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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.


In-person events may be changed to online due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The International Practice Section has continued to grow in numbers and events and currently we have two annual events that are open to all section members.

  • 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.

IPS Listserv

Our listserv is a great way to receive important dates and information on upcoming events and CLEs!  It is also a wonderful resource to ask questions, discuss ideas and seek assistance from colleagues.  Please join us today from HERE to receive our news and great information!