LETTER FROM THE 2017-18 CO-CHAIRS OF THE INTERNATIONAL LAW SECTION
Welcome to the first "new" International Law Section under the banner of the newly formed California Lawyers Association. The International Law Section is the international face of statewide lawyers to the rest of the world. If California were a separate country, it would have one of the largest economies by GDP worldwide. Adding to the diversity of California, and the scope and range of legal services provided by California lawyers, the International Law Section embraces global diversity.
We have the unique historical position of serving as the last Chairs of the Section under the State Bar of California and the first Chairs of the Section under the California Lawyers Association, inaugurating a new era of California legal history. We would like to thank our predecessors in the Section, including all the members, leadership, and staff, at this critical juncture and acknowledge current advisor Al Golbert who was instrumental in founding the International Law Section. We are also especially proud to announce that Section Vice-Chair Emilio Varanini has been elected Vice-President of the California Lawyers Association, joining Heather Linn Rosing as the new President and Jim Hill as the Chair of the new Board, another new and first for the California legal profession.
Legislative and other changes effective January 1, 2018 enable us to reach out to our members, foreign bars, and international friends of the Section. Please join us in revitalizing the Section, share your ideas, propose a program, meet new friends at our networking mixers, and collaborate with educational outreach that is integral to our mission and that of the California Lawyers Association. If you have already registered with the State Bar, and have not checked the box for the International Law Section, you can still join this Section by typing in this link and following the instructions: http://cla.legal/About-CLA/Frequently-Asked-Questions.
We look forward to meeting you and working with you this year.