Welcome to the “new” International Law Section under the “new” umbrella of the California Lawyers’ Association (CLA). If you have not heard the “news”, effective January 1, 2018, the Sections of the State Bar of California have formed CLA in which the International Section and the California Young Lawyers Association join 15 other Sections. The Section Leadership is renewing the ILS Newsletter to outreach to ILS members and Section friends and invites your contribution on cross-border and international news of interest to ILS members [see below]. Join ILS members at some upcoming wonderful “diplomatic” and networking events, including the ILS Chinese New Year Dinner [see below], a ‘save the date’ for the CLA Annual Conference in San Diego (September 2018), the Warren Christopher Award reception (September 2018; date: TBD), and invitations to ILS member events with visiting foreign bar delegations.
As part of our commitment to public understanding and legal education, our Programs Committee is planning webinars on timely issues on law, politics and policy, including immigration – a legal specialty housed in the International Law Section, and joint programs with the CLA Business Section and others. We are also pleased to share with all ILS members the CLA Lexology Newsstand that will be tailored to international issues and is a perk that more than half of CLA Sections offer their members [see below]. Our new platform is one of engaging our members and gaining their active participation, as well as transparency, and communication. Do you have an idea for ILS? Do you want to plan a webinar or write an article for the ILS Journal? Do you want to connect the ILS with another bar association or section for an article, program or networking mixer? Please contact us via the ILS office at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We look forward to welcoming and meeting you, and we encourage you to join or renew your ILS membership, if you have not already checked the ILS membership box on your State Bar registration.
Alexandra Darraby and Michael Newman, Co-Chairs, International Law Section
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. ILS Executive Committee Member and Foreign Bar Relations Co-Chair Richard Bainter organized this event with over 30 lawyers, judges, and law professors from San Diego who had an opportunity to meet, network and exchange information with the visitors.
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)
February 27, 2018 (Tuesday) -- 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Capital Seafood Arcadia,
333 E Huntington Drive
Arcadia, CA 91006
(Note: this is a new location for ILS)
Our annual event fills up fast and is always lots of fun. It is open to everyone.
RSVP by February 22, 2018 to Jeff Daar or Kathy Hao
Please indicate if you were born in the year of the Dog when you RSVP.
Traditional Chinese Attire is welcome, but not required.
Pre-payment: $65.00 (Ten Course banquet style food, taxes, gratuities and wine are included). Checks must be received before RSVP date of February 22, 2018. This is a pre-paid event.
Checks (Payable to “Daar & Newman”) must be mailed to:
21700 Oxnard Street, Suite 350
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Senate Bill 766 (SB 766) authorizes out-of-state and foreign attorneys to represent parties in international commercial arbitrations held in California. Professor Robert Lutz of Southwestern Law School, who is a former ILS Chair and Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Recipient, reports that the bill has passed the State Senate, and now must pass the State Assembly, particularly the Judiciary Committee, and that endorsements for the bill should be addressed to Senator William Monning’s office. Of note, at their meeting on February 15, 2018, the CLA ILS Executive Committee unanimously passed a motion to support this legislation. Please find the SB 766 Fact Sheet attached to this E-newsletter.
ILS is proud to join other sections of CLA to offer all of its members the CLA LEXOLOGY Newsstand. Each of you can customize receipt of the news by adjusting frequency of receipt, opt in to other news if available, or opt out. We are continuing to expand ILS member benefits as the year unfolds. Please contact ILS office for any technological issues for this membership product.”
Questions about the ILS Newsletter or are you an ILS member with input for content? Contact CLA ILS E-Newsletter Co-Chairs Jason Mustard and Eric Husby.
ILS E-Newsletter Co-Chairs: Jason Mustard and Eric Husby
Editors: Alexandra Darraby and Joshua Surowitz