Acceptance procedure

Thank you for your interest in LAWorld. The application process can take between 4-8 weeks and the procedure for joining is as follows:

  • Once you have read the Membership Application Documents and wish to initiate an application for membership, please complete and return the LAWorld Application Form to us. There is no cost or obligation at this stage.
  • Upon receipt of this application form at our Executive Office it is circulated to the LAWorld Committee and the Chair, who are Principal Partners of LAWorld member firms. There is one Committee member for each LAWorld region – Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa, North America and Latin America. Our current Chair is Steve Ng, Managing Partner of Ng & Shum, with offices in Hong Kong and mainland China.
  • The Committee will decide if they have any questions at this stage or if references are to be taken. If so, the Executive Director, Mrs Jacqui Nash, will email you to seek permission to approach the independent references you have provided in your application form.
  • If you have been referred to us by another LAWorld member, we will take a reference from them.
  • After the references have been reviewed by the Committee, it will decide if your application should be recommended to the entire membership. If so, your application will be circulated to our membership with a deadline for their comments.
  • The decision of the members is notified a couple of weeks later.
  • We will keep in regular contact with you during the application process

LAWorld News

Washington DC Law Firm’s Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) capabilities have expanded

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis represent industry across a wide range of consumer product safety matters. The practice is led by John Hodges, who has more than thirty years of experience in consumer product safety issues.  

The Washington DC LAWorld member firm assists companies in evaluating safety issues and reporting to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and other relevant agencies. HW&G represent clients in CPSC investigations and, where warranted, in developing and implementing corrective action programs and related communications. "We provide defense in CPSC proceedings on whether companies have complied with reporting requirements under Section 15(b) of the Consumer Product Safety Act. We also represent companies on potential disclosures of information by CPSC and advise clients on other safety requirements." says Charley Kimmett at HW&G. 

A more extensive description of the Consumer Product Safety Practice can be found at  

For information or assistance please contact:

Charles T. Kimmett

Harris, Wiltshire & Grannis LLP

1919 M Street, N.W., The Eighth Floor

Washington, D.C.  20036


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