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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 either Bayo Callender, Amy Sommers or Christian Jacobson, 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


Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Kounoupis, George
Valenti, Thomas

Vice-Chairs:

Carroll, Wayne
Dayal, Anand
Knox, Carolyn
Lima, Rosa

Committee Roster  


Archived Programs

Committee Events

So You Want to Be An Expat Lawyer - Part III

September 27, 2011
(archived podcast)

 
International Law Section Events

    International Estate Planning for Art Collectors and Their Advisors

    11/12/2014-11/12/2014

    Please Note: This is a non-CLE program The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Standard Time Program DescriptionBy some measures, there is in excess of $1 trillion in art, collectibles and other cultural property in private collections. While art, collectibles, and cultural property comprise ...

    15th Annual Live from the SEC

    11/13/2014-11/13/2014

    Recent Developments in International Securities Regulation and Enforcement: A lively, interactive update from U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Officials broadcast live from Washington, DC.Join us to get the latest updates from high-ranking SEC officials and Commissioner Kara M. Stein on SEC policy ...

    Missiles, Jets & Money: The Changing Anti-Corruption Landscape in the Aerospace and Defense Industry

    11/13/2014-11/13/2014
    American Bar Association
    Washington

    Please Note: This is a non-CLE program The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Standard Time Program DescriptionIn the U.S., military spending for large new projects is down drastically. In China, defense spending continues to rise, fueling an arms race in Asia with large defense purchases ...


Archived Program Materials


Additional Committee Materials

Modified by Gabrielle Miller on March 21, 2014

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