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The Luck of the Irish: An Introduction to Dual Citizenship Around the Globe

This CLE will provide an introduction to dual citizenship around the world, including the legal and practical impacts on dual citizens in the US and abroad.  In honor of St. Patrick’s day, the CLE will also discuss many countries—including Ireland (but also Italy, Poland, Israel and many others)—that allow the descendants of immigrants to the US to…

IPS 2022 Mentorship Program

The International Practice Section of the WSBA is proud to begin its annual mentorship program with the start of the new year! We invite all student and attorney members to take part in this opportunity.  Through the IPS Mentorship Program, we offer a great opportunity to network with foreign lawyers and JD, LLM and PhD…

CLE = “Imports 101: What Every Lawyer Should Know (Webinar)”

This course will provide an overview of the compliance and enforcement dimensions of US import transactions. Attendees will, through this presentation, gain a basic understanding of: The identity of and interrelationship between the principal sub-areas that together make up “international trade” The identification and function of the main actors that enter into US import transactions…

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? – Tips to Resolving Disputes Cross Border

This ninety-minute program will share tips to resolving disputes cross-border, whether as an advocate or mediator, including both practical guidance and a fulsome discussion of applicable Rules of Professional Conduct, including: ·         Competence (RPC 1.1) ·         Confidentiality (RPC 1.6) and Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product: Limitations on Waiver (ER 502) ·         Conflicts of Interest (RPC 1.7-1.9) ·         Lawyers Serving…

Marching in Place: How Positive Changes in U.S. Immigration Policy Under a New President Have Been Offset by Pandemic-driven Problems and Precautions

This CLE provides a review of changes in business immigration policy and adjudicatory practices under the Biden administration. It also examines implications for lawful permanent residents (green card holders) who travel abroad, who have been stuck abroad, or who decide to live and work abroad. The lecture covers tactical considerations for foreign nationals and their…

Event Report: IPS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and Social Hour

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…

International Tax Reform Continued (Webinar)

This CLE will examine proposals and policies under consideration for current cross-border tax reform and the context in which they arise. In 2017, the Tax Cut and Jobs Act radically changed the landscape for companies conducting business abroad. Against this backdrop, we will look at more recent reforms proposed by the Biden Administration as well…

IPS 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting and Social Hour

Please join us for the Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) of the WSBA International Practice Section (“IPS”) on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at 4:00 pm via online. Attendance details are provided below. Minutes from the 2020 AGM are available from this link.   Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 857 8385 3378 Passcode: 389134 Dial by your location: +1 253 215…