edu/law/node/2554Tue, 02 May 2017 08:28:58<h3 style="text-align: center;">For a better image, click <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CWULawAndJustice/">here</a></h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</h3><h3 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/LSAT%20Prep%20Course.jpg" style="width: 423px; height: 600px;"></h3></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;"></h3 style="text-align: center;">Spring and Summer 2018 scheduleshttp://www.cwu.edu/law/node/2553Thu, 16 Mar 2017 08:58:37<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/Spring%202018%20Courses.jpg" style="width: 625px; height: 600px;"></p><p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/Summer%202018.jpg" style="width: 558px; height: 444px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU)http://www.cwu.edu/law/node/2552Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:44:03<h3 style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/National%20Science%20Foundation.jpg" style="width: 510px; height: 600px;"><br>Click <a href="https://crime-analytics.uncc.edu/">here</a> for more information</h3><h3 style="text-align: center;">Click <a href="https://www.facebook.com/CWULawAndJustice/">here</a> for a clearer image</h3><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p></h3 style="text-align: center;"></br></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">Central Washington University hires new officer, LAJ graduate http://www.cwu.edu/law/node/2551Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:38:35<h3 style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</h3><p style="text-align: center;">Central Washington University’s Police and Parking Services welcomes a new police officer to its team. Roberto Beleche&nbsp;Beleche received his two bachelor’s degrees in law and justice and political science from CWU in 2014:</p><p style="text-align: center;"><a href="http://www.cwu.edu/central-washington-university-hires-new-officer">http://www.cwu.edu/central-washington-university-hires-new-officer</a></p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p><p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p></h3 style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;"></p style="text-align: center;">CWU LAJ at the Western Society of Criminology conferencehttp://www.cwu.edu/law/node/2550Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:38:03<p>Dr. Lisa Monchalin, student Autumn Adams ,and Dr. Charles Reasons present their paper, "Indigenous Mass Incarceration and Racial Injustice: The Colonial Problem in Canada and the United States" to the Annual Meeting of the Western Society of Criminology, Las Vegas, February 11, 2017.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/images/received_10158302473615602.jpeg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p><img alt="" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/images/received_10158302474135602.jpeg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;"></p>Law and Justice Celebrates its Twentieth Anniversaryhttp://www.cwu.edu/law/node/2549Thu, 08 Dec 2016 09:58:48<p>This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Department of Law and Justice, and in celebration of that, we've just added <a href="http://www.cwu.edu/law/law-and-justice-celebrates-its-twentieth-anniversary">a history of the LAJ department</a> to our site.</p><p>We're sure there are more stories to tell than we have there, though, and we'd love to hear from you! Have you been a part of&nbsp;CWU's Law and Justice history? Please email us at laj@cwu.edu and share your memories!</p>LAJ Selfie!http://www.cwu.edu/law/node/2547Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:13:18<p>Some of the Ellensburg LAJ crew gathered yesterday evening to thank James Huckabay for his work as interim department chair and to welcome our new chair, Paul Knepper.</p><p>Left to right: Charles Reasons, Roger Schaefer, Paul Knepper, Teresa Divine, James Huckabay, Shaffer Claridge, and Michael Hanscom.</p><p><img alt="LAJ Selfie" src="/law/sites/cts.cwu.edu.law/files/images/14117782_1284149021629139_6969796055182068484_n.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 300px;"></p>Presenting the Kozar Collectionhttp://www.cwu.edu/law/node/2546Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:41:20<p>Former LAJ student John Kozar has very kindly donated his collection of law enforcement organization badges, covering much of the United States, to the CWU Department of Law and Justice.</p><p>Photos of the collection are now available <a href="https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1229831883727520.1073741830.201424256568293&amp;type=1&amp;l=a31a035475">on our Facebook page</a>!</p>