This note first examines the development of the standards currently applied in Washington for determining whether a defendant has been denied effective assistance of counsel and whether that denial was prejudicial. It then analyzes the Jury court's application of the standards, and concludes that the court's interpretation of the standards, while better reasoned than prior Washington case law, is not supported by Washington Supreme Court precedent. Finally, it is suggested that Jury's primary importance is the increased pressure it may place on the Washington Supreme Court to review and clarify this area of Washington law
JoAnne L. Tompkins,
Criminal Procedure—Washington's Standard for Determining Ineffectiveness of Counsel—State v. Jury, 19 Wn. App. 256, 576 P.2d 1302 (1978),
54 Wash. L. Rev.
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