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Specialized Training & Industry Recognition

SPECIALIZED TRAINING

NCDD Serious Science for Serious Lawyers Graduate Advanced Course Blood Alcohol Analysis, Fort Collins CO 2017

NCDD Defending DUI's Graduate Winter Session, CA 2016    

Incarceration and Alternatives Citizens for Judicial Excellence, 2015    

Cars, Kids and CPS  Citizens for Judicial Excellence    2015    

Investigations in a Digital Age   Washington Defender Association, 2015    

Training for service as pro tem judge – district/municipal court Washington State Bar Association 2014    

Marijuana Law  Washington State Bar Association, 2014    

Defending DUIs in WA  Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice 2014    

Death Penalty Seminar Graduate, Gerry Spence Trial Lawyer College 2013    

Defending the Marijuana DUI, WA Foundation for Criminal Justice 2013    

NCDD Mastering Scientific Evidence Graduate, LA 2013    

Defending DUIs in WA Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice  2013    

NCDD, Defending DUI's Winter Session Graduate , AZ  2013    

Certificate of Completion – NHTSA Field Sobriety Testing, La Pier & Associates 2012    

Defending DUIs in WA Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice 2012    

Defending DUIs in WA Washington Foundation for Criminal Justice  2011    

National Moot Court Team, Appellate Advocacy Seattle University School of Law 2008    

Certificate of Completion  40 hour mediation training King County Inter-local Conflict Resolution 2008    

Merit Scholarship Recipient, Seattle University School of Law   2008    

Merit Scholarship Recipient, Seattle University School of Law   2007    

A.B.A. Negotiation Competition – First Place, Seattle University School of Law 2006    

Merit Scholarship Recipient, Seattle University School of Law   2006    

A.B.A. Client Counseling Competition – First Place, Seattle University School of Law

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS AND RECOGNITION 

Rising Star Super Lawyers   2017    

Rising Star Super Lawyers   2016    

Pleading and Proving Search and Seizure Motions, WACDL Hitting a Home Run through Search and Seizure  2016    

In Their Own Words: Using Tox and Tech Transcripts to Tailor Trial Testimony, Defending DUIs in Washington, Washington State Foundation for Justice (2016)

Collateral Consequences of Convictions  Criminal Convictions and Canada, WACDL & Citizens for Judicial Excellence 2016   

Business Ethics and Professionalism, WSBAA CE: Beyond the Premium     2016    

LEGISLATIVE TESTIMONY

Testimony Opposing House Bill 1432 Scoring an offense a class C felony equivalent if the offense was a felony under the relevant out-of-state statute when there is no clearly comparable offense under Washington law. Washington State Legislature House of Representatives – Public Safety Committee Hearing        2015    

Testimony Supporting House Bill 2486 Addressing the implementation of inmate postsecondary education degree programs to reduce recidivism, WA House of Representatives Higher Education committee, 2014       

PUBLICATIONS

S.Pewitt, Sleep Driving in Snohomish County, Washington Criminal Defense, Vol. 26 No. 4, (2012)

S. Pewitt, To See of Not to See: Law Enforcement Use of Body Worn Cameras, NW Lawyer, (2017)

Amendment IV

The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Amendment VI

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the assistance of counsel for his defense.