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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



- Join Our Committee
- Join Our INTERNATIONAL LAW SECTION
- Join The ABA


Leadership



Co-Chairs:  George S Kounoupis, Laurence Paul Wiener

Vice-Chairs:  Anand S Dayal, Roberto Reyes Gaskin, Bruce Horowitz, Rosa Lima, Neil A J Sullivan, Elizabeth Ann Turchi

Advisors:  Linda Strite Murnane, Amy L Sommers

Committee Roster (327 total members)


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Archived Programs



Committee Events
So You Want to Be An Expat Lawyer - Part III
September 27, 2011
(archived podcast)

 

Archived Program Materials



So You Want to be an Expat Lawyer - Living and Working Overseas as a Lawyer - (L. White)
So You Want to be an Expat Lawyer - Speaking Points - (G. Kounoupis)
So You Want to be an Expat Lawyer -Multiple Bar Admissions India - (A. Dayal)
So You Want to be an Expat Lawyer - Globetrotting Law Firms - (J. Krishnan)
So You Want to be an Expat Lawyer - In-house Attorneys and Attorney-Client Privilege (C. Castellano)
So You Want to be an Expat Lawyer - IRS Guidance for U.S. Citizens Abroad (N. Sullivan)
So You Want to be an Expat Lawyer - American in Paris, Nice, and Monte Carlo (N. Sullivan)

Additional Committee Materials



USLAC 2011-2012 Conference Call Schedule
ABA Focus on Women in Law - Lansing Conference (video)
Survey Findings on Practical Aspects of Notarial Services
Proposed Reform of Uniform Law of Notarial Acts

Modified by Gabrielle Miller on March 21, 2014

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