IPS 2017 Spring Happy Hour

Hello IPS Members!!  Please join us for another happy hour!  The IPS Executive Committee will be at happy hour enjoying cocktails and snacks at Boka (address below) on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  This will be a no-host happy hour.  It’s a great chance for our members to get together…

WSBA International Practice Section’s Annual Spring Kick-Off Event

Please join us for the WSBA International Practice Section’s annual Spring Kick-Off Event on January 26th, 2017. Mike Hintze, partner at Hintze Law PLLC and former Chief Privacy Counsel at Microsoft, will present a CLE discussing recent European privacy law developments, including the newly-adopted Privacy Shield framework and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and…

CLE = “The Proposed Immigrant Significant Public Benefit Entrepreneur Parole Rule: Who Can Benefit?”

On August 31, 2016, the US Department of Homeland Security published a proposed regulation for public comment to permit “parole” status for certain immigrant entrepreneurs involved with start up ventures who can demonstrate financial backing or government grants, and who can demonstrate that they will “provide a significant public benefit through the substantial and demonstrated…

IPS Membership Renewal and Members’ Information on the Global Gavel

It’s time to renew your International Practice Section membership!  Click HERE for quick renewal.  Learn more about IPS membership benefits on the Global Gavel.  Thank you to those who already renewed their IPS membership for 2016-2017. The Membership List page of the Global Gavel lists the information of IPS members who elected to list their…

Event Report – WSBA International Practice Section September 23 Event: Annual General Meeting, CLE, Reception & LLM/JD Students Mentoring Program

The WSBA International Practice Section’s annual meeting event took place on September 23, 2016 at the University of Washington School of Law.  Tom Kelly of K&L Gates started off the event by presenting a CLE, providing great insights on “Ethics Issues in Representing Foreign Clients.”  After the warm welcome speech by Prof. Dana Raigrodski at…

Invitation to Join the IPS Mentorship Program

On behalf of the International Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association, we would like to invite you to join our mentorship program. Who should be mentors? Lawyers with an international practice Who should be mentees? LLM and JD students who have interest in international practice Cost: Free! How to sign up to be…

IPS 2016 Summer Happy Hour Update

As promised, we are sending out the location of the IPS happy hour!  It will be on the rooftop of the Hard Rock Cafe (116 Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101)!  Enter and go up the stairs to the roof.  Our IPS Executive Committee will be there from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, August 25th….

CLE = “Do the Panama Papers Affect You? Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Advising Clients on International Transactions”

Join the WSBA International Practice Section’s mini-CLE and post-seminar social!   What are your ethical obligations, and your obligations under the Rules of Professional Conduct, when advising clients operating internationally?  This afternoon CLE (replacing this month’s IPS brown-bag CLE) will look at attorney obligations for their client actions; potential liability arising from the scope of advice…