American Bar Association
Section of International Law: Transnational Legal Practice Committee

Section of International Law:
Transnational Legal Practice Committee

About the Committee

The committee reviews the various policy and practical issues affecting global cross-border legal practice. With respect to "inbound" services, the committee studies and encourages alternative methods to allow foreign lawyers to offer legal services in the U.S. With respect to "outbound" services, the committee investigates new ways in which foreign countries can deal with U.S. lawyers practicing in their jurisdictions. Additionally, the committee interacts with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives in its negotiations of treaty terms affecting cross-border legal services as well as with U.S. regulators to reduce obstacles to multijurisdictional practice.

We are also pleased to regularly publish Transnational Legal Practice Committee (TLPC) Quarterly Newsletter. Our primary goal is to provide a platform for the publication of concise, researched and practical information on the access to the practice of law for foreign lawyers in jurisdictions around the globe. In addition, we will utilize this space for the diffusion of Committee news, highlighting upcoming events, projects and conferences and to recap the key talking points from these events.

Our committee is comprised of experts and practitioners from a remarkably diverse cross-section of nationalities, representing countries in North and South America, Asia, Oceana, Africa and Europe. With global coverage, we can provide our readers with insight on policy, regulation and market changes that influence the transnational practice of law. Focusing on different regions in each edition, our aim is to serve, over time, as a clearinghouse of global information from local and regional sources.

Please download Newsletter in “Publications” section.

Recent Events

Future Forward: Change, Transformation and the Mid-Career Lawyer; TLPC Panel Session, Section of International Spring Meeting New York 2016

At the Section of International Law 2016 Spring Meeting in New York City from April 12 – 16, the TLPC hosted a lively and informative panel discussion, titled Future Forward: Change Transformation and the Mid-Career Lawyer.

Report on the panel by S. Elisa Kim ia available in Committee Newsletter - please download in "Publications" section

Year-in-Review Report for 2015 is available!

Committee publications officer Laurel S. Terry, Professor of Law, Dickinson School of Law, Pennstate University, has prepared the Year-in-Review Report for 2015 which can be downloaded under Publication section on this page. The Article analyses recent developments in the US, initiatives taken by international organizations and relevant aspects in other countries, thus providing an excellent overview of the current state of the Transnational Legal Practice.

Call for Information

Please inform us about all regulatory changes of which you become aware in your own jurisdiction or in a unified area. This is to the benefit of all our members who look for information regarding the practice of law in other countries. Please address your information or references to Dina Gracheva at

Join Us


Committee Roster  

Year-in-Review and Quarterly Newsletter

Sites of Interest

Upcoming Committee Events

Committee Events

Section of International Law 2016 Retreat

August 3, 2016 - August 5, 2016
The Ritz-Carlton-Half Moon Bay
One Miramontes Point Rd Half
Moon Bay, CA 94019

Section of International Law Fall Meeting 2016 in Tokyo

October 18, 2016 - October 22, 2016
Hilton Tokyo
6-6-2 Nishishinjuku,
Shinjuku, Tokyo 160-0023 Japan
Section Events

    Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Bilateral versus Multilateral


    Location: Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 400 Washington, DC 20004 President Trump has scrapped the multilateral Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement and has stated that he intends to renegotiate NAFTA. He has made it clear that, instead of these multilateral agreements, ...

    What Foreign Lawyers Need to Know About Changes in US Immigration Laws


    Location: Syed Law Firm Conference Center 1250 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 825 Washington, DC 20036 Phone: 202-503-1425 Since many overseas businesses and families are impacted by changes in US immigration law and practice, this program will inform ABA members located outside of the USA about recent ...

    The Future of the Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)


    Locations: The American Bar Association 1050 Connecticut Ave., NW Suite 570 Washington, DC 20036 GrayRobinson, P.A. 333 SE 2nd Avenue 32nd Floor Miami, Florida 33131 C-TPAT (Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism) has now grown to over 10,000 member in the United States and beyond our ...

Transnational Legal Practice News

Recent news on trasnational legal practice regulation and business

Modified by Dina Gracheva on June 30, 2016

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