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…

IPS 2016 Summer Happy Hour

Join us for a no-host happy hour to enjoy beautiful Seattle Summer!  The IPS Executive Committee will be at happy hour at a downtown Seattle location on Thursday, August 25, 2016 from 5:00 p.m. – 8-00 p.m.  This is a no-host happy hour and is meant to be an opportunity for any IPS member or friends/family of IPS members to…

CLE = “Open Source Software: Legal Issues and Cases in the U.S. and Abroad”

Legal issues in open source software have been much in debate among practitioners where legal consequences are unclear due to the scarcity of case law and the rapid progress of technology.  In the past decade, however, courts have tried more open source software cases than before, providing conclusions to some of the debates and underscoring…

Event Report – “Going Global: How to Expand Overseas Without Getting Lost in Translation”

The WSBA International Practice Section held another successful spring event, “Going Global: How to Expand Overseas Without Getting Lost in Translation,” on May 12, 2016 at Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience.  The well-thought comments from the four panelists experienced in the international legal field provided great insight on issues involving international…

Register Now to Attend a CLE and Reception – “Going Global: How to Expand Overseas Without Getting Lost in Translation”

Register Now to Attend a CLE and Reception “Going Global: How to Expand Overseas Without Getting Lost in Translation” ­ Thursday, May 12, 2016 THE INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE SECTION of the Washington State Bar Association cordially invites you to attend this popular spring event.  Space is limited and this event sold out last year! To register, please click…

CLE = “Transactions in International Cultural Heritage: Key Issues for Lawyers Advising Clients”

This CLE will focus on legal challenges surrounding the trade in international cultural objects by exploring competing claims among source countries, museums, and market players such as auction houses, collectors and dealers. With reference to current controversies like the recent raid on Christie’s to recover smuggled Indian artifacts, “red flag” issues that can trip up…