Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 12 noon - 1 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit; 1 legal specialization in Immigration & Nationality Law. You must register in advance to participate.
For Attorneys with clients doing business in North America, the immigration attorney speakers from the respective jurisdictions will provide a high level “crash course” of basic immigration laws and principles of each country. The speakers will also present their opinions about the USMCA’s legal and practical changes in the immigration field, and what issues going forward practitioners should be aware of.
Moderator: Gladys Orozco
Speakers: Pavan Dhillon, Adrian Ojeda,
Wednesday, March 13, 2019, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Co-presented by the International and Litigation Sections
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit; 0.25 credit in Legal Ethics. You must
register in advance to participate.
This webinar will feature speakers from Japan, France and the U.S. focusing on mediation issues for disputes involving parties from more than one country. Topics will include privilege, ethics and strategies when dealing with persons from different cultures and legal systems.
Moderator: Jeffery J. Daar
Speakers: Anne Paoletti Brodbecker, Kazuhiko Nishihara, William Peterson.
Many of the webinars previously presented by the International Law Section are available in our online catalog.
Articles should directly relate to at least one international legal issue and provide information and analysis that is helpful to lawyers in California or whose practice involves California law. We welcome content in any practice area, and encourage submissions such as updates on new developments in international law and their implications, substantive analyses of specific areas of the law, practice area highlights, practice pointers, and features on prominent international law practitioners. For further information, or to submit an article, please contact Cathy Carlisle or Hera Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Catherine.L.Carlisle@gmail.com.
Submissions for the Summer edition are due by March 22, 2019, while submissions for the Winter edition are due by August 20, 2019. We also accept submissions on a rolling basis for inclusion in subsequent issues.
Advertisements should be publication-ready and may be 1/4, 1/2, or full page. For information about rates, formatting, or any other issues, please contact Natalia Aranovich or Federica Dell’Orto Hadar at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ILS apologizes that the ILS webpages are out of date and CLA staff is working with the CLA Sections to update each website on a new platform to be launched shortly. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
ILS in conjunction with the CLA Strategic Partnership and Initiatives is offering a monthly lunch program for member outreach and community engagement on new developments and strategies in Immigration Law. This new outreach service is a free a 50 minute lunch hour is inaugurated by Mo Syed, Immigration Lawyer at the law firm of RIAA Barker Gillette (USA) from the Washington, D.C. office, with expertise in practice and policy. Alexandra Darraby, anchor, will “quiz” Mr. Syed on his firm’s 2019 news bulletin on new visa ins and outs. After 10 to 15 minutes, the floor will be open to questions and comments. Stay tuned to ILS announcement for the dial in and access codes for this Immigration series, at noon, on a February 2019 date TBA next week.
Join ILS members in its launch of another new free lunch series to add value to membership and community interest titled the Law Doc is IN, for a collegial outreach on new and developing industry topics of general interest to lawyers of all fields, including all those questions you were too afraid to ask or were too costly to do so when a lawyer is billing on the clock. Callers will ask questions, and hosts and their guests will field answers. Lined up so far, starting Tuesday March 5, 2019, at noon, are The Law Doc is IN: Art, hosted by Alexandra Darraby, scheduled, the Law Doc is IN: Music, hosted by State Bar Annual Meeting speakers, hosted by the Brabecs; the Law Doc is IN: Ethical Practice in California and Mid East, hosted by Melissa Allaine; the Law Doc is IN: Arbitration, hosted by [this could be YOU!].
Do you have a topic you would like to host? Contact Alexandra
via the ILS address.
Dial in and access codes will be provided.
ILS is invited by the Czech Bar to a 3-day mutual exchange conference of programs, cultural events,
judicial visit and more. The ILS Delegation will be joined by invitees and co chairs of the conference from
ILS network of “Friends.” The Czech Bar has arranged discounts at hotels in Prague.
More details to be provided.
Contact the ILS office if you are interested in joining this multi-Bar delegation.
Per the California Supreme Court’s issuance of California Rule of Court 9.9.5, all active attorneys in California must be re-fingerprinted by April 30, 2019. Instructions for this process can be found at on the State Bar’s website here.
To locate a fingerprinting location in California, click here.
Questions about the ILS Newsletter or are you an ILS member with input for content? Contact CLA ILS E-Newsletter Co-Chairs Jason Mustard (email@example.com) and Eric Husby (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Editors: Alexandra Darraby and Joshua Surowitz
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 email@example.com or Charles Kaufman at firstname.lastname@example.org (Article Editors) and/or Cathy Carlisle (Editor-in-Chief) at Catherine.I.Carlisle@gmail.com and Hera Smith (Managing Editor) at email@example.com. 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
International Law Section
The California Lawyers Association
400 Capitol Mall, Suite 650
Sacramento, CA 95814
The International Law Section is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider.