Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Jan. 28th CLE: Establishing a Self-sufficient Gorilla Refuge in Rwanda!

Our International Practice Section, in cooperation with the WSBA Animal Law Section, is pleased to present:

Establishing a Self-sufficient Gorilla Refuge in Rwanda:
One Washington Attorney/Veterinarian's Amazing Story

Dr. Jobe Garbe, a home-grown Seattle-based attorney and veterinarian will share with us her dream to create a self-sufficient refuge for gorillas and other indigenous wildlife in Rwanda, and describe her trials and tribulations in turning her dream into reality.

* Dr. Jode Garbe
Dr. Garbe served as the Field Veterinarian for the Mountain Gorilla Veterinary Project in Rwanda and is also the founder and Managing Director of RwandaNOW, the Rwanda Wildlife Sanctuary & Science Education Center, and international non-governmental organization ("NGO").

Attendees at this very unique CLE will gain an understanding of:
  • An overview of the legal framework of international and Rwandan laws as pertaining to NGOs;
  • How to form and manage an international NGO in Rwanda;
  • The legal obstacles faced by NGOs in Rwanda;
  • Animal rights and conservation laws in Rwanda.
Wednesday, January 28th , 2009, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Offices of Garvey Schubert Barer
18th Floor, Second & Seneca Building
1191 Second Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101-2939

CLE Credits:
1 General CLE Credit for WA Attorneys pending

How to Register:
  • REGISTER NOW online through WSBA
  • GORILLA REFUGE CLE E-Flyer (.pdf file)
  • Tuesday, January 20, 2009


    Gonzaga University School of Law and the Gonzaga Journal of International Law are offering a fascinating seminar on March 20:

    The spring 2009 International Law Symposium, titled:
    "Legal Issues in Post-Communist Countries"

    DATE: March 20, 2009

    TIME: Light Breakfast and Coffee – 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; Symposium Program – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.; Reception – Following the last speaker, approximately 6:00 p.m.

    WHERE: Gonzaga University School of Law, Barbieri Moot Court Room, 721 N. Cincinnati St., Spokane, Washington 99202

    Please see the attachment, below. We urge International Practice Section members to attend.

    Also, please let Diana Powell, Symposium Editor for the Gonzaga Journal of International Law, know if you are interested in speaking at the seminar. Diana can be reached at


  • Download Gonzaga CLE E-Flyer (.pdf file)