American Bar Association
Section of International Law: U.S. Lawyers Practicing Abroad Committee

Section of International Law:
U.S. Lawyers Practicing Abroad Committee

Message From The Co-Chairs

This committee serves the needs and interests of U.S.-licensed lawyers who work or are interested in working outside the United States. Committee programs and initiatives include CLE programming to fulfill state bar CLE requirements, ad hoc programs of special interest to our members, initiatives to improve the practice of law outside of the U.S. and networking opportunities for U.S.-licensed attorneys residing abroad.

Looking for Active Members

If you are interested in taking an active part on our Steering Committee or on a particular project, please contact the Co-Chairs, whose details are on the upper right.

Here are some projects that may interest you:

  • Increase the number of ABA benefits that actually work for members who live abroad
  • Set up local U.S. Lawyers Abroad networking groups and events
  • seek out and correct ABA electronic forms that require information that does not apply or exist abroad
  • Suggest and work on Committee programs, publications, phone, and teleconferences
  • Improve the Committee webpage
  • Mentor members and law students who have recently moved or who expect to move abroad
  • Work on changing the SSA law that discriminates against non-U.S. citizen widows and widowers of deceased U.S. citizens Social Security beneficiaries
  • Increase Committee membership
  • Work on identifying and resolving the gaps which impact the ability to obtain notarized statements required for various reasons within the U.S.
  • Support the ABA Focus on Women in the Law positive deviance programs
  • Identify ABA Ethics 20/20 issues and concerns which impact U.S. lawyers practicing abroad
  • Other creative activities that you suggest

Join Us



Knox, Carolyn
Lima, Rosa
Raccanello, Beatrice


Franklin, Timothy
Horowitz, Bruce
Kounoupis, George
Murnane, Linda
Seymour, S
Smith, Marie
Sullivan, Neil
Turchi, Elizabeth
Valenti, Thomas
Wiener, Laurence

Committee Roster  

Archived Programs

Committee Events

So You Want to Be An Expat Lawyer - Part III

September 27, 2011
(archived podcast)

Section Events

    International Law Weekend 2016


    The event will be held on 10/27/2016. The format is In-Person. The event sponsor(s) are Section of International Law. The event has 0.00 CLE Credits .

    Recent Initiatives by the U.S. Government to Combat Forced Labor Practices


    In-Person event at: Sidley Austin 1500 K St NW Washington, DC Teleconference option available! According to the International Labor Organization, forced labor, including human trafficking, in the private economy accounts for $150 billion in illegal profits each year, and the Department of States ...

    2016 Americas Forum - Bogota

    Hilton Bogota

    Our Early Bird Registration Deadline has been extended until October 17th. Register today to lock in lower rates and don't forget to reserve your room. The hotel booking deadline is also October

Archived Program Materials

Additional Committee Materials

Modified by Adam Vogel on July 9, 2015

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