PANAMA AND NEW YORK STATE BAR ASSOCIATIONS SIGN PACT
TO PROMOTE LEGAL RELATIONSHIPS
Leaders of the Panama and New York State Bar Associations, building on a
strong existing relationship, have signed an agreement enhancing
professional ties between the two organizations.
The agreement was signed Thursday in Panama City by César
Ruiloba, president of the Panama Bar Association (Colegio Nacional de
Abogados de Panamá), and by Vincent E. Doyle III, president of the
New York State Bar Association, and Andre R. Jaglom, chair of the State
Bar’s International Section, which is meeting in Panama this
The agreement seeks to “enable members of both institutions to
become acquainted with the ever more complex and varied legal
relationships arising through the economic and social bonds between the
citizens of the Republic of Panama and the State of New York.”
The two bar associations will share information about professional
ethics, legal training, trends in the profession and new developments in
the law and judicial systems in Panama and New York. Attorneys belonging
to either association also will be able to attend meetings and
continuing legal education programs sponsored by the other association.
Both organizations are motivated by a mutual concern about the future of
the legal profession.
“Practicing law in a global economy requires attorneys to
develop strong professional relationships with colleagues in other
nations,” said Doyle of Buffalo (Connors & Vilardo LLP).
“There are particularly strong ties between New York and the
growing economies of Latin America, including Panama. This agreement
builds upon a long, historic relationship between Panamanian and New
The 77,000-member New York State Bar Association is the largest
voluntary state bar association in the United States of America. It was
founded in 1876.
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