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IPS 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting, Social Hour and Mentorship Program

Please join us for the International Practice Section Annual General Meeting (“AGM”) on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  Due to the ongoing pandemic, this AGM will be held entirely online.  Attendance details and minutes from the 2019 AGM for approval by the membership are provided via the IPS listserv.  A 20-minute presentation by…

Save the Date! IPS 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting

Please join the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the WSBA International Practice Section (IPS) on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 5:00 pm.  Further information will follow via the IPS listserv, the IPS LinkedIn, and the “Upcoming Events” page of the Global Gavel.

Event Report: July 2020 IPS Virtual Happy Hour

The WSBA International Practice Section (IPS) held a Virtual Happy Hour on July 23, 2020.  It was the IPS’s first online social event.  The participants introduced themselves and enjoyed a series of trivia questions relating to international matters, such as languages, cities, and national flags.  The participants enjoyed conversing and connecting with each other online,…

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…