Monday, November 16, 2009

November 24th CLE: Italian Judicial System

The WSBA International Practice Section is pleased to sponsor this month's CLE:

Nagivating the Italian Judicial System

Join Mr. Alessandaro Canali, foreign law consultant, as he discusses the birth and development of western common law and civil law system, focusing on the difference between the Italian and US judicial systems. He will specifically discuss the process and procedure as it pertains to Amanda Knox case.
Attendees at this interesting CLE will gain an understanding of the following:

- The history of the western civil law system;
- A comparative overview of the Italian Judicial System vs. the U.S. Judicial System;
- Italian process and procedure as it applies to the Amanda Knox trial;
- Practical tips when dealing with the Italian Judicial System.

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Offices of Williams Kastner
Two Union Square
601 Union Street, Suite 4100 Seattle, Washington 98101

CLE Credits:
1.5 General CLE Credits for Washington attorneys pending (applied for)

Please contact Mr. Shahzad Qadri of Adorno & Yoss, the section CLE Liaison and Coordinator, at:
Phone: 206-795-1144

For More Information:


How to Register:
REGISTER NOW online through WSBA

Good Times: Our 6th Annual Law Students Reception

Our 6th Annual Law Students Reception, held at Williams Kastner on November 5th from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m., was both fabulous and informative. Both section members and law students alike - and some who were both (hint, hint) - attended the event.

Attendees got to take home breath mints complete with The Global Gavel logo and website address.

We even had two law students all the way from Gonzaga Law School - kudos to them both for attending!

The event was well attended and a good time had by all....

In addition to some terrific hors d'oeuvres and beverages and an opportunity for WA law students interested in international law to network with lawyers of the WSBA International Practice Section, was a unique and valuable opportunity to hear from Ms. Karen Summerville, principal at Legal Career Management. In her very informative presentation, Karen discussed how to find success and satisfaction in the law - whether international or not - upon graduation from law school.

Keynote speaker Karen Summerville of Legal Career Management with WSBA International Practice Section Chair, Jacqueline Pruner.

Miss her presentation? Forget her handouts?

Then download her presentation here:
· View Karen Summerville's Handout (.pdf file)

October 22nd Hague Convention CLE a Success!

Our CLE on The Hague Convention: Laws of International Child Abduction, held at Williams Kastner on October 22nd, 2009 was a success.

Photograph submitted by Tracy M. Heims.

Speaker Ramina Dehkhoda-Steele - partner-in-charge of the Seattle office of the international law firm Adorno & Yoss and a litigator with a focus on employment law, corporate and business law, real estate and family law - navigated the attending attorneys through international child custody laws and thier enforceability within the United States under The Hague Convention.

This CLE was very well attended. Photograph submitted by Tracy M. Heims.

The event resulted in a packed house - many thanks to all who attended!