Welcome to the Vienna International City Chapter of the ABA Section of International Law (SIL).
In 2011 the SIL obtained approval from the American Bar Association Board of Governors to create International City Chapters. The concept behind International City Chapters is to address the goal of ABA and SIL membership outreach. International City Chapters will act as “meeting points” for ABA members worldwide, to which potential and existing ABA and Section members may be invited. International City Chapters will also serve as a “host committee” for ABA leadership visits and meetings. International City Chapters will develop their own agendas, activities and events, and each International City Chapter will operate independently of each other except in the case where several City Chapters decide to plan joint events and activities with each other and/or with SIL.
International City Chapters are headed by a City Chapter Chair or Co-Chairs, who direct the objectives and planned activities of the City Chapter. The City Chapter is not a separate legal entity; and the ABA and SIL have no financial or legal responsibility for any of its acts. An International City Chapter is a local working group created to set up formal and informal meetings, events and activities to focus on local community interests and membership outreach. The main objectives of the International City Chapter are the organization of local activities to promote interest and membership in the ABA and the Section in the local legal community and to reach out to the local legal community to plan activities.
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The Vienna City Chapter includes lawyers in private practice, in-house practice, academia, government and NGOs, as well as law students, who are interested in regional activities, networking opportunities and educational programs in Austria. We work closely with Section Committees and other entities to develop continuing legal education and other programs designed to address substantive areas of law and organize networking events in Austria.
We can provide access to speaking and publications opportunities to interested Chapter members through our programs and meetings, and Chapter members have unparalleled opportunities to meet local lawyers in a wide range of practice areas who are active in our local community. For ABA members in Austria, nothing is better than knowing who to call when a legal matter arises which requires subject matter and geographic expertise.
We are always looking for new members! If you are interested in joining our International City Chapter or have an idea which you would like to suggest to the Chapter leadership (or if you just want to know how to get more involved generally), please contact our City Chapter Chair identified on the upper right.