CLE = “One Year In: The Trump Administration’s Impact on Key International Business Regulatory Areas”

During its first year, the Trump Administration has made critical regulatory and policy changes impacting key international business regulatory areas including international trade (customs laws, import laws), immigration, and national security (export controls, economic sanctions, foreign direct investment).  Join our panel of experts as they describe what has changed officially in the last year in…

Venue Update! IPS 2018 Winter Happy Hour

Join us for a no-host happy hour to start off 2018!  The IPS Executive Committee will be at happy hour at Palomino (Address: 1420 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 – located inside City Centre, go up the escalators to the top floor) (MAP) on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. We will be in…

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 2018. Beginning January 1, 2018, the section membership year will align with the calendar year. For current IPS members, there should be no interruption in…

CLE = “Chinese Employment Law Landscape: What You Need to Know”

China’s employment laws are complicated and highly local.  Foreign companies doing business in China face complex China labor and employment issues and questions every day – often without even realizing it.  What works in the United States has very little in common with what works in China.  Employment compliance has become one of the most…

Save the Date! IPS 2018 Winter Happy Hour

Join us for a no-host happy hour to start off 2018!  The IPS Executive Committee will be at happy hour at a downtown Seattle location (TBD) on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 5:30 p.m.  This is a no-host happy hour and is a great opportunity for any IPS member or friends/family of IPS members to come network.  Our…

Help the Next Generation of International Lawyers: Become a Mentor

The International Practice Section cordially invites you to join our ongoing mentorship program.  Mentorship requirements are minimal and flexible and can be satisfied by meeting with your mentee (a foreign trained attorney or law student) for coffee. Am I really qualified to be a mentor? If you’re a lawyer with an international aspect to your…

New WSBA International Practice Section Bylaws

The WSBA International Practice Section’s bylaws, as approved by the WSBA Board of Governors on July 27, 2017, are now available for viewing from the IPS’s Section Administration page of the WSBA’s website (click “Bylaws”) and the “Bylaws” page of the Global Gavel.

Event Report: WSBA-IPS Annual General Meeting and Mentorship Program

The WSBA-IPS Annual General Meeting (AGM) took place on September 22, 2017 at the University of Washington School of Law.  Outgoing Chair Bernard Shen reported the IPS’s activities for the 2016-2017 year, including its three major events (2017 Kickoff, Spring Event, and the AGM), seven CLEs, and two happy hours, and passed the leadership to…

WSBA-IPS Annual General Meeting and Mentorship Program

Please join the International Practice Section (IPS) of the Washington State Bar Association at its Annual General Meeting (AGM), which will include the election of officers and Executive Committee members for 2017-18.  We are also coordinating the IPS mentorship program as detailed below. This event is a great opportunity to meet your mentor or mentee….

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…