Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Save the date!

"Resolving International Disputes" CLE - Nov. 17
(Location - TBA)

Friday, October 8, 2010

Upcoming CLE!



Date/Time/Location: October 14th, 2010, 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Garvey Schubert Bayer


Join Brian Concannon Jr., Esq., the Director of the Boston based Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti (IJDH), and Coordinator of the Lawyers' Earthquake Response Network as he discusses the international legal response to the earthquake in Haiti, including legal work conducted in both Haiti and the United States. The CLE will discuss the extreme mortality of the earthquake, to a large extent the result of inadequate development of the rule of law in Haiti, and of intentional policies implemented by the Haitian government and the international community. Mr. Concannon will also discuss both short-term efforts to enforce the rights of earthquake victims and longer-term efforts to build the stability necessary for Haiti to become less vulnerable to the next natural disaster.

Mr. Concannon lived in Haiti for nine years, working for the United Nations and the Bureau des Avocats Internationaux (BAI), Haiti’s largest and most experienced public interest law firm.

Attendees at this interesting CLE will gain an understanding of:
1) Expanding U.S. immigration opportunities for Haitians;
2) The legal obligations of donor states under human rights law;
3) Responding to an epidemic of rapes in the IDP camps; and
4) Enforcing rights of internally displaced people in Haiti.

On October 14, 2010, the World Affairs Council will also be hosting Brian Concannon as part of its Focus on Haiti Series. Mr. Concannon’s lecture entitled Building Haiti Back More Justly – A Human Rights-Based Approach to Earthquake Response will be held at the University of Washington – Williams H. Gates Hall, Room 138 at 7pm. The event is co-sponsored by the International Practice Section and the William H. Gates Public Service Law Program. To register, please go to

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

Credits: 1.5 General Credits (for Washington Attorneys only)

Fee: Free for IPS Section Members! $35 for all others. Fee includes 1 year membership (for attorneys).

Registration: Registration is open but space will be limited. We would appreciate hearing from you beforehand to ensure that enough seats are available. RSVP Online at: or by mailing or faxing the registration form below.

Questions: Section Representative contact information for this mini-cle:

Name: Shahzad Q. Qadri

Firm: Adorno & Yoss

Telephone #: (206) 869-4040



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FAX: 206.727.8324


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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

WHALE WARS - Free CLE this Friday!

Friday, October 8, 2010, 6-8pm
Stoel Rives 600 University Street, Suite 3600
Seattle, WA 98101

Dan Harris will speak about the legal and cultural issues associated with his representation of a New Zealand activist who was criminally prosecuted in Japan for participation in an anti-whaling campaign in Antarctica. Mr. Harris is a partner at Seattle-based international law firm Harris & Moure.

A wine reception and social hour will follow the CLE.

This event is free for Animal Law and International Law Section members and law students; $25 for others. Although the event is free, we would appreciate advance registration: