São Paolo Bar Association President Luiz Flávio Borges D´Urso and New York State Bar Association President Stephen P. Younger have signed an agreement to enhance professional ties between the two organizations. The ceremony took place on March 15 in São Paolo, Brazil.

The agreement builds on the organizations' strong existing relationship.  The groups will share information on matters related to professional ethics, legal training, trends in the profession and new developments in the law and judicial systems in the states of São Paolo and New York as well as the nations of Brazil and the United States of America.

Attorneys belonging to either association would also be able to attend meetings and professional training sessions sponsored by the other association. The two organizations are motivated by a mutual interest about the future of the legal profession.

"The way attorneys practice law in New York, São Paolo and elsewhere is undergoing change, especially as technology shrinks distances between people and nations," said Younger of New York  (Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP).  "This agreement will enable us to work even more productively with our fellow attorneys in São Paolo."

The full memorandum can be viewed at: www.nysba.org/brazilmou.

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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