As an esteemed Federal Way DUI attorney, Kim E. Hunter understands the importance of lawyers regularly updating themselves on the latest developments in the law. This is especially true for the field of criminal law, where the lives and futures of clients hang precariously on trial outcomes. Knowledge of new procedures and changes to laws can spell the difference between a successful defense that affirms a client’s innocence and sending him on a journey through the criminal justice system that will tarnish their reputation for a lifetime.
It is for this reason that the Washington State Bar Association Criminal Law Section annually hosts the Criminal Justice Institute (CJI), a continuing legal education (CLE) program for prosecutors and defense attorneys. As the elected chair of the 2013-2014 Executive Committee for the Criminal Law Section, Ms. Hunter plays a key role in planning, organizing, and conducting the CJI—a function she is especially proud of.
Barring 2011, Ms. Hunter has served as the co-chairperson of the CJI since 2010. Each year, she has strived to produce programs that are relevant to the challenges of today’s criminal justice attorneys, and that equip them with the latest insight crucial to their success on and off the courtroom floor. With her leadership, previous CJIs have each been resounding successes, even drawing the attendance of judges and law enforcement officers as well.
This year, Ms. Hunter aims to mirror the success of past CJIs with a set of topics for the upcoming CLE that all involved in the practice of criminal law will find enlightening. Topics such as search and rescue, the introduction of the new Draeger breath testing machine, and animal law and how it relates to criminal law will be discussed. Additionally, renowned crime thriller author Robert Dugoni will be on hand to speak about the ins and outs of investigating for a crime novel.
All in all, the upcoming CJI promises to be a success and Ms. Hunter is excited to invite her peers in the criminal justice field to participate. Additionally, we look forward to the benefits that Ms. Hunter’s association with the event may also provide, particularly in terms of the new knowledge we will gain from the lectures delivered by the highly skilled presenters. Her direct involvement with the CJI promises to strengthen her abilities as a DUI defense lawyer in Federal Way and improve the services we provide our clients here at the Law Offices of Kim E. Hunter.
Parties who are interested in finding out more about this year’s CJI are urged to contact Ms. Hunter through the contact channels provided on our website.