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
Wiener, Laurence


Dayal, Anand
Gaskin, Roberto
Horowitz, Bruce
Lima, Rosa
Sullivan, Neil
Turchi, Elizabeth


Murnane, Linda
Sommers, Amy

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

    Understanding Necessary Regulatory and Legal Frame


    Please Note: This is a non-CLE program The timing for this program is listed in US Eastern Daylight Time This is the first of six programs on this topic. If you select one of the Package Pass rates, you will automatically gain access to all six teleconferences for the price of five. The dial in information ...

    2014 Section of International Leadership Retreat


    Harvard Club of Boston, MassachusettsYour registration fee includes: Wednesday's Networking Luncheon with the Division Chairs, Teambuilding Reception and Welcome Dinner, Thursday's Breakfast and Committee Awards Luncheon and Friday's Breakfast.Thursday's Division Clambake and afternoon excursions are ...

    Law and Economy: China America Legal Forum —Management of Legal Risk for International Business


    The event will be held on 09/04/2014 - 09/05/2014. The format is In-Person. The event sponsor(s) are Section of International Law.

Archived Program Materials

Additional Committee Materials

Modified by Gabrielle Miller on March 21, 2014

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