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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 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


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)

 
Section Events

    Section Leadership Retreat 2015

    07/29/2015-07/31/2015

    Programming and Events Include:Countless Opportunities to Network with Section LeadershipInteractive Planning & Strategy Sessions & Section Awards PresentationClosing Dinner at the Famous Chicago House of BluesExcursions around

    Many Faces of Mediation: An Alternative to Courtroom Drama

    08/11/2015-08/11/2015

    As international business transactions and commerce continue to grow, interest in mediation has increased. Mediation offers less rigid dispute resolution opportunities, and provides greater respect for differing cultures and legal traditions. Mediation also helps avoid the massive court dockets and astronomical ...

    Gaming the Games: FIFA and Corruption in International Sports

    09/09/2015-09/09/2015

    Join us as the SIL Anti-Corruption Committee brings together international experts on corruption in football and international sports to dissect and discuss the recent bribery scandals that have rocked the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) this past spring. Learn what the ongoing ...


Archived Program Materials


Additional Committee Materials

Modified by Adam Vogel on July 9, 2015

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