Immigration Law

Recent Posts

Mixed Reaction to New Wa. Evidence Rule re Immigration Status in Civil, Criminal Trials
Posted on 15 Nov 2017 by Daniel M. Kowalski

Evan Bush, Seattle Times, Nov. 15, 2017 - "Last Wednesday, the state Supreme Court ... approved a rule that makes evidence about a person’s immigration status “generally inadmissible” in civil and criminal courts statewide unless... Read More

Wa. Ethics Rule Bars Mention of Immigration Status for Coercive Purpose in Civil Cases
Posted on 19 Jul 2013 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"Mentioning an individual's immigration status in court might not seem all that intimidating to a U.S. citizen. But it can deter someone who is undocumented from pursuing a civil claim, or improperly influence a jury, the Washington Supreme Court... Read More

The Unethical Use of Immigration Status in Civil Matters
Posted on 25 Mar 2014 by Daniel M. Kowalski

"[T]he Washington Supreme Court unanimously adopted a formal Comment to RPC 4.4(a) to provide guidance on the use of immigration status in civil matters. The comment became effective on Sept. 1, 2013. The comment notes that “[i]ssues involving... Read More