WSAMA 2017 Spring Conference

Blaine, Washington
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
WSAMA 2017 Spring Conference
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - Friday, April 28, 2017

Semiahmoo Resort
9565 Semiahmoo Parkway
Blaine, Washington 98230
United States

Map and Directions

WCIA Preconference Training Opportunity

Liability Concerns and the Current Environment with Law Enforcement
Wednesday, April 26 @ 10:00am to 12:15pm (Lunch served following training)
See flyer for more information and how to register with WCIA.

Wednesday, April 26
New Municipal Attorney Training Seminar - Agenda
Welcome Reception

Thursday, April 27
Morning Joint Session
  • Ten Things the Ethical Lawyer Can Learn from the OJ Trial
  • Criminal Law Update
  • Legal Implications of Local Law Enforcement Involvement in Immigration Matters
  • Law Enforcement and the Homeless
Afternoon Civil Session
  • PRA Update on Penalties and Work-Product
  • Top Ten Termination Tips for Union Represented Employees
  • Due Process in Washington State: Are You Kidding Me?
  • Condemnation of Blight Creating Properties
  • Model Toxics Control Act
Afternoon Criminal Session
  • Lakewood Police Pilot Phlebotomy Program
  • DUI “Wetlab” Standard Field Sobriety Testing (SFTS) and the BAC 
Request for volunteers interested in an afternoon of drinking. All for science, and the law!

The criminal law section of WSAMA is offering first-hand instruction on the Field Tests used by law enforcement in DUI investigations.To properly test impaired subjects we seek volunteers willing to drink alcohol under the supervision of the Washington State Patrol, and allow officers to test for impairment using standardized DUI field tests. The DUI testing would be viewed by WSAMA attendees. All volunteers would report by Noon on Thursday, April 27 and testing would occur beginning about 3:00 PM. Testing would conclude by 5:00 PM and volunteers would agree to be released when it is safe to do so.

For more details, and to sign up—please contact Moses Garcia at

Friday, April 28
Civil Session
  • Sharing the Road with Uber and Lyft
  • Affordable Housing: A City Toolkit
  • Legislative Update
  • Small Cell Technology, Build Out and the Current State of the Law
  • Vesting: Snohomish County et al v. Pollution Control Hearings Board et al
Criminal Session
  • Potential Impeachment Evidence – The Prosecutor's Pitfall
  • Extreme Risk Protection Orders (ERPO) – I-1491
  • Legislative Update, Trial Court Issues, Traffic Laws
  • Criminal Law Update, Advanced Version
  • Firearms: HB 1840
Golf at Loomis Trails Course - Flyer and Registration Form

Full Conference Agenda

Registration Fees
  • Member: $200
  • Honorary Life Member: $200
  • Non-Member: $250
  • Student/Intern: $50

Important Information
On-line Registration Deadline: 12:00 pm on Monday, April 24

Deadline for Registrant List: Register and approve release of your information by 12:00 pm on Friday, April 21 to guarantee your name and company information on the attendee list.

Cancellations: Full refunds for cancellations will be made until Friday, April 14. After April 14, a refund will be made minus a $50 administration fee. Refunds will be processed within 30 days after the conference. Please email cancellations to

Registration includes educational sessions, meals and networking.

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Make check payable to WSAMA.

    2601 Fourth Avenue, Suite 800
    Seattle, WA 98121

    Federal TIN 91-1347635