ILS entered into CLA era Friendship Agreements with Foreign Bars at the Inaugural CLA Conference September 2018. (Pictured above) ILS, authorized by Co-Chairs Alexandra Darraby and Michael Newman, join ANADE of MEXICO, authorized by Jose Juan Mendez, to sign an agreement of mutual cooperation and respect.
Photo Caption: Marie-Adelaide Boiron and Therese Keelaghan, Marseille Delegation Leader, flank ILS Co-Chairs Michael Newman and Alexandra Darraby with ANADE Delegation leader J.J. Mendez and Malaysian Delegation Leader George Varughese stand behind Marie (George) and Alexandra (JJ), and Nguyen Van Hau, Executive Committee of the Vietnam’s Lawyer’s Association bookends the front row (left).
Foreign Delegates, many of whom were visiting the United States for the first time, to the CLA Conference from Japan, Vietnam, France (Marseille), Mexico and Malaysia, joined ILS at the President’s breakfast to memorialize the importance of the ILS outreach to its Foreign Bar Friends, and the CLA’s embrace of ILS efforts. Each Foreign Bar Delegation was introduced by Heather Rosing, CLA President, to all Conference attendees and guests from the judiciary and ABA at the festive breakfast.
Delegates from Malaysia, Mexico, France, and Japan joined the CLA International Law Section Executive Committee on a beautiful day in San Diego for a Hornblower Cruise in San Diego Bay during September CLA Annual Meeting.
At our inaugural CLA Conference in San Diego, ILS sponsored a CLE program on “Leonardo Da Vinci and Cross Border Sales of Personal Property in a Cybercrime Era,” immediately after the CLA President’s breakfast, where ILS speakers Agustin Ceballos and Alexandra Darraby, and ILS Co-Chair Michael Newman, pictured, joined ILS Foreign Delegates for coffee and pastries before Ceballos and Darraby appeared on the highly attended panel.
Other CLE programs presented by ILS members at the conference included “Coming to the USA: Tax & Visa Planning” (Al Golbert), “The Nuts and Bolts of International Arbitration” (Jeff Daar), and “From Aerospace to Art – A-Z: How to Plan for Successful International Careers in the Art & Global Trade.” (Margrette Francisco).
CLA CLE programs can be found at here.
ILS Co-Chair Alexandra Darraby, Former ILS Chair Jeffrey Daar, and new ILS “Friend” Delegation Leader, Marie-Adelaide Boiron of Marseille, France will be presenting a webinar, Eliminating Workplace Bias and Avoiding Cultural Mishaps in Cross-Border Business. This webinar addresses elimination of bias with the focus on helping lawyers recognize and fight against their own unconscious bias and internalized views to avoid cultural mishaps when dealing with persons and parties from other countries and cultures. Ms. Boiron will compare and contrast with EU policies and practices. The cost for this webinar is $55 and fulfills one CLE credit hour and is a great opportunity to get the hard-to-get elimination of bias requirement before the 2019 deadline.
The Bias Webinar is rescheduled for February 2019. Please consult CLA webinar alerts. Go online to register for any of the prior ILS webinars and the January 23rd webinar. Contact
Nikki Smith, ILS Coordinator, if you are having trouble registering for webinars.
The ILS has named Mitsuru Claire Chino the 2018 Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year. Ms. Claire Chino is the President and CEO of ITOCHU International Inc. and Managing Executive Officer of Itochu Corporation, a Fortune Global 500 company headquartered in Japan with more than 40,000 employees worldwide. She is a graduate of the Cornell Law School, where she serves on the advisory board and has taught in the past as a Distinguished Practitioner in Residence. Ms. Claire Chino received her award at a ceremony and reception during the Inaugural CLA Conference in San Diego.
Do you have an idea for a Webinar? Would you like to be more active in the Section? ILS is inviting you to submit webinar proposals for 2019 that you can coordinate and arrange with colleagues, partners and friends, or submit yourself as a moderator or panelist. Please email Section Coordinator Nikki Smith, firstname.lastname@example.org, and she will send you a Webinar Submission Form AND send your webinar ideas, whether or not on the Form, to Josh Surowitz at email@example.com and Alexandra Darraby at firstname.lastname@example.org. CLA says webinars that focus on current developments and new laws and cases obtain the highest enrollments. Webinars are archived for future use, and you get CLE credit – and some attorney “cred” – without a fee!
Do you have good ideas? Would you like to join ILS Journal Editorial Board or the ILS Newsletter? Contact Alexandra Darraby at email@example.com and Josh Surowitz at firstname.lastname@example.org, for the ILS Newsletter and contact ILS Journal Editor-in-Chief Cathy Carlisle at email@example.com for the ILS Journal.
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, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Eric Husby (email@example.com).
Editors: Alexandra Darraby and Joshua Surowitz