International Section

  • Seoul 2018 Slider
    Seoul Regional Meeting - April 23-24, 2018 Save the Date!
  • Global Law Week 2017
    Global Law Week 2018
  • Montreal 2018 International Meeting Slider
    Montreal Seasonal Meeting 2018
  • Upcoming Events
    • March 22-23, 2018 - 14th Annual International Estate Planning Institute


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      Start Date: 
      Thursday, March 22, 2018
      End Date: 
      Friday, March 23, 2018

      Press Register button below for pricing. 
      The New York State Bar Association and
      The Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners USA (STEP) present:
      14th Annual International Estate Planning Institute  

      Thursday, March 22 - Friday, March 23, 2018

      * Day 1: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
      Day 2: 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
      *There will be a luncheon on Day 1 of the Institute. Please be sure to select Kosher/Non-Kosher when you register if you plan to attend the lunch. If you have food allergies or require a vegetarian meal contact to make arrangements for a different meal option. Lunch is not available for webcast registrants. 

      Live Program and Simultaneous Webcast
      Crowne Plaza Times Square
      1605 Broadway and 49th
      New York, NY 10019

      Traditional King Room:   $275
      Traditional Double Room:  $295
      -       Rooms are available on a first-come basis until Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Reservations should be made directly with Crowne Plaza reservations at 1-888-233-9527.

      13.0 MCLE Credits: 12.0 Professional Practice; 1.0 Ethics
      This course also provides 12.0 CPE credits for NY and NJ CPAs.
      This advanced-level non-transitional course has been approved for MCLE credit in New York for all attorneys, except those who are newly admitted (less than 24 months).
      Register by Friday, June 30, 2017 and receive a $250 discount off the full price rate!

      NYSBA & STEP Members: $745 Early Bird ($995 Full Price)
      Non-Member $945 Early Bird ($1195 Full Price)
      * CLE seminar coupons & complimentary passes cannot be used for this program.
      New York State Bar Association
      > Trusts and Estates Law Section
      > International Section
      > Committee on Continuing Legal Education
      Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)
      Who Should Attend:
      Trust and Estate Attorneys, Tax Attorneys, Trust Officers, Investment Advisors, Bankers, Estate Planners, Bank Attorneys, Accountants, Financial Planners

      Register Today

    • April 13, 2018 NYILR Symposium

      FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018

      St. John's Law School
      Queens Campus

      Globe in Hands

      Registration details coming soon!

      For more information about this program contact Tiffany Bardwell at  

    • April 23-24, 2018 Seoul Regional Meeting

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      APRIL 23-24, 2018

      Why Attend this Meeting?

      • The program will satisfy up to 7.5 NY MCLE credit hours in professional practice.    

      • Develop and reinforce your legal contacts by networking with other leading international attorneys. 

      • Hot Topics in International Law will be discussed, such as:

      • International Public Law
      • View from the Bench: Perspectives on Judging
      • Global Trade Wars in connection with anti-dumping and antitrust law
      • Cross-border Insolvency
      • Corruption Convictions on businesses in the U.S. and Korea
      • International Arbitration Awards

      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. 

      The 2018 Regional Meeting conference hotel will be the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas Hotel. Availability of rooms is not guaranteed after the cut-off date and will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis and cannot be guaranteed at the conference rate. 
      Sponsorship Brochure- View the various sponsorship opportunities available

      The International Section thanks the following Sponsors for the generous support:
      Choi & Park LLC
      Alston & Bird LLP

      Hotel Reservations

      A hotel room block has been reserved for the International Section at the Grand InterContinental Seoul Parnas, 521 Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, South Korea. 
      To book a room, fill out the reservation form and return directly to the hotel.

      For more information about this program, or the International Section, please contact Tiffany Bardwell at


    • May 24, 2018 - Introduction to Immigration Law

      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

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      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

      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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      To view the full list of Continuing Legal Education Programs, click here.

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

    • June 11-15, 2018 Global Law Week

      TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018 - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 13, 2018

      THURSDAY, JUNE 14, 2018 - FRIDAY, JUNE 15, 2018

      Global Law Week 2015

      Fordham University School of Law 
      Constantino Room
      8:30 a.m. - 5:35 p.m.
      5:40 - 7:00 p.m. - Cocktail Reception succeeding Wednesday's program

      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, this course covers critical aspects of international law for those entering or practicing in this diverse and complex area. Join a distinguished and experience 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) Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credits, including two (2) ethics credits.

      Panel topics include : 

      • Framework of International Practice
      • Marketing and Distribution in the U.S. and Around the World 
      • International IP: Copyrights, Trademarks and Patents
      • International Employment Law
      • International Tax
      • Cross-Border M&A: Buying and Selling Companies Around the World
      • Business and Human Rights: The UN Guiding Principles 
      • International Litigation Basics
      • International Arbitration
      • International Bankruptcy Basics
      • Cross-Border Data Protection and Cyber-Security 
      • International Trust and Estates 
      • What's a Little Lanyap Between Friends? The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
      • International Corporate Compliance
      • Ethics in the International Practice of Law 

      Register details coming soon!

      For more information about this program contact Tiffany Bardwell at  

    • October 24-26, 2018 - Montreal Seasonal Meeting

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

      October 24-27, 2018
      Montreal, Canada

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

      Reserve your hotel room today!
      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 for more information.

  • 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 10, 2017 to the staff liaison.

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting

    Award Criteria: Articles must be submitted (in English), and emailed to, 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 

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    Distinction in International Law and Affairs

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

    Presented by: International Section

    Tiffany Bardwell

    Nomination Deadline: October 2017

    Date Presented: January Annual Meeting 2018

    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:

  • International Section Publications


    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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    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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    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.