Event Report: IPS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and Social Hour

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On September 29, 2021, the annual meeting of the WSBA International Practice Section (IPS) took place via Zoom.  Washington Supreme Court Justice Mary Yu spoke on the topic of “How the Pandemic and the Call for Racial Justice Has Impacted the Practice of Law in the State of Washington” and shared her comments through a lively Q&A session.  Then Rachel Platin, IPS 2020-2021 Huneke Fellow, discussed her experience in law school during the pandemic.  

Following the speeches, Carly Chan, Outgoing Chair, reported on the IPS’s activities during 2020-2021, including IPS mini-CLEs and the annual spring event.  Then Elly Baxter, new Chair, discussed her commitment to focus on strengthening section networking through online activities during the ongoing pandemic.  During the social hour, section members shared their thoughts on possible topics for our monthly CLEs.  

Please visit the “Past Events” page of the Global Gavel for screenshots of the annual meeting.

The following is the list of the IPS Executive Committee members for 2021-2022.  The list is also available at the “Executive Committee” page of the Global Gavel

Chair: Eriko “Elly” Baxter

Chair-elect: Monica Sham

Secretary/Treasurer: Michael Harris

Immediate Past Chair: Carly Chan

Communications: Sara Xia

Executive Committee At-Large Members
Francisco Gomez Olmedo (2019 – 2022)

Fred Rocafort (2019 – 2022) 

Ivana Guida (2019 – 2022)

Robert Richardson (2019 – 2022)

Elena Dzhalazova (2020 – 2023)

Prof. Dana Raigrodski (2020 – 2023)

Joelle Hong (2020 – 2023)

Larry Ward (2020 – 2023)

Brittany Fayette (2021 – 2024)

Dave Freeburg (2021 – 2024)

Qingqing Miao (2021 – 2024)