The California International Law Journal, a publication of the International Law Section of the California Lawyers’ Association, invites article submissions that directly relate to at least one international legal issue. Text and citations should conform to The Bluebook®: A Uniform System of Citation. Please send a description of your article idea or a draft of the article itself to Melis Biskin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Charles Kaufman at email@example.com (Article Editors) and/or Cathy Carlisle (Editor-in-Chief) at Catherine.I.Carlisle@gmail.com and Hera Smith (Managing Editor) at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include a short biography (approximately two sentences) with your submission. For more information on the Journal and the types of articles that we publish, please feel free to contact us at the email addresses above.
The deadline for submitting article proposals for inclusion in one of this year's issues is July 30, 2018, and the deadline for submitting articles themselves is August 20, 2018. You do not need to submit a proposal prior to submitting your article; proposals are intended as a way for you to work with an editorial board member if you have questions about your proposed article or need assistance developing it. The Journal reserves the right to make all decisions regarding the acceptance or rejection of an article for publication. An invitation to contribute should not be construed as final acceptance of an article. All editing decisions reside with the Journal's editorial board.
Additionally, the ILS would like to welcome Robert Pimm, named the Executive Editor of the Journal, who will be working closely with the Editor-in-Chief and staff. The Journal is also seeking additional General Editors to join its Editorial Board. General Editors are responsible for assisting with solicitation and editing of articles, as well as working with authors during the editorial process. Serving as a General Editor is a great way to become involved with ILS and the Journal. If you are interested, please contact Cathy Carlisle (Editor-in-Chief) the Journal. If you are interested, please contact Cathy Carlisle (Editor-in-Chief) at Catherine.I.Carlisle@gmail.com and Hera Smith (Managing Editory) at email@example.com.
California Lawyers Association International Law Section Co-Chairs Michael Newman and Alexandra Darraby have just returned from Marseille, France, where they both spoke at a full day conference on Technology and Law/Exchanges between California and France, hosted by the Marseille Bar Association. The project was a year in planning between the ILS and the Marseille Bar with Newman and Darraby working with Therese Keelaghan, a member of both the Marseille and California Bars, and Genevieve Maillet, the Batonnier (President) of the Marseille Bar. The conference covered Exchanges between France and California, including, among other things, the field of Art, Fashion, and Technology Law, presented by Darraby, and Continuing Legal Education of the International Bar, presented by Newman, with an emphasis on the use of webinars and other technology. Both presentations were well received and reinforced the ILS mission of educational exchange and cross-border cooperation. The conference was also attended by delegations from the Bars of Poland, Spain, China, and Cambodia.
During the conference a formal Friendship Agreement was signed and formalized by the Marseille Bar and the International Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. The Marseille Bar will be sending a delegation to the CLA Conference in September.
While in Marseille, Newman and Darraby met with Caroline Pozmentier, Vice President of the Region Provence Alpes Cote d’ Azur, and Didier Parakian, the Deputy Mayor of Marseille.
According to reports received from CLA, ILS increased its membership by almost 30% in the first quarter of 2018. The ILS Executive Committee sends thanks to all for literally responding when readers were asked you to ‘join ILS in the first ILS Newsletter of 2018 published under the new CLA entity. ILS looks forward to continued increases in Membership, and to seeing ILS members in September at the CLA Conference. Welcome to all new ILS members.
SAVE THE DATE: The inaugural CLA Conference will be held in San Diego, California September 14-15, 2018. The ILS has invited Foreign Bars, including friends and others, who plan to send delegations. Mark your calendars and join ILS members and all CLA Section members at what promises to be an informative two days of CLE programs and international networking.
The UCLA Law School hosted the CLA Careers in International Law event on March 7, 2018. The event was well attended, and speakers at the event featured several International Law Section members, including Michael Newman, Margrette Francisco, Harumi Hata, Albert Golbert and Tiffany Heah.
In May 2018, the Lexology Global product distributed to many CLA Sections launched as a benefit of International Law Section Membership. . The ILS now joins other CLA Sections in offering a complimentary, and field-focused online research product. Lexology’s searchable archive contains over 730,000 articles, delivering a comprehensive source of international legal updates, analysis, and insights. Members may tailor the service to their own specialties and fields by contacting Lexology.
The ILS and California Young Lawyers Association held a mixer on April 24, 2018 at Lono Hollywood, in Los Angeles. The event was well attended, and we look forward to seeing even more members at future events.
On February 22, 2018, the International Law Section of the California Lawyers Association presented a Careers in International Law program at the Gould School of Law at USC. We would like to thank USC for hosting the program and special thanks to the speakers – Margrette Francisco, Harumi Hata, Al Golbert and Michael Newman and to Tiffany Heah the program moderator, for taking their time to speak and interact with the students. Below is a photo of the speakers with some of the students who attended.
ILS Member Jeff Daar reports that the Doing Business Without Borders program on May 1, 2018 in North Hollywood was a success. Daar served as a co-chair of the program, which was part of World Trade Week and featured a number of Los Angeles-area manufacturers discussing their export experiences. Daar was a featured speaker on one of his favorite topics – Strategies on Avoiding Disputes When Doing Business with Other Countries. The International Law Section of the California Lawyers’ Association was among several esteemed sponsors of the program.
The Supreme Court of the State of California adopted the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct, effective November 1, 2018. A great review of the adoptions and amendments is included, along with a link to the California Supreme Court adopting order, in the article, “Supreme Court Approves First Comprehensive Revision to Attorney Rules of Professional Conduct in Twenty-Nine Years."
Questions about the ILS Newsletter or are you an ILS member with input for content? Contact CLA ILS E-Newsletter Co-Chairs Jason Mustard (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eric Husby (email@example.com).
Editors: Alexandra Darraby and Joshua Surowitz