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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:

Lima, Rosa
Vagenas, Konstantina

Vice-Chairs:

Dayal, Anand
Knox, Carolyn
Kounoupis, George
Matos, Nancy
Sullivan, Neil
Valenti, Thomas

Committee Roster  


Archived Programs

Committee Events

So You Want to Be An Expat Lawyer - Part III

September 27, 2011
(archived podcast)

 
Section Events

    11th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute

    08/24/2016-08/25/2016
    Walter E Washington Convention Center
    Washington

    The event will be held on 08/24/2016 - 08/25/2016. The format is In-Person. The event sponsor(s) are Section of International Law. The event has 0.00 CLE Credits .

    “CAS”: The “Supreme Court of Sports” at the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics

    08/30/2016-08/30/2016

    The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio captured the attention of the world and also spawned a record-setting number of high-profile disputes involving athletes from countries around the globe, competing in a broad range of Olympic events. Nicknamed the Supreme Court of Sport, the Court of Arbitration for ...

    The Impact of TPP on NAFTA

    09/14/2016-09/14/2016

    Proponents of the TPP state that it will deepen the economic relations between NAFTA countries. The Obama Administration argues that NAFTA is strengthened because it expressly addresses workers rights and environmental issues, and imposes trade sanctions for violations. The TPP also addresses ...


Archived Program Materials


Additional Committee Materials

Modified by Adam Vogel on July 9, 2015

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