inclusion, and other human rights will be front and center at the New York
State Bar Association (NYSBA) International Section’s 2019 Global Conference,
Nov. 5-8 in Tokyo.
Titled "A World
of Many Voices, United in Our Diversity," the conference brings together
jurists and leading lawyers from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, China,
Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Indonesia, Italy,
Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, South Africa, South
Korea, Sweden, Taiwan, and the United States to address cutting-edge legal topics.
Hon. Joseph M. Young, Chargé d’ Affaires
of the U.S. Embassy, will address the conference at a luncheon on Nov. 6, and Hon.
Kunio Hamada, former justice of the Supreme Court of Japan and a founding
partner of Tokyo’s Mori Hamada & Matsumoto, will be the keynote speaker at
a luncheon the following day.
A “Human Rights
Plenary” will address diversity and inclusion, human trafficking, and LGBTQ
rights, including marriage equality. Another plenary will feature
representatives of major arbitral institutions, including the Hong Kong
International Arbitration Centre, ICC (Shanghai), ICDR (Singapore), JAMS
International, the Japan International Dispute Resolution Center, the Korean
Council for International Arbitration, and the Singapore International
Arbitration Centre. Among the topics they will discuss is the Arbitration
Pledge, the global call to action to address the under-representation of women
Other panels will
address current topics such as cybersecurity and data breach, international arbitration, investment in
North Korea, and cross-border mergers
and acquisitions. Two mock international arbitrations and an arbitral advocacy
workshop are also among the offerings.
A judicial plenary will
feature jurists from Japan, Korea, and the U.S. who will discuss courtroom
ethics and best practices for counsel. The
judges involved are Hon. Mr. Michihiro Mori, former judge, Fukuoka and Tokyo
District Courts; Hon. Loretta Preska, senior U.S. District judge and former chief
judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York; and Hon.
Woojin Kim, chief researcher, Judicial Policy Research Institute of the Supreme
Court of Korea, and presiding judge, the Seoul High Court.
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About the New York State Bar Association
The New York State Bar Association is the
largest voluntary state bar association in the nation. Since 1876, NYSBA has
helped shape the development of law, educated and informed the legal profession
and the public, and championed the rights of New Yorkers through advocacy and
guidance in our communities.
Contact: Dan Weiller