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Czech-California Multi-Bar Delegate Law Conference

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Czech Bar Building, Prague

October 17-20, 2019
Arrival: October 16, 2019 if attending October 17 events

All in one flat fee includes 5 hours of MCLE credit, meals, & tours!

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Event Schedule

Thursday, October 17, 2019
  • Visit to The High Court of the Czech Republic
  • Meet and great with High Court Judges
  • Official visits to Mayor of Prague
  • Private visits to other Major Legal Institutions and law firms
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Night

Welcome and Dinner at a traditional Czech Restaurant in the heart of Prague

Friday, October 18, 2019

All Day MCLE/Law Conference

Friday, October 18, 2019 Lunch

Networking Lunch at Conference

Friday, October 18, 2019 Night

Ride the funicular to a formal sit-down dinner at special Prague restaurant on Petrin Hill

Saturday, October 19, 2019
  • Guided Architectural Tour
  • Private Riverboat tour on the famous Vltava River
  • Other Cultural/Important site visits and Prague area tours

Photo Release Policy: This event may be recorded. By attending this event, you consent to be photographed, filmed, and/or otherwise recorded, and to any use, by the CLA, of your likeness, voice, and name in any and all media including social media. If you do not want your name or photo to be used, please let us know in advance. We cannot, however, honor requests to opt out of the use of your image or voice if you choose to ask a question during one of the event sessions.

Conference Agenda

Note: Panels below have speakers from CLA, Czech Bar, The European Association of Bars and Law Societies, Foreign Marseille Bar and other Foreign Bars

Comparative Bar Association Regulation, Rule of Law and Human Rights: What Justice Means in International Law Practices

Leadership will discuss the regulation and functioning of lawyers and implementation of domestic and international laws under the rules and restrictions of their Bar Organizations, specialized courts, and general laws. Legal regulators, Bar leaders and practitioners from California and other International Jurisdictions will analyze the legal and institutional precepts of cross-border Attorney Practice and Licensure Rules and implications of virtual lawyering clients in their own jurisdictions. Comparative evaluation of how different Bar Associations foster rule of law, implement human rights through education and outreach advocacy and implementation of client protections in a cross-border environment. The panel will discuss what Public Education resources are available to practitioners, and analyze practical issues related to dealing with attorneys licensed in foreign jurisdictions.

Art, Architecture, Film: Legal Nexus of Real Property, Moral Rights, Digital Rights, Technology and Urban Development

America’s joining the international Berne Convention in late 20th Century required common law adaptation to civil law precepts. Czech Republic is home to award winning novelists, film makers, and artists. This panel parses how 21st century practice necessitates knowledge of the laws of European Union, United States, national laws and international treaties. Culture and preservation of art and architecture has different historical legacy in Europe and the Czech Republic than in America, and the effect of differing regulation impacts architectural preservation and the urban landscape in which all of us work. In era of football now one of most highly attended sports in the UK and soccer’s growing popularity in the USA, endorsement contracts for celebrities, sports idols and others contribute to cross border mesh publicity rights of creators analyzed by this panel. Experts will explain realty law and how urban planning regulation impacts architectural treasures in historic gems like Prague, a city rich in legacy of many civilizations, regimes, and democracy.

Professional Rules, Disciplinary Proceedings and Unauthorized Provision of Legal Services

This panel compares and analyzes the ethical and disciplinary rules in their respective jurisdictions, including how they deal with the unauthorized provision of legal services, and how internet affects rendering services to clients communicating with third parties. Practitioners will learn about infrastructures in place to help protect clients and others in the community from substandard or illegal legal services. The panel will also address professional rules that arise in the context of working with attorneys and clients in foreign jurisdictions, including the ethics of sharing legal fees with foreign attorneys.

Remote Communication with Clients, Lawyers’ Use of Online Legal Platforms, Internet and Cloud

This panel focuses on practical issues in the setting of law practice management and communications challenges dealing with clients in other time zones and cultures. With today’s abundant information and communication technology, it is more possible than ever for attorneys and their clients to work with others across the globe. Attendees will learn about the latest technological applications being used by practitioners and compare what techniques and technology attorneys are more pervasive and available in each jurisdiction.

Cross Border Effects of New Privacy Laws California and the European Union: Compliance, Vigilance and Protection of e-communications with clients, data security, surveillance, and drones

The new EU Data Privacy and California Privacy Law have changed the internet environment for media, commerce and lawyers. Whether you represent companies, attorneys, creators, service industries, work a blog, work as a lawyer or consultant, or do just about anything virtually on the internet, the analysis of this panel applies. Massive breaches of security and privacy data by public entities, governmental agencies, private companies, social media platforms and financial megaliths traded on NASDAQ have all had data breaches where supposedly “secure” data prevention systems have not prevented hacks into user’s personal data.

These new laws purport to regulate both recipient use and recipient disclosure to users, and have varying abilities to terminate offending sites and issue fines and penalties for noncompliance. Learn how to coordinate cross border privacy compliance, the metrics of compliance and how to navigate the intricacies of web sites, e-promos, legal services, and e-tail under ever increasing patchwork of e-law, domestic and international.

Coupled with privacy are surveillance issues of locations and activities as drones, devices, artificial intelligence, and your very own cell phones are tracking you. Learn from experts the legal boundaries, who regulates them, and what you can do to protect your own practice and your clients.

Preliminary Speaker List

Alexandra Darraby
CLA International Law Section Co-Chair
Co-Chair, Multi-Bar Delegate Law Conference

James Hill
CLA Chair of the Board of Representatives

Therese Keelaghan (Invited)
Marseille Bar and California Bar Member

Martin Maisner
Czech Bar Board of Directors

Dr. Antonin. Mokry
Czech Bar Board of Directors, CCBE
Past President of the CCBE

Robert Němec
Czech Bar, Vice-President

Jiří Novák
CCBE, Chair of IT Law Committee

Joshua Surowitz
CLA International Law Section
Co-Chair of Foreign Relations Committee
Co-Chair, Multi-Bar Delegate Law Conference

Slovakia Bar, President (Invited)

Conference Information

Registration Costs

  • $695* for ILS members and their plus-ones
  • $695* for ABA ILS members and their plus-ones
  • $795* for non-ILS members and their plus-ones
  • $895* for non-CLA members

*All pricing is per person

Registration Includes

5 Hours of MCLE credit for California CLA lawyers

All-day Multi-Disciplinary MCLE/Law Conference with ILS, Foreign Bar Friends, Czech Bar

5 international law panels with speakers from European Council of Bar Associations and Law Societies (CCBE), ILS/CLA, Czech Bar, and members of other Foreign Bars

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Terms and Conditions to Register

All payments can be made during online registration with a valid credit card. Fees are non-refundable after August 31, 2019. A flat fee has been provided to maximize offerings and reduce costs: THERE IS NO OPT OUT FOR MCLE, OR FOR ANY INDIVIDUAL EVENTS, OR MEALS, OR ACTIVITIES. There is no separate MCLE registration for this event. The planned events, activities, and scheduling are subject to change and beyond control of the organizers.

*All pricing is per person.
*Travel/transportation and hotel accommodations at your own expense.
*Valid Passport Required (US Passport Holders)
**No Visa required for US Passport Holders

Hotel Information

Reservations for the Conference can be made at the Marriott.

Click here to reserve your room or by calling the Reservations Department at +420 2 2288 8822. Be sure to mention the CLA/Czech Bar Delegate Law Conference.

Reservations must be made at least 28 days in advance.

Method of Payment

Each guest will be responsible for paying their own accommodation, VAT (taxt) and incidental charges.

Mr. Jakub Neřbenský
EBC Executive
Prague Marriott Hotel & Courtyard by Marriott Prague City
c/o Prague Marriott Hotel
V Celnici 8
110 00 Prague
Czech Republic
+420 222 881 047 (O)

Conditions for Individual Cancellations for Hotel Reservations ONLY

Cancellation of the reservation will be charged as per below scheme:

Cancellation more than 14 days prior to arrival

Cancellation 14-7 days prior to arrival

Cancellation less than 7 day priors to arrival and no show

No charge

1 night charge

Full stay charge


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