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 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



Kounoupis, George
Valenti, Thomas


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)

Section Events

    2014 North America Forum

    Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel

    Pre-Registration is CLOSED Onsite Registration will be availableThe Internet and e-commerce have fundamentally altered notions of free trade as the digital age blurs political and economic borders. Legal and regulatory underpinnings of trade are being revised, as a matter of commercial practicality, ...

    A Victory for Freedom and Democracy: 25 Years after the Fall of the Iron Curtain


    *Introduction by ABA President, William Hubbard*Please Note: This is a non-CLE program The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Daylight Time Program DescriptionOn November 9, 1989, people of East and West Berlin exuberantly embraced: that memorable Thursday evening ended decades of separation, ...

    China’s Antitrust Enforcement in 2014: Looking Back, Looking Forward


    Please Note: This is a non-CLE program The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Standard Time Program DescriptionMark your calendar for an exciting program that will provide unique insights into the enforcement of Chinas Anti-Monopoly Law in the Year of 2014. The program will cover recent ...

Archived Program Materials

Additional Committee Materials

Modified by Gabrielle Miller on March 21, 2014

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