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 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.

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)