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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

    Law, Justice and Development Week 2014 (World Bank Global Forum)

    10/20/2014-10/24/2014

    LJD Week 2014 is a part of the Global Forum on Law, Justice and Development (Global Forum) where the Section is a Founding and Intellectual Partner. In September 2014, a report on Sustainable Development Goals to guide the post-2015 agenda will be submitted to the UN General Assembly. LJD Week 2014 ...

    Section of International Law 2014 Fall Meeting

    10/21/2014-10/25/2014
    Hilton Buenos Aires
    Buenos Aires

    WHAT WILL ATTENDANCE AT THE 2014 FALL MEETING OFFER YOU?Over 70 substantive continuing legal education sessions with world-class speakers;Cutting edge programming on the latest international legal and ethics issues;Networking opportunities with counterparts, decision makers & potential clients from around ...

    58TH congress of the Union Internationale des Avoc

    10/29/2014-10/29/2014

    The event will be held on 10/29/2014. The format is In-Person. The event sponsor(s) are Section of International Law. The event has 0.00 CLE Credits .


Archived Program Materials


Additional Committee Materials

Modified by Gabrielle Miller on March 21, 2014

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