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It's not about presents but it is about your presence. Therein lies the spirit of the holiday season.

― Julieanne O'Connor

Dear ILS Members,

The fall edition of the International Law Quarterly (ILQ) is here! The ILQ is a renowned publication full of timely articles that will expand your knowledge of international law matters. This edition focuses on Ukraine, Russia, and Eastern Europe and features articles discussing U.S. immigration options for Ukrainian nationals, the effects of sanctions on the Russian economy, and other interesting topics. It also includes a republication of our statement condemning the invasion of Ukraine. You can scroll down to read the latest edition of the ILQ or pick one up on December 15th at our holiday party.

Speaking of parties, have you RSVP’d for this year’s holiday event? You won’t want to miss the waterfront views, delicious bites, tropical drinks, and other surprises that we have in store for you at the Bayshore Club. We look forward to celebrating the magic of the holiday season with you on that evening - so make sure to register today!

Best regards,

Jacqueline Villalba, Esq.


Time to RSVP for this Year's ILS Holiday Party!

Dear ILS Members

Please mark your calendars! Our Holiday Party will be held on Thursday, December 15, 2022, at the Bayshore Club in Coconut Grove. Join us at 6:30 p.m. that evening to celebrate the season. We have a few surprises planned that you won’t want to miss. The Bayshore Club is located at 3391 Pan American Drive, Miami, Florida 33133 and ample parking is available. Please register by December 7, 2022 at:

During the holiday season, charities bring joy to less fortunate children by delivering the gift of new toys. Help us support our local charities by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to this year’s ILS Holiday Party. Collection boxes will be on site and all toys will be delivered to local charities on December 16, 2022.

Thank you to our Section Sponsors for supporting us throughout the year, and to Veritext Legal Solutions for generously sponsoring this event. 

Best regards,

The ILS Executive Board

Participate in the ILS's Annual Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot Taking Place on February 18, 2023!

For those interested in either registering their school or volunteering as an arbitrator, please contact us at

Save the Date: iLaw 2023

February 17, 2023 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami!

For more information on iLaw 2023, please visit the following link:

International Law Deskbook 2020

The International Law Section is proud to announce that its International Law Deskbook is now ready for shipping! Get yours today! CLICK HERE to purchase!

Join the International Law Section

If you are reading the Gazette, chances are that you are a practitioner or a student with an interest in International Law, one of the most wide-ranging, exciting and challenging legal specialties. Everyone in our field knows how crucial it is to stay on top of diverse and evolving national legal regimes, and at the same time, the difficulty of keeping meticulously up-to-date on developments around the world.

The International Law Section (ILS) of The Florida Bar is here to help you, the practitioner, navigate both the everyday and big-picture challenges of our field. Our Section is your forum to share knowledge and best practices, and to meet and mingle with peers in professional collaborations that can only enhance your grasp of the specialty and your standing among clients and peers.

Let ILS membership assist you in developing a thriving international practice through peer network development that includes important shared learnings and reciprocal referrals of clients and casework.

If your practice transcends borders, join us in making this the authoritative, go-to forum for Florida and the gateway to the region for anyone practicing International Law. Our Section is open to lawyers from other states and countries, full-time faculty at U.S. law schools, and full-time U.S. law students, all of whom may participate as associate members. For more information regarding membership with the ILS, click HERE.

Turn in your membership application TODAY!

International Law Quarterly

The International Law Quarterly - Fall 2022

Focus on Ukraine, Russia, and Eastern Europe

The Fall 2022 Issue of the International Law Quarterly - Focus on Ukraine, Russia, and Eastern Europe is now available. Click on the image above to download! For all previous issues of the International Law Quarterly, please follow this link.

Visit Our Sponsors

The ILS Thanks its Sponsors 

In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2021-2022, 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 contact our Treasurer, Cristina Vicens Beard at for more details., or Vice Treasurer, Laura Reich at for more details.


The ILS Gazette

Editor: Matthew Akiba

Chair: Jacqueline Villalba

Immediate Past Chair: James M. Meyer

Chair-Elect: Richard Montes De Oca

Secretary: Ana Barton

Treasurer: Cristina Vicens Beard

Vice-Treasurer: Laura Reich

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