Save the Dates! Upcoming CLEs

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SAVE THE DATES!

The following mini-CLEs are scheduled as described below.  An online registration page for each mini-CLE will be coming soon.  Stay tuned for further information.

For the CLE in December, section members are encouraged to submit their own issues or questions in advance of the program, and should send them to Jonathan Lloyd at jonathanlloyd@dwt.com (see details below):

OCTOBER 23, 2014: INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW – AFFIDAVITS OF SUPPORT AS ENFORCEABLE CONTRACTS

NOVEMBER 11, 2014: PROTECTING YOUR TRADE SECRETS / IP FROM CHINA

DECEMBER 16, 2014: ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL DUAL-JURISDICTIONAL PRACTICE

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OCTOBER 23, 2014: INTERNATIONAL FAMILY LAW – AFFIDAVITS OF SUPPORT AS ENFORCEABLE CONTRACTS

Join Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele as she discusses a specific intersection of international law, immigration law, and family law – in particular affidavits of support as enforceable contracts separate from spousal maintenance. This situation arises from a published opinion in a Division II case, In re Marriage of Khan and Khan, Case No. 44814-9-II, 2014 WL 3859305 (Wa. Ct. App. Aug., 5, 2014).

Date/Time:
Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Registration starts at 11:45 A.M.

Location:
Wong Fleming
2340 130th Avenue NE, Suite D-150
Bellevue, WA 98005

Speaker:
Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele, Wong Fleming

Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele is the Partner-in-Charge of the Bellevue, Washington office of Wong Fleming.  Ms. Dehkhoda-Steele is Co-Chair of the Commercial Litigation practice group.  She is an avid litigator and has extensive experience in various areas of the law, including insurance defense, premises liability, and real estate.  Ms. Dehkhoda-Steele has a growing litigation practice with a focus on employer representation, which includes providing training to employees.  She is also a frequent speaker at seminars on pertinent issues relating to employment law and family law.

Credits:
CLE General Credits for Washington Attorneys
Total: 1.5
General: 1.5

Fee:
Free for IPS members
$25 for non-IPS members
$15 for law students
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NOVEMBER 11, 2014: PROTECTING YOUR TRADE SECRETS / IP FROM CHINA

Dan Harris will be discussing how to protect trade secrets/IP from China. Among other things, he will talk about the following:

• The three keys to protecting trade secrets/IP from China;
• How to avoid doing business with those most likely to steal trade secrets/IP;
• How to write a contract that will be enforced in China;
• Where to have trade secrets/IP cases resolved; why U.S. courts are usually the last choice;
• How to use employment contracts and NDAs to protect trade secrets/IP;
• The basics on China licensing agreements; and
• The basics on China IP registrations

Date/Time:
Tuesday, November 11, 2014, 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Registration starts at 11:45 A.M.

Location:
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101

Speaker:
Dan Harris, Harris Moure

Dan Harris is a founding member of Harris Moure, an international law firm with lawyers in Seattle, Chicago, Beijing, and Qingdao. He is the co-editor of the China Law Blog and a columnist on China for Above the Law and Forbes Online. Dan has a B.A. from Grinnell College and a J.D., magna cum laude, from Indiana University School of Law. Dan primarily represents American companies doing business in China and Vietnam.

Credits:
CLE General Credits for Washington Attorneys
Total: 1.5
General: 1.5

Fee:
Free for IPS members
$25 for non-IPS members
$15 for law students
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DECEMBER 16, 2014: ETHICS IN INTERNATIONAL DUAL-JURISDICTIONAL PRACTICE

Join Professor John Strait as he discusses various ethical issues attorneys may encounter in the course of practicing law internationally.  Professor Strait will be addressing ethical issues in a various contexts, including cross-border transactions and international arbitration and litigation.  Section members are encouraged to submit their own issues or questions in advance of the program, and should send them to Jonathan Lloyd at jonathanlloyd@dwt.com.

Date/Time:
Tuesday, December 16, 2014, 12:00 P.M. – 1:30 P.M.
Registration starts at 11:45 A.M.

Location:
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
1201 Third Avenue, Suite 2200
Seattle, WA 98101

Speaker:
Professor John Strait, Seattle University School of Law

John A. Strait, Associate Professor of Law at Seattle University School of Law, is a graduate of Yale Law School.  Professor Strait has served on the Washington Supreme Court’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee, the King County Bar Association Campaign Ethics Committee, the WSBA Rules of Professional Conduct Committee, and the board of the Washington Chapter of the American Judicature Society.  He serves on the board of the WSBA Criminal Law Section, and has served as a governor’s appointee to the Statute Law Commission.  He serves as Adjunct Investigative Counsel to the Washington State Bar Association Office of Legal Discipline.  The clinical component of his course in professional responsibility investigated complaints against lawyers for probable cause for the Washington State Bar Association from 1991-2005.  The law school received the E. Smythe Gambrell Professionalism Award from the American Bar Association for the clinical component.  Professor Strait served as a member and Chair of the Seattle Port Authority Ethics Advisory Commission from its inception until 2009.  Professor Strait joined the faculty in 1974.

Credits:
CLE General Credits for Washington Attorneys
Total: 1.5
Ethics: 1.5

Fee:
Free for IPS members
$25 for non-IPS members
$15 for law students
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Questions:
Section Representative contact information for this CLE:
Name: Jonathan Lloyd
Firm: Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
Telephone #: (206) 757-8088
Email: jonathanlloyd@dwt.com