American Bar Association
Government & Public Interest Committee

Government & Public Interest Committee

From the Leadership Team

Welcome to the NGO and Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee. This year's leadership team for 2015-2016 looks forward to providing valuable substantive information and networking opportunities. Our goal is to bring you expanded coverage of recent activities, informative news from around the world, featured articles, announcements about members, and important dates to put on your calendar.

This year, we will be engaging in a wide range of activities, including our conference calls, in-person programs in Washington, D.C. and New York, networking opportunities, publications, and collaborative efforts with other ABA entities. We look forward to continuing to participate in the Section's partnership with the World Bank, collaboration with other committees, and outreach to other organizations.

Are you interested in shaping the topics, activities, and direction of the committee? We encourage all members to join our monthly planning calls, which are usually held on the first Wednesday of each month. Look for the conference call announcement on the committee listserv.

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We look forward to hearing from you and to working with you in the year ahead.

Renee Dopplick
Stephen Zollman

Christi Bartman
Shayan Davoudi
Theresa Forbes
Jennifer Johnson
Kerry-Ann McLean

Steering Group
Jacqueline Farinella
Kevin C. Martin
Jason P Matechak

Senior Advisors
Emily Parker Hammill
Olufunmi Oluyede

Constituent Division Chair
Adejoké Babington-Ashaye

NGO & Not-for-Profit Committee Activities

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Upcoming Deadlines

International Law News
Spring Issue Deadline: December 1, 2015
Theme: Public-Private Partnerships

The Section of International Law's International Law News (ILN) publishes high-quality submissions on topics of interest to international law practitioners, researchers, and students. ILN is available online to members of the ABA Section of International Law and to print subscribers. ILN editors are interested in articles addressing each issue’s theme, but articles on other topics are also appreciated. Articles are typically 2,000–3,000 words in length. References and resources should be integrated into the text. Articles should not use footnotes. For additional details about submission requirements, review the ILN Author Guidelines.

ABA International Human Rights Award
Nominations deadline: December 15, 2015

The ABA invites nominations for the annual ABA International Human Rights Award, established to honor and give public recognition to an individual or organization who has made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of human rights outside of the United States. Given on behalf of the ABA Center for Human Rights, the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, the Section of International Law, the Section of Litigation, and and the Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI), the award is open to individuals or organizations. The award will be presented on Saturday, August 6, 2016 during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.

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Programs, Meetings and Events

Committee Events

NGO & Not-for-Profit Committee Monthly Teleconference

February 10, 2016
This Committee generally holds monthly calls the first Wednesday of every month at 1 pm ET. Contact Co-chairs for dial-in information.

Section Events

    NYC Lunar New Year Cocktail Celebration


    This event will take place at: Evergreen Shanghai 10 East 38th St, New York, NY Come celebrate the Lunar New Year after work with members of the China Committee, the Asia Pacific Committee and the India Committee at the Evergreen Shanghai in New York City on February 21, 2018. Its a great opportunity ...

    Employment Law World Tour: Employment Law in France, Switzerland, and the Netherlands


    The SIL Employment Committee is embarking on a World Tour of employment law! Our members have volunteered to share their expertise on employment law in their jurisdictions through quick, focused teleconferences that will occur on a regular basis during the 2017/18 season. The teleconferences will follow ...

    2017 US Sanctions Year-in-Review


    The seventh annual US sanctions year-in-review event will discuss significant developments in 2017 with respect to US sanctions targeting Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Sudan, and Venezuela, among others. After a busy 2017 under the new Trump Administration, this event will be helpful to, among others, ...

Committee Resources

Newsletters & Publications

Rule of Law White Papers

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