We encourage you to join the WSBA International Practice Section. The cost of membership is small compared to the benefits you will receive, which include articles and updates on developments in international law on our informative blog; networking with other individuals practicing in various fields of international law; presentations by speakers with excellent, timely information; and receptions for lawyers and law students. These benefits are outlined in more detail immediately below.
The International Practice Section has continued to grow in numbers and events and currently we have three annual events that are open to all section members.
- New Year Kick-Off Party. We host a party in mid-January to allow section members to reconnect after the busy holiday season, renew their section memberships, and get the new year off to a fun start.
- Spring Event. We host an event in April or May with a CLE program, which consists of multiple speakers who have extensive international legal expertise. The reception follows at which IPS members mingle, network, and reconnect.
- Annual Meeting, JD/LLM Reception and Mentoring Program. The annual meeting is open to all section members and is traditionally held in late September. At this meeting, the new board members are elected and annual business is conducted. The reception also serves as the kick-off for our Mentorship Program, which pairs JD and LLM students, many of whom are foreign lawyers, with local attorneys.
Over the years, the Section has put on many excellent full and half day CLEs. Currently, the Section hosts monthly mid-CLEs. The speakers are excellent, the topics are lively, usually 1-1.5 CLE credits are approved and, best of all, they are free to Section members. Watch your e-mail for notification of upcoming CLEs and sign up early, because space is limited.
The Global Gavel Website Blog
Our big-picture goal for our website blog is to bring us together as a section and to provide a communication resource to help us build better practices and relationships. Don’t forget to bookmark our section news website and visit it frequently for the latest section updates.
Got a job posting/work study position for a law student? Want to hire a junior attorney for an entry-level associate position? Looking for a senior attorney with a book of business and partnership potential? Check out our membership directory on the website blog. (Note that the International Practice Section of the WSBA does not, in any manner whatsoever, make any representations or affirmations as to these individuals’ credentials, abilities, or legal right to accept employment in the United States.) If you aren’t listed on the directory and would like to be, please contact our Communications Chair, Eriko “Elly” Baxter, at Elly@BaxterLawIntl.com.