Many of the webinars previously presented by the International Law Section are available in our online catalog.
To All Members of the International Law Section of the California Lawyers Association:
The International Law Section annually recognizes and honors a California Lawyer for distinguished service in the promotion of the rule of law internationally or for significant achievement in the practice of international law. The winner of the first such award was given to the late Warren M. Christopher and subsequently the award was named in his honor.
Nominations for the award to be presented in 2018 are now being accepted. All members of the International Law Section are invited to submit nominations for the 2018 award. Nominees must be members of the State Bar of California. There is no requirement that a nominee be a member of the International Law Section.
Please send nominations, accompanied by any material supporting the nomination, to the International Law Section Warren Christopher Award Committee, c/o Jeff Daar at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nominations must be received by May 8, 2018.
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The International Law Section, together with the San Diego Diplomacy Council and the Procopio Law Firm, hosted a reception in San Diego for 20 Mexican law professors and lawyers last November. The Mexican delegation was visiting San Diego to discuss and observe best practices in legal education in the U.S. in order to assist with the Mexican transition from closed, written judicial proceedings to an oral trial system. Read More
Former ILS executive committee chair Jeff Darr invites ILS member to join the International law sections of the California Lawyers Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Women in International Trade – Los Angeles, and the Valley International Trade Association to celebrate The 2018 Chinese New Year (Year of the Dog). Read More
Senate Bill 766 (SB 766) authorizes out-of-state and foreign attorneys to represent parties in international commercial arbitrations held in California. Read More
ILS is proud to join other sections of CLA to offer all of its members the CLA LEXOLOGY Newsstand. Read More
The International Law Section of The State Bar of California has membership of approximately 1,500 practitioners who practice in the field of international law. From corporate, to intellectual property, to employment, to immigration, to cross-border litigation, to tax, to many other areas, the Section’s members comprise an audience of international practitioners whom vendors, law firms and other professional service providers cannot easily target at once in any other way.
In an effort to better integrate interested vendors, law firms and other professional service providers with the Section’s members, the Section offers an annual corporate sponsorship for $5,000. For more information the many benefits of sponsorship, see Sponsorship Opportunities.
As we have done in the past, the International Law Section is presenting the “Careers in International Law” programs at various law schools throughout California this year. READ MORE
The International Law Section has been working with various bar associations in foreign countries, including exploring opportunities to co-present programs, webinars and other events in California and abroad. READ MORE
The International Law Section has been working with the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law in exchanging information and supporting each other’s programs and events. READ MORE
The International Law Section recently updated its Mission Statement, as follows:
The International Law Section is dedicated to facilitating global and domestic outreach by California lawyers to attorneys, students and others interested in international law and the legal systems of other nations, and contributing to a dialogue between the members of the State Bar of California and the lawyers around the globe to enhance mutual understanding and facilitate client representation.
International Law Section Mission goals include: READ MORE
The California International Law Journal would like to solicit articles. While most articles offer practical advice and strategies for practitioners handling transnational matters, we also would like to publish academic articles that may be of interest to our readers. Topics may include anything that pertains to private or public international law, including commercial transactions and developments, arbitration and litigation, immigration, intellectual property, privacy, data protection, criminal, environmental, and human rights. Standard articles range from 15-25 pages, double-spaced. Short articles range from 4-8 pages, double-spaced. If selected for publication, we will assign an editor to work with you on finalizing your article.
If you are interested in submitting an article, please send your proposed topic or manuscript to Editor-in-Chief Mark W. Danis or Managing Editor Peter M. Friedman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The International Law Section is managed by its Executive Committee, which is comprised of individuals with a broad range of legal specialties who share a dedication to the expansion of cross-border and international practice. Contact information for our Officers, Members, Advisors, and Advisors Emeritus can be found HERE. For information on becoming a Member of the Executive Committee in the future, click HERE.
International Law Section past programs are available over the internet for participatory MCLE credit. For the entire catalog of the International Law Section’s programs available for MCLE credit, please see online CLE and select International Law. Be sure to check out CLEtoGo if you're interested in downloadable podcasts.
Continuing Education of the Bar, California (CEB) is extending some special discount offers to our section. As a member of the Section, you're eligible for:
Information about the section dues rebate program can be found on the CEB Web site.
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