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July IPS Virtual Happy Hour!

Bring your beverage/snack of choice and join the International Practice Section for a Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday July 23, 2020 at 5:00 p.m.  Think of things that you haven’t yet done in quarantine, or things that you have done for the first time in quarantine and share those with the group!  This is a…

Webinar CLE = “Canadian Patent Law Update”

2019 marked the implementation of the most significant changes to Canadian patent law in recent decades.  Please join us for a presentation by Alaka Chatterjee, principal at VanTek IP of Vancouver, BC, for an overview of the substantive and procedural Canadian patent law changes that took place last year.  The presentation will also touch on…

Webinar CLE = “Immigration Practice: A Central Washington Perspective”

Please join us for a presentation by Stephen Robbins of Robbins Law, PLLC regarding immigration law issues encountered in his Yakima-based practice.  Stephen will provide a broad overview of family immigration issues, removal defense, and his work with undocumented population.  The presentation will also include a discussion of the shifting immigration landscape over the last…

The Huneke Fellowship (2020-2021)

The Huneke Fellowship is an annual program administered by the Washington State Bar Association’s International Practice Section (IPS).  The Fellowship is designed to provide real-world experience, networking opportunities, and modest financial assistance for a law student interested in the international practice of law.  The Huneke Fellow will also have the opportunity to work directly with…

Webinar CLE = “Cryptocurrency and Geopolitics: An Introduction”

There are seismic shifts happening in the world of international finance with the fast development of cryptocurrencies around the world.  As states continue to test their respective “regulatory sandboxes,” it is clear that the “beggar thy neighbor” attitude (with increasing trade barriers) is playing itself out in the world of cryptocurrency as well.  After years…

CLE = “Human Trafficking and Aviation – Domestic and International Issues and RPC 1.16; and RPC 2.1”

This CLE has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Please join us as Rebecca Mares “Becky,” an aviation attorney at the Seattle office of Lane Powell PC, provides an overview of domestic and international issues related to human trafficking, particularly in aviation.  Additionally, Becky will discuss human trafficking, know-your-client (KYC), due diligence and its…

CLE = “Global Anti-Corruption Compliance: Managing Third-Party Risk”

This CLE has been cancelled.  We apologize for any inconvenience. Please join us as former federal prosecutor Jim Lord, Principal of Lord Compliance Consulting, discusses best practices associated with anti-corruption compliance.  In particular, Mr. Lord will be discussing how to manage risk posed to companies by their business partners and other third parties.  His presentation…

CLE = “Hot Topics in Green Cards and Admissibility Issues”

In today’s difficult immigration environment, it can seem harder than ever to secure a green card for a client.  Join us for a discussion of some of the hottest admissibility topics in Adjustment of Status filings, including current interpretations of receipt of public benefits, former communist party membership and criminal issues. Date/Time: Wednesday, January 29,…