International Section

  • Vienna 2014 Belvedere
    International Section Seasonal Meeting - Vienna, Austria - October 15-17 Registration Now Open!!
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  • Upcoming Events
    • July 22 Microfinance and Financial Inclusion Committee meeting

      Please join us for the next Financial Inclusion and the Law Series teleconference event on July 22 at noon.  We will explore issues relating to access to finance for agriculture-based communities.  All are welcome to join the call (this is a conference call, not a webcast).  Please RSVP based on the details below:

       

      The International Microfinance and Financial Inclusion Committee (MAFIC) of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA)

      Financial Inclusion and the Law Series

      Agriculture-based Communities and Access to Financial Services a discussion with Michelle BucklesSustainable Finance Director at the Rainforest Alliance and Richard LeftleyChief Executive Officer at MicroEnsure

      The speakers will explore financial security in agriculture-based communities, with particular emphasis on small farming enterprises, including an overview of how financial service providers are meeting their needs.

       

      Tuesday, July 22, 2014
      12:00pm to 1:00pm

       

      Teleconference

      Dial – in: 866-640-4044

      Participant Code: 45792#

                                                                                                                                                     

      Invite your colleagues • "Walk-ups" welcome

       

      To learn more about MAFIC, please visit www.nysba.org/MAFIC

      For speaker bios, click on their organization’s websites:  Michelle Buckles, and Richard Leftley

       

    • International Section Seasonal Meeting - Vienna Austria


      PLEASE JOIN THE INTERNATIONAL SECTION AS THEY EXPLORE VIENNA, AUSTRIA FOR THEIR 2014 SEASONAL MEETING.

      OCTOBER 15-17, 2014 


      The 2014 seasonal meeting will include many special highlights:

      • Full day CLE programs and lunch at the Vienna International Centre (VIC), home to the United Nations in Vienna
      • Gala Dinner at the famous Belvedere Palace
      • Program being held at the breathtaking Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna Hotel
      • Three panel tracks featuring topics related to: Regulatory and Administrative, Dispute Resolution and Transaction Law
      Tour Information available here!

      Important CLE Information:
      The New York State MCLE Board requirement for Attorneys in practice beyond the first two years after admission to the Bar is 24 credit hours per biennial registration cycle, with four hours of these credit hours earned in the area of ethics and professionalism. This program will satisfy up to 17 MCLE credit hours including up to 2.0 hours in ethics and/or up to 15 hours in the general category. The ethics portion of this program will qualify for MCLE credit for newly admitted attorneys; however, the balance of the program will not qualify since it is not a basic practical skills program.
      Don’t miss your chance to earn these CLE credits. Sign up now!


      Hotel Reservations:
      The 2014 Seasonal Meeting will be held at the Palais Hansen Kempinski Vienna.  Discounted room rates for our program are $245.00 euros for single occupancy and $265.00 euros for double occupancy.  Attendees must make their hotel reservations directly with the hotel by visiting, www.nysba.org/viennahotelreservation.  The discounted rate is only available through the website link and will not be available on the hotel’s main webpage.  
      The deadline to submit hotel reservations is Friday, September 19th. Availability of rooms is not guaranteed up to the cut-off date and reservations received after the above date are accepted on a space and rate availability basis and cannot be guaranteed at the conference rate. 

      Download Program Brochure (pdf)
      Sponsorship Brochure (pdf)

      REGISTER NOW!!!


      Please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org with any questions.


    • NYSBA Travel to Cuba

      NYSBA TRAVEL TO CUBA

      The NYSBA International Section is pleased to announce the limited availability of People to People travel to Cuba through an itinerary which is compliant with current Federal regulations for such travel and which also provides a significant amount of exposure to the legal community in Cuba. More detailed information about this opportunity is being made available together with this e-letter, and is also available on the New York State Bar Association website at www.nysba.org. The itineraries are subject to change, and there will be some alternative activities scheduled for non-lawyers accompanying NYSBA members on the trip. 
      The available travel dates are December 1-6, 2014 and include an overnight stay in Miami the night before the date of travel to Cuba. Participants will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and expenses from their home base to Miami, and returning at the end of the trip from Miami to home. Please read the accompanying information for more details and for instructions how to sign up. Please note that participation in each trip is limited to approximately 25 persons. Due to legal requirements and NYSBA policies with respect to this travel opportunity (a) participants must be US citizens traveling on a US passport, (b) each participant must be either a NYSBA member or a spouse/partner/significant other traveling with a NYSBA member, (c) all lawyer participants are required to participate in each activity in the itinerary, and (d) all non-lawyers accompanying NYSBA participants are required to participate in the activity schedule which will be available for non-lawyers. Regrettably, independent travel outside the scope of the itinerary is not permitted.
      Due to limited availability, you are encouraged to submit your application to participate as soon as possible. We will advise you as soon thereafter as feasible whether your application is accepted.

      December 1-6, 2014 itinerary
      Promotional details and Application

      Please note that this program is FULL.  Any further applications will be placed on a waiting list for this trip.  A March 2015 trip is scheduled as well and further details regarding that trip will be available later this year.

      If you require any further information, please contact Cuba Cultural Travel as indicated in the application materials

      For additional information about this event contact cuba@nysba.org.




  • Section Awards

    Albert S. Pergam International Law Writing Competition Award

    To foster legal scholarship among law students in the field of international law. The competition is intended to encourage students of law to write on areas of public or private international law. The Section believes that by providing a forum for students to disseminate their ideas and articles, the professional and academic communities are enriched. Furthermore, the competition presents an opportunity for students to submit law review quality articles to the Section for possible publication in one of its publications.

    Presented by: International Section

    Contact:  Tiffany Bardwell

    Nomination Deadline: Entries should be emailed by 4:00 p.m., Friday, November 21, 2014 to the staff liaison.

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting

    Award Criteria: Articles must be submitted (in English), and emailed to tbardwell@nysba.org, double-spaced on 8 1/2" x 11" paper with one-inch margins, be no longer than 35 pages in length (including footnotes/endnotes). Citations are to conform with "A Uniform System of Citation" (The Blue Book).

    All articles submitted for the competition become the property of the Section. No article submitted may be published in any journal or periodical other than the "New York State Bar Journal," the "New York International Law and Review," or the "International Law Practicum," until after announcement of the winner of this competition in January.

    Law students (including J.D., LL.M., Ph.D. and S.J.D. candidates) are cordially invited to submit an entry. Entries will be judges on a variety of factors including significance and timeliness of the subject matter, thoroughness of research and analysis, and clarity of writing style.
    Please provide your permanent address, daytime phone number and social security number.

    Prize Awarded: $2,000 and publication of the article (subject to editorial approval) in aforementioned publications.

    Past Recipients of this Award

    Download the Albert S. Pergam Writing Competition brochure.


    Distinction in International Law and Affairs

    To honor outstanding efforts in the area of international law and affairs.

    Presented by: International Section

    Contact: Tiffany Bardwell

    Nomination Deadline: October 2013

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2014

    Award Criteria: A major contribution during the year (or during an entire career) to the global development of international law or the rule of law; and a willingness to speak or send a suitable alternate to accept the award at the Annual Meeting.

    Prize Awarded: Scroll



  • Publications

    International Law Review

    VIEW THE NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL LAW REVIEW

    The New York International Law Review features peer-written substantive articles relating to the practice of international law on such topics as NAFTA, terrorist financing restrictions, the collection of money judgments outside the U.S., foreign direct investments, and trade agreements. Edited by Lester Nelson, Esq., with the assistance of St. John's University School of Law, the New York International Law Review is published twice per year by the International Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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    International Law Practicum

    VIEW THE LATEST INTERNATIONAL LAW PRACTICUM

    The International Law Practicum features peer-written, substantive articles relating to the practical needs of attorneys in an international setting, emphasizing clinical matters as opposed to academic, exploring the application of international law for the generalist rather than theoretical discussions for the expert. Edited by Amber Wessels-Yen, Esq., the International Law Practicum is published twice per year by the International Section and distributed to Section members free of charge.
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    International Chapter News

    VIEW THE LATEST NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER NEWS

    The New York International Chapter News reports on current issues and updates on international law, country news, member news, firm news and Section activities. Edited by Dunniela Kaufman, Esq., the New York International Chapter News is published by the International Section and distributed to Section Members free of charge.
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