Tuesday, January 19, 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.
Monday, January 18, 2016
Seattle Met Magazine names renowned Kent DUI attorney Kim Hunter one of Washington State's top women lawyers in an article in the December 2015 issue of their magazine. The Seattle Met Magazine is a trusted source of information both for longtime residents and newcomers, covering politics, dining, travel, arts, fashion, and more. This follows on the heels of her being named as a Super Lawyer earlier this year by SuperLawyers.com, a very prestigious rating service in the legal industry that selects attorneys from firms in over 70 practice areas throughout the United States and London. Kim Hunter was also named a Washington Rising Star in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012 by Super Lawyers. She was also awarded the Washington State Bar Association’s Pro Bono Award in 2004 and every year since. Ms. Hunter said: "It is so great to be recognized for the work I do every day for my clients. I always strive to do my best work for them in order to achieve the best possible outcome in their cases.