Sections & Committees

International Section

The Privacy and Data Protection Committee, of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association invites you to a:

Planning Meeting of the Committee

May 23, 2018
BakerHostetler 
45 Rockefeller Plaza (5th Ave between 50th and 51st St.)
New York, NY
12:30 pm


Co-Chairs, Gerald Ferguson, Corey Omer and Lisa Sotto welcome you to join them to discuss setting plans and goals for the committee, including topics for potential seminars and position papers.


Please direct all questions concerning the meeting and RSVP by May 21, 2018 to Marianne Warnock at mwarnock@bakerlaw.com


For more information about the International Section, or to join this committee, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org.

Introduction to Immigration Law

Sponsored by the International Section, the President's Committee on Access to Justice, the Committee on Legal Aidand the Committee on Continuing Legal Education.

Thursday, May 24, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Live CLE Program & Webcast
Networking Reception to Follow!

New York State Bar Association
1 Elk Street
Albany, NY 12207

8.5 MCLE Credits: 4.5 Professional Practice, 2.0 Skills, 1.0 Ethics, 1.0 Diversity, Inclusion and Elimination of Bias

NYSBA Member: $150 | Non-Member: $250


Learn More About Program Title
Program Brochure

Agenda Topics
· Conversation on Needs for Lawyers in Immigration Proceedings
· Introduction to Immigration Concepts
· Family Based Immigration
· Deportation Defense
· Cultural Sensitivity in Working With Immigrant Clients
· Mock Immigration Court Hearing
· Legal Method, Citing, Quoting & Ethics
· Winning Rhetorical Devices

Program Faculty
Jojo Annobil, Esq. | Immigrant Justice Corps | NYC
Camille Mackler, Esq. | New York Immigration Coalition | NYC
Joanne Macri, Esq. | NYS Office of Indigent Legal Services | Albany
Professor Sarah Rogerson | Albany Law School | Albany
Brian M. Wang, Esq. | Law Office of Brian Wang, PLLC | Albany
Stephen Yale-Loehr, Esq. | Cornell Law School | Ithaca


Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the segment WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.


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If you have any questions about this program, please contact Patrick Boland, CLE Program Manager, or Jessica Patterson, Program Coordinator.

Legal Era

Theme: East Meets West: Understand the Emerging Markets, Ground Realities, Opportunities & Path Ahead

May 24-25, 2018 

Hotel Marriott, Downtown
New York, NY 

The two day conference will have in-depth discussions on key topics focusing on the commercial and legal challenges faced by Indian companies in the US and US companies in India.

REGISTER HERE

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To learn more about the International Section, contact Tiffany Bardwell. 

GLOBAL LAW WEEK 
MONDAY, JUNE 11, 2018 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018

The New York State Bar Association, International Section, organizes a biennial event called Global Law Week. The week features three days of high quality international law continuing legal education (“CLE”) programming at leading New York law firms. Join and network with your peers and other international lawyers in a series of programs designed to facilitate networking and deepen your knowledge about current international law issues. 

In addition to the law firm hosted CLE panels, the second half of Global Law Week features a two-day mandatory continuing legal education (“MCLE”) “International Bridge the Gap” program designed to introduce recently-admitted attorneys to inter-national practice.  Offering 16 MCLE credits, including 3 ethics credits, the “International Bridge the Gap” program features a highly qualified and robust faculty with deep experience in international law. If you or other colleagues are considering focusing your career on international practice, the program should not be missed.

View the full program brochure here. 

Register directly with the host firm's RSVP contact.


INTERNATIONAL BRIDGING THE GAP
THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 - FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 

Global Law Week 2015


BRIDGING THE GAP

Have you started an international legal career or are you interested in expanding your skill set to include international law? It can be challenging to develop the knowledge and experience necessary to represent clients in international legal affairs, such as cross-border mergers and acquisitions, international litigation and arbitration, and international corporate law. In the increasingly globalized and interconnected world, legal work often requires a multidisciplinary, cross-border approach. Issues may be complex and varied, and it often takes years to learn about the many aspects of international practice.

Organized by the New York State Bar Association, International Section (“NYSBA International”), this course covers critical aspects of international law for those entering or practicing in this diverse and complex area. Join a distinguished and experienced NYSBA International faculty and learn about the fundamental underlying areas of cross-border practice and other critical aspects of international law, and receive sixteen (16) MCLE credits, including three (3) ethics credits.

View the full program brochure here.

Register Here

Sponsored by the Committee on Continuing Legal Education and the International Section of the New York State Bar Association and Fordham University School of Law.

June 14-15, 2018
Thursday: 9:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:05 p.m.
Live CLE Program 

Fordham University School of Law
150 W 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023

16.0 MCLE Credits: 6.0 Skills, 3.0 Ethics, 7.0 Areas of Professional Practice

NYSBA Member: $420 | Non-Member: $695

International Section Member: $295


Learn More About International Bridging the Gap
View the full program brochure here.

Agenda Topics

Day 1 - Thursday, June 14, 2018

  • Framework of International Practice, Parts One and Two
  • Cross-Border M&A: Buying and Selling Companies Around the World
  • International IP: Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents
  • International Employment Law
  • International Tax
  • Marketing and Distribution in the U.S. and Around the World
  • Immigration Law
  • Business and Human Rights: The UN Guiding Principles

Day 2 - Friday, June 15, 2018

  • International Corporate Compliance
  • International Litigation Basics
  • International Arbitration
  • International Bankruptcy Basics
  • Cross-Border Data Protection and Cyber-security
  • Introduction to Cross-Border Estate Planning
  • Ethics in the International Practice of Law

Program Chair
Neil A. Quartaro, Esq. | Watson Farley & Williams LLP

NYSBA Member: $420
International Section Member: $295
Fordham Law School Faculty: $295
Non-Member: $695


Newly Admitted Attorneys: To receive skills credit, newly admitted attorneys must take accredited transitional CLE courses in traditional live classroom settings that have been approved by the CLE Board for use by newly admitted attorneys.  For more information about the CLE Rules, please go to www.nycourts.gov/Attorneys/CLE.

Out of State Accreditation: This program has also been approved for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board and the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the State of New Jersey.  If you require MCLE credit in other states, we can provide you a Uniform MCLE Form.

Partial Credit for Program Segments Not Allowed: Under the New York State Continuing Legal Education Board Regulations and Guidelines, attendees at CLE programs cannot get MCLE credit for a program segment (typically, a lecture or panel, of which there are usually several in a program) unless they are present for the entire segment. Those who arrive late, depart early, or are absent for any portion of the program WILL NOT receive credit for that program segment.

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If you have any questions about the content this program, please contact staff attorney Thomas Richards, section liaison Tiffany Bardwell, or program coordinator Bridget Donlon.  

To register for this program please click on the link below or contact the NYSBA Member Resource Center at 800-582-2452 or mrc@nysba.org.



Together the New York State Bar Association International Section and the Committee for Private International Law of the Israel Bar Association
Cordially Invite you to attend a seminar on cross-border investments, inheritance and taxation:

June 18, 2018
8:30 - 10:00 a.m.

10 Daniel Frisch St.
Tel Aviv, Israel

The program is complimentary, but registration is required. Contact Glenn Fox to register.

Topics:

  • US Persons Investing in Israeli Real Estate
  • Planning for Israelis Investing in US Real Estate and US Intangibles
  • Pre-Aliyah Planning, Including Impact of the US Expatriation Tax and the Ten Year Israeli Tax Holiday
  • International panel on Cross Border Estate and Trust Planning and on the recognition and enforcement of Probate/inheritance orders
  • The enactment of UBO registers in the UK
  •  The enactment of UBO Registers in selected EU jurisdictions
  • Common Reporting Standards – A threat to personal data

View program brochure for more information.

To learn more about the International Section, contact Tiffany Bardwell. 

Montreal 2018 International Meeting Slider

Join the International Section as it explores Montreal, Canada for its Seasonal Meeting in 2018!

October 24-26, 2018
Montreal, Canada

InterContinental Hotel
360 Rue Saint Antoine Ouest
Montréal, QC H2Y 3X4, Canada

Reserve your hotel room today!  https://aws.passkey.com/go/NYSBA2018
Additional meeting details will be available shortly.  

Market your firm or organization

There are many sponsorship options available to you – from meeting bags to a networking break, or the Gala Dinner.  There are options for every budget!  Email Tiffany Bardwell for more information. 
Sponsorship Brochure- View the various sponsorship opportunities available


Watch the conference video here

View the Flyer here

Contact Tiffany Bardwell at tbardwell@nysba.org for more information.





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 9, 2018 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, current email address and daytime phone number.

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

Past Recipients of this Award 

2018 Brochure coming soon!


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 2018

Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2019

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:
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VIEW THE LATEST 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. 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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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. 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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NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL CHAPTER NEWS Archive

The New York International Chapter News merged with the International Law Practicum, effective with the Autumn 2014 issue. You can find reports on current issues and updates on international law, country news, member news, firm news and Section activities in the International Law Practicum. Archived issues from 2000-2014 can be viewed here.