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Criminal Defense; The Importance of Continuing Legal Education

When facing criminal charges, choosing the right attorney is one of the most important decisions you make. It can also be one of the most difficult. If you or someone you love has recently been charged for a crime, including driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, working with an experienced and proven lawyer should be your first priority.

At Blair & Kim, PLLC, Seattle Criminal Attorney Mark Blair is a former prosecutor and seasoned defense attorney who has handled more than 15,000 criminal cases. He also has a record of success defending clients charged with DUI and DUI-related crimes. Aside from his proven track record, Attorney Blair continually commits himself to remaining up to date with new laws and expanding his legal skills.

What is continuing legal education?

Just as in any profession, lawyers have the option to continue their education, attend seminars and training, and engage in activities that improve their skills and knowledge of a specific subject. In most states, bar associations will actually require lawyers to complete at least some continuing legal education (CLE) on a regular basis to ensure consumers receive adequate and competent representation from licensed attorneys. For Attorney Blair, continuing legal education has been a pillar of his professional career, and remains an important tool he uses to benefit our firm’s clients.

Just recently, Mark attended a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) course on topics relating to defending alcohol and drug DUIs. The seminar, conducted by The Washington Defense Association and King County Department of Public Defense, consisted of discussions with legal peers on tactics used by law enforcement agencies and arguments to challenge DUI evidence such as search warrants and blood samples. Mark has attended similar DUI educational seminars over the past several months, including courses on  field sobriety testing methods used by officers and Washington’s newest  breath test device.

Experience on Your Side

Attorney Blair dedicates his time and effort toward improving his skills because it ultimately improves his ability to effectively defend our clients. As criminal allegations can place our clients’ freedoms and futures at stake, he makes every effort to provide the best representation possible – and this includes additional training and educational courses.

If you have questions about your criminal charge or DUI case and how Attorney Mark Blair can be of assistance, call 206-457-2677 to request a consultation.