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Calling all non-member interested in the International Law and Immigration Section

The International Law Section was founded in 1987 to serve California lawyers handling international legal matters in a wide variety of areas, including corporate and business transactions, immigration, litigation and arbitration, tax, regulatory and trade matters, bankruptcy, intellectual property and family law.  In 2020 the Section name was changed to The International Law and Immigration Section in recognition of the Section’s past activity in this area, as well as the importance of the movement of people in all aspects of international law.

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International Pro Bono Legal Assistance

Given the range of legal expertise in the membership of the ILS Section, we are enlarging the potential partnership involvement to include ILS members as potential pro bono legal assistance contributors to CLDP projects. With this announcement, we are sending out notice to ILS members of the exciting current projects for which the CLDP needs pro bono volunteers.  Learn more here.

Message from the Chair

Statement Regarding the Situation in Ukraine

March 1, 2022

The International Law and Immigration Section of the California Lawyers Association strongly condemns the Russian invasion and occupation of Ukraine, an independent, sovereign State and member of the United Nations. The rule of law–not the use of force–must guide the relations between and among States in today’s world and commits them to peacefully resolve their disputes. Russia’s unprovoked invasion violates this global order established under the U.N. Charter prohibiting the use of force by one State against the political independence of another. Its brazen, threatened use of nuclear forces is dangerous and unwarranted under a variety of arms control treaties, and the resulting humanitarian crisis raises prospects, being investigated by the International Criminal Court, that crimes against humanity are being committed. The Section urges all member States of the United Nations to support a free and independent Ukraine.

Upcoming Events

International Law and Immigration

Webinar: California Privacy Laws Impact on International Business

The purpose of this webinar is to inform lawyers about recent privacy developments across the US and international jurisdictions. This will involve a deep dive into US-based state legislation, including recent changes, as well as international privacy considerations, particularly between the US and Japan.

Conference | International Law and Immigration | Litigation

2024 California International Arbitration Week

The 2024 California International Arbitration Week (CIAW) celebrates international arbitration in California. CIAW is presented by the California Lawyers Association Litigation Section with California Arbitration (CalArb), and includes leading arbitral institutions and organizations from around the world. The 2024 CIAW will be in person March 11-14, 2024, in San Francisco, California, at the Hyatt Regency San Francisco (Embarcadero Center) and also streamed and available on demand for 30 days.

We are committed to accessibility! Virtual events are equipped with closed captioning. To request an in-person accommodation, send us a note at or contact us at 916-516-1760 for assistance.


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