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Message from the Chair

December 22, 2021

It is my honor to serve as the Chair of the International Law and Immigration Section of CLA (ILS). We started 2021 being hopeful that we would see the end of the pandemic but with the Omicron variant rising across the country, it feels like March 2020 all over again. Nevertheless, I remain optimistic because the pandemic has forced us to evolve faster than we had to and with technological advances, we are able to connect even though we are not able to meet in person. Read More


Upcoming Events

International Law and Immigration

Webinar Replay: USMCA Rapid Response Mechanism: First Cases and Lessons Learned

The first labor complaint under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Rapid Response Mechanism was filed by the AFL-CIO and other groups in May. They alleged that workers at an auto parts factory in Matamoros, Mexico, were being denied the right to organize. A few days after that complaint was filed, the United States Trade Representative (USTR) also initiated a request through the Rapid Response Labor Mechanism to review allegations of serious violations of workers’ rights at a facility in Silao, Mexico.

International Law and Immigration | Real Property Law

Global Commercial Leasing: Beginner’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leasing in Japan

Topics to be covered include: lease economics, lease registration, assignment & subletting, landlord remedies, tenant remedies for landlord defaults, lease exit strategies, typical security deposit requirements, formalities of lease execution, relevant tax issues and extension protocols.

International Law and Immigration

Webinar Replay: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions

Provide information regarding understanding possible effects a guilty plea can have on a non-US Citizen, the importance of fashioning a plea to ensure the least possible immigration consequences; and using recent changes in California criminal law to alleviate or remove the immigration consequences of criminal charge or conviction.

International Law and Immigration

Webinar Replay: Online Platforms and the EU’s Digital Services Act – Striking A Balance

A discussion of the European Commission’s proposal for a Digital Services Act and its implications for online platforms in the EU and the US. The EU’s Digital Services Act will introduce a common set of rules for digital platforms including a modernized liability regime for online intermediaries and new transparency obligations for combatting illegal content. The proposed new rules will apply to companies that provide services within the EU, regardless of where such providers are based meaning the DSA will also be of relevance to many California based companies operating in Europe.

International Law and Immigration | Real Property Law

Global Commercial Leasing: Beginner’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leasing in Malaysia

Topics to be covered include: lease economics, lease registration, assignment & subletting, landlord remedies, tenant remedies for landlord defaults, lease exit strategies, typical security deposit requirements, formalities of lease execution, relevant tax issues and extension protocols.

International Law and Immigration | Real Property Law

Global Commercial Leasing: Beginner’s Guide to Commercial Real Estate Leasing in Spain

Topics to be covered include: lease economics, lease registration, assignment & subletting, landlord remedies, tenant remedies for landlord defaults, lease exit strategies, typical security deposit requirements, formalities of lease execution, relevant tax issues and extension protocols.

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