Covington, Washington (January 13, 2016) – Kim E. Hunter, well-known criminal defense attorney in Auburn and other areas in the Washington State co-chairs the 22nd Annual Criminal Justice Institute (CJI) for the fifth year. The CJI is a two-day seminar presented in partnership with the Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) for prosecutors, judges, defense counsel and other law enforcement professionals. The WSBA is a regulatory agency authorized by the Washington State Supreme Court to license the state’s 35,000 lawyers.
The event covers a wide variety of subjects including recent case updates, law enforcement procedures and even drug and rescue dog presentations. It even featured an ethics session with Hugh Birgenheier and Professor John Strait as well as a discussion on diversity and the law with Hon. Veronica Alicea-Galvan. Judge Jack F. Nevin also led a session that explores issues and updates in evidence. A presentation on how the Magna Carta has affected the law for the past 800 years concluded the event.
The 22nd CJI was held in the Washington State Criminal Justice Training Commission last October 2015 but Ms. Hunter still maintains continued involvement with the event. Being a co-chair of the CJI is an honor not granted to many which is why Ms. Hunter is grateful for the opportunity to be continually involved. Ms. Hunter said: “I have been the co-chair for five years and each year the topics get more detailed and interesting. The goal of the Criminal Law Section of the WA State Bar that puts on this seminar is to ensure that prosecutors, defense, law enforcement and Judges understand that each division is important and contributes to the system working efficiently and fairly.”
Ms. Hunter’s expertise as one of Washington State’s top two women attorneys in the field of DUI law and her experience as the chair of WSBA’s Criminal Law section are among the many reasons why she was selected to co-chair the CJI.
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About Law Offices of Kim E. Hunter, PLLC
The Law Offices of Kim E. Hunter caters to clients throughout the state of Washington, including areas like Auburn, Covington, Kent and Maple Valley. As a criminal defense lawyer, Ms. Hunter has a special interest in cases that deal with domestic violence and DUI. She is a member of the Washington State Bar Association as well as the King County Bar Association.