Criminal Motions 101 - Washington State General Criminal Procedure and Motions Practice for Interpreters (online live via Zoom) 2 CEUs by AOC, OJD, CIMCE $45/Members

  • 02/17/2024
  • 09:00 - 11:00
  • Online via ZOOM
  • 7


The NOTIS Legal Division invites you to join 

Criminal Motions 101 - Washington State General Criminal Procedure and Motions Practice for Interpreters

Presented by Gabriel I. Banfi, Attorney at Law

What is this about? 
Please join us to review general criminal procedure for the Superior Courts and for the Courts of Limited Jurisdiction in the State of Washington. Discussion will emphasize the scope, purpose, and construction of Arraignments, Pre-Trial Conferences, Omnibus Hearings, Motions Hearings, Bench and Jury Trials, and Sentencings. The topics will focus on basic understanding for Interpreters and how they may improve their role as an important part of the judicial process.

In addition, this webinar will discuss the general background of Motions practice in the Criminal Justice system and how pre-trial Motions do affect how a case is presented to the Court and a Jury. Emphasis will be placed on typical Motions raised during a Criminal Trial such as the 3.5 Motion to Suppress Statements made by a defendant and 3.6 Motion to Suppress physical evidence raised in a criminal proceeding.

Handouts: A syllabus and two sample trial documents.

When? February 17th, 2024, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. PST Check-in at 8:55 a.m. 

Three days in advance, and again the day before the event, you will receive reminder emails with log-on instructions. Email or Text/Call 425-247-0684 (voice message only) if you don't receive a reminder. Skype Name: live:notisnet

Cost?  $45 for NOTIS members, $75 for nonmembers (Click to Join NOTIS) Space is limited to the first fifty registrants. 

Before you register, make sure that your online setup meets the equipment and connectivity requirements. Please read these Requirements before proceeding with your registration.

CE Credits? Credit status will be updated upon approval.

   Credits Requested  Approval Status 
 WA State AOC (Administrative of courts)  2 performance  Approved
 OJD (Oregon Judicial Department)  2 general  Approved 
 CIMCE (Continuing Education Activity for Court Interpreter Minimum Continuing Education Credit)  2 hours  Approved (CIMCE#: L7263)

Who is teaching? Gabriel I. Banfi has over 28 years of experience as an attorney helping many people from all walks of life. He has helped defendants in high profile nationally known cases as well as low-level local misdemeanors and everything in between. Gabriel sees the person behind the charges as an individual with rights and approaches their situation with the compassion and dignity that they deserve. Fluent in both written and spoken Spanish.

Notable Cases 

  • State v. Mary K. Letourneau, King County Superior Court, 1997
  • State v. Alvin Willis, King County Superior Court, Second Strike Sex Case, 2000
  • In re Inquest of Nelson Martinez Mendez, Bellevue Police Shooting, August 2001
  • Mohammed Sakhi V. Janet Reno, 9' Circuit Court of Appeals, Asylum and Withholding of Deportation (Argued before 9h' Circuit Court of Appeals)
  • State v Victor Torres Zuniga, Snohomish County Superior Court, Murder in the First Degree- 2023-2024

Certificates of Attendance will be awarded to all who arrive on time and stay for the entire workshop. Please allow yourself enough time to log on and sign in before the webshop begins. While latecomers are welcome to stay for the educational value of the webshop, we will not provide CE credit if you arrive late, for any reason.

No refunds can be given after February 12th. A $10 processing fee will apply for refunds requested before the date. Contact NOTIS for cancellation. Transfer of credits to another workshop is not allowed. No refunds will be given for reasons unrelated to this content, such as unstable internet connection, issues with the third party applications, not receiving reminders, or problems with system requirements.

Be sure to read System Requirements for Zoom.

This workshop will be recorded.

Questions about registration? Email NOTIS

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