Friday, July 20, 2007

REMINDER: Our Annual Meeting & Election is Thursday, July 26, 2007

The International Practice Section of the Washington State Bar Association is holding its 2007 Annual Meeting & Election

When: Thursday, July 26, 2007 from 3:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Where: The Skansonia Ferry Boat
205 NE Northlake Way ("A" Dock) - Seattle
(206) 545-9109 or (877) 545-9109
Please RSVP with Mark Derricott
(206) 838-9993,
  • Download 2007 Annual Meeting & Election Invite, List of Nominees, and Directions (.doc file)
  • The Gavel Welcomes its New SLC!

    As our outgoing Student Liaison Correspondent (SLC), Ben Keim, finalizes his preparations for the VA Bar, The Global Gavel welcomes Ms. Tracy Wood as our newest SLC.

    Photograph by Lisa Johnson; submitted by Tracy Wood.

    Tracy Wood is a 3L at Seattle University , where she is focusing her studies on international law and serving as an Article Editor for the Seattle Journal for Social Justice. She is an avid traveler and hopes to work abroad in the future, promoting the rule of law. She spent last summer in Cambodia as a legal associate for the Documentation Center of Cambodia, a non-governmental organization devoted to documenting the crimes and atrocities of the Khmer Rouge era. As part of her work for the Documentation Center, Tracy developed and implemented a training program on concepts of international law and international police investigation standards for police investigators assigned to the Khmer Rouge Tribunals.

    Prior to law school, she worked as a Seattle Police Officer for eight years and is currently serving as a consultant to The Defender Association. In her spare time, Tracy likes to hike, read, and write.

    Many thanks to Ben for all of his hard work as our outgoing SLC and a warm welcome to Tracy as our incoming SLC! Feel free to contact Tracy at

    Thursday, July 12, 2007

    Great Turnout for June 26, 2007 Business Immigration CLE

    Immigration For Business Lawyers, 2007 and Beyond

    by Lydia G. Tamez


    Five Things Every Business Lawyers Should Know About Immigration

    by Gregg Rodgers

    The co-presenters of this CLE were Ms. Lydia G. Tamez, Associate General Counsel of Microsoft and Mr. Gregg Rodgers, Owner, Garvey Schubert Barer.

    Photograph by Tracy Heims

    From 9:00 to 10:30 am on June 26, 2007, our guest co-presenters navigated those present through intricate immigration laws from a business perspective.

    This was a mini CLE hosted by the Seattle Offices of Garvey Schubert Barer, followed by a question and answer session, in which 1.5 WA CLE credits were applied for.

    Photograph by Tracy Heims

    Overall the event was extremely informative and attended by approximately 30 participants.