Calendar

Upcoming Events in 2016

  • June 23: Open Source Software: Legal Issues and Cases in the U.S. and Abroad. Approved for 1.5 Law & Legal Procedure credits for Washington attorneys.
  • July 25: Do the Panama Papers Affect You? Ethical Considerations for Lawyers Advising Clients on International Transactions. Pending approval of 1.5 Ethics credits for Washington Attorneys.
  • Sept. 23: WSBA International Practice Section Annual Meeting at the University of Washington School of Law.



Previous Events

This record of past events is maintained for the convenience of members who may wish to apply for CLE credit.

2016

  • Jan. 28: "EU Data Protections and Safe Harbor Issues." Approved for 1.5 Law & Legal Procedure credits for Washington attorneys.
  • April 27: "When an International Deal Goes Wrong — International Arbitration Issues that Should be on Your Radar Screen." Approved for 1.5 Law & Legal Procedure credits for Washington attorneys.
  • May 5: "Transactions in International Cultural Heritage: Key Issues for Lawyers Advising Clients." Approved for 1.5 Law & Legal Procedure Credits for Washington attorneys.
  • May 12: IPS Spring Event - "Going Global: How to Expand Overseas without Getting Lost in Translation." Approved for 2 CLE credits for Washington attorneys.

2015

  • Dec. 3: "International Patent Trends with a Focus on the EPO and Asia." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits for Washington attorneys.
  • Sept. 25: Annual meeting and reception for foreign lawyers and law students.
  • May 20: "International Issues in Cloud Computing." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits for Washington attorneys.
  • April 30: "New Spring for Foreign Investments in Washington State." Approved for 1.5 general and 0.5 ethics CLE credits for Washington attorneys.
  • March 19: "Advice for U.S. Companies Looking to Transact or Invest in Japan." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits for Washington attorneys.
  • Feb. 17: Core Issues in the Nagoya Protocol.
  • Jan. 22: International Practice Section 2015 Kickoff.

2014

  • Dec. 16: "Ethics in International Dual-Jurisdictional Practice." Approved for 1.5 Ethics credits.
  • Nov. 18: IPS Foreign Lawyers Reception.
  • July 10: IPS 2014 Annual Meeting and 30th Anniversary Celebration.
  • Feb. 25: "Emerging Copyright Practice: the Chinese Experience with Open Licensing." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits. 
  • Feb. 5: "European Union Law and its Relevance to the U.S. Legal Practitioner." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • Jan. 23: International Practice Section 2014 Kickoff at Hotel 1000 (Seattle).
  • Jan. 16: "Emerging Criminal Liability Issues Foreign Companies are Facing in China." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.

2013

  • Nov. 20: "Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • Nov. 5: 2013 Foreign Lawyers Reception
  • July 12: International Practice 2013 Annual Meeting and Election of Officers.
  • June 19: "Navigating the Canadian Arbitration System." Approved for1.5 general CLE credits.
  • May 31: "Domestication and Enforcement of Foreign Judgements in Korea." Approved for 1.5 general credits.
  • April 30: "Intellectual Property Reform in China: What Does This Mean for Your Clients?" Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • April 24: "The Hague Convention: An Update on the Laws of International Child Abuse." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • April 8:  Annual Law Student Reception.
  • March 20: "Ethical Considerations in the International Practice of Law." Approved for 1.5 CLE ethics credits.
  • Feb. 20: "Drafting Arbitration Clauses in International Contracts." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.

2012

  • Nov. 1: 2012 Foreign Lawyers Reception
  • Sept. 19: "An Introduction to U.S. Export Control Regulations." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • Aug. 16: "U.S./Canada Cross-Border Litigation: Key Considerations for U.S. Lawyers." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • June 21: "The Do's and Don'ts of Doing Business in Asia."  Approved for 6.0 general CLE credits.
  • June 13, 2012 (this program was cancelled): "Introduction to U.S. Export Control Regulations."  Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • April 11: "A Guide to the French Legal System." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • April 5: International Practice Law Student Reception.
  • Feb. 29: "An Introduction to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act." Approved for 1.5 CLE ethics credits.

2011

  • Nov. 17: 2011 Foreign Lawyers Reception.
  • Oct. 10: "Ethics and Cross Border Transactions." Approved for 1.5 CLE ethics credits.
  • July 8: Annual Meeting and Election
  • June 27: "Finding Money: International Asset Search and Recovery Methods for Collecting Judgments." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits. 
  • June 8: "Intellectual Property Protection from a Global Perspective." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • April 7: Annual Law Student Reception
  • Cancelled (Will Be Rescheduled): "Complexities of the Italian Laws of Inheritance and Foreign Wills." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • March 10: "Multicultural Witness Preparation: Learn Why There Are Very Few Ford "Pintos" in Brazil and Other Helpful Miscommunication Anecdotes." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • Jan. 27: 2011 Foreign Lawyers Reception.

2010

  • Dec. 8: Hosted Happy Hour at Metropolitan Grill to launch "Doing Business in America" deskbook.
  • Oct. 14: "Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • Oct. 8: "Whale Wars: Representing an Anti-Whaling Activist in Japanese Court." Approved for 1 general CLE credit.
  • July 16: 2010 Annual Meeting and Election of Officers
  • July 1: Mini-CLE: "Managing Risk When Drafting Agreements for Cross-Border Transactions Between the U.S. and Japan." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • April 8: Mini-CLE: "International Lawyers Responding to Haiti"
  • March 10: Mini-CLE "Nuts and Bolts of Immigration Law." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
  • Feb. 25: 2010 International Practice Section Foreign Lawyers Reception.
  • Feb. 24: WSBA International Practice Section and WSBA-CLE Presents: "Information Technology Act of India and its implication for US companies." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.
    • Feb. 12: Mini-CLE: "Exploring the Israeli Legal System." Approved for 1.5 general CLE credits.