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.
The realities of climate change, the disruption to traditional energy supplies caused by war and the economic turmoil caused by the global pandemic have all contributed to a rapid acceleration in the transition to green energy in the United States and the European Union. Italy and California are among the leaders in this transition. This program will discuss the legal and financial issues for investors who want to participate in a green energy economy in Italy or in California.