THE INTERNATIONAL LAW SECTION CONTINUES ITS DYNAMIC RELATIONSHIP WITH FOREIGN BAR ASSOCIATIONS THROUGH FRIENDSHIP AGREEMENTS AND CONFERENCES
Co-Chair, ILS Foreign Relations Committee
The International Law Section welcomed five foreign delegations to the first Annual Meeting of the California Lawyers Association (CLA) in September 2018. Attorneys from France, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico and Vietnam traveled to San Diego to attend CLA Meeting programs, share best practices and network with their California colleagues.
The ILS had long-standing relationships with many foreign bars under the State Bar of California, and those relationships transferred with the ILS to the new CLA during the reorganization this year. The first Annual Meeting of the CLA provided an opportunity for the ILS to formally renew several of those relationships and to establish new relationships through signing updated Friendship Agreements between the ILS/CLA and foreign partners.