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The International Law Section Gazette
Section News
One Week to the ILS Retreat

Bonita Springs, FL *   May 18 - 20, 2018  

The Florida Bar International Law Section Annual Meeting and Retreat is now one week away!  Due to the popularity of the event, we have exhausted our room block at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Palm Resort & Spa.  While there are rooms remaining at the venue hotel, they are outside our room block and the hotel is no longer offering them at the discounted rate.  The International Law Section has identified a number of convenient overflow hotels, including the Hyatt Place Coconut Point which is about 2 miles away from the venue and is offering a $134 room rate.  See details for the Hyatt Place Coconut Point and other overflow hotels in the attached.
Irrespective of where you stay or if you are only coming on Saturday for the executive council meeting, it is very important that you register for the meeting and meals using our registration link.  Please  CLICK HERE to view the weekend agenda and to register for the meetings and meals.
If you have any questions about the Retreat and Annual Meeting or issues with the hotels, please contact Angie Froelich at (850) 561-5633 or

We look forward to seeing you at the Retreat and Annual Meeting in a few short weeks! 

ILS Retreat - Frequently Asked Questions  
  • Is the ILS Annual Meeting happening at the Retreat in Bonita Springs on May 19, 2018
Yes!  The ILS will not be meeting at the June meeting of the Florida Bar in Orlando.  The ILS Retreat and Annual Meeting were combined into one event because of the proximity of the May and June dates.  That means we have very important ILS business to take care of on May 19, 2018, including Officer and Executive Council elections.  We need all Executive Council members to attend on May 19, 2018 to insure a quorum.
  • Do I need to register for the Retreat and Annual Meeting?
Yes!  Retreat and Annual Meeting registration is required so we can plan for our meals and social events during the weekend.  Some events require payment and others do not.  Please CLICK HERE to view the weekend agenda and to register for the meetings and meals.  It is not enough to have made a hotel reservation.  We will not be able to accommodate registrations on site so please register today!  
  • Can I bring my significant other and/or kids?
Yes!  The ILS Retreat and Annual Meeting welcomes significant others and kids for the social portions of the weekend.
  • Are there rooms left at the venue hotel (Hyatt Regency Coconut Palm Resort & Spa)?
Our understanding is that there are rooms left at the venue hotel, but our ILS discounted rate room block was exhausted.  This means the hotel is charging its regular rates for rooms at this point.
  • Can the ILS suggest other hotels nearby?
Yes!  The ILS has been circulating information about overflow hotels through its Gazette, including information about the Hyatt Place Coconut Point which is offering a $134 room rate and is less than 2 miles away from the venue hotel.  Other overflow hotel information is contained in the attached.
  • Who can I contact if I still have questions?
Please contact Angie Froelich at

Upcoming Events
May 23, 2018
In celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, White & Case LLP, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida and the South Asian Bar Association of Florida are hosting a reception on May 23 between 5:30pm to 8:00pm at the Miami office of White & Case, 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4900, Miami, FL 33131. The featured speaker is Professor M. Evelina Galang, Director of MFA Creative Writing at the University of Miami and noted author.  Please RSVP by emailing

June 5-6, 2018
The German Bar Association (DAV) will be hosting its first International Bar Leaders Symposium on June 5th and 6th in the historic city of Heidelberg, Germany. Don't miss this chance to benefit from inspiring presentations and to engage in a fruitful dialogue with legal professionals and experts from all over the world.

October 7-12, 2018
The International Bar Association will hold its annual conference in Rome, Italy. To receive further information and registration details visit: 

Winter 2018 ILQ
International Law Quarterly (ILQ)
The  Winter 2018 ILQ -  Focus on International Aspects of Maritime, Admiralty, and Transportation Law  is now available to view and download here.

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In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2016-2017, various firms, companies and suppliers sponsored the Section. We look forward to another year of innovative programs where we can advance international law and further promote our sponsors. To learn more, read the Section's sponsorship package. You can also c ontact our Treasurer, Robert Becerra at  for more details.

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The ILS Gazette

Editor: Fabio Giallanza

Chair: Arnoldo B. Lacayo
Immediate Past Chair: Alvin F. Lindsay, III
Chair-Elect:  Carlos F. Osorio
Secretary:  Clarissa Rodriguez
Treasurer: Robert J. Becerra