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ILS Chair's News & Notes

Dear ILS Members,

 

Who could possibly imagine that the Chair of the International Law Section would be writing today about anything other than our much anticipated and celebrated 2023 iLaw Conference being held next Friday at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami? Admittedly, not much could possibly eclipse the excitement leading up to what will definitely be another banner flagship event for the International Law Section. However, such an event occurred yesterday at noon at the Dulles International Airport when our Section’s dear friend, Felix Maradiaga, landed on US soil and was reunited with his beautiful wife and daughter after spending 611 torturous days in the notorious El Chipote Prison for the crime of being a Presidential Candidate in the cruel and dictatorial regime of Daniel Ortega. We did not forget Felix, and Felix did not give up! Gratefully, 221 other similarly detained political prisoners are also celebrating their freedom. I am so pleased to be able to report this wonderful and miraculous news, as it is a great victory for those who believe with all their hearts in the most fundamental precepts of Freedom, Rule of Law and other basic Human Rights for which this Section so firmly stands.  

 

I invite you to join us next Friday at our iLaw Conference where, during our closing Cocktail Reception, we will raise our glasses in a grand toast to our dear and courageous friend Felix Maradiaga! 



Best regards,



Jacqueline Villalba, Esq.

Announcements

To register, please visit the following link:


https://member.floridabar.org/s/lt-event?id=a1RDm000000TPynMAG#/Overview

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 ilspremoot@gmail.com

Call for Volunteer Arbitrators at the 2023 Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot!

Call for volunteer arbitrators! The Florida Bar International Law Section is looking for volunteers to participate as arbitrators for the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot on Saturday, February 18, 2023The Pre-Moot will host students from top law schools, both domestic and international, to present arguments before panels of volunteer arbitrators in preparation for the most recognized moot competition in the world, the Willem C. Vis Moot. Up to 8 hours of Florida CLE is available for all volunteers. You can register here.

 

Volunteers may participate in person (preferred) or virtually (via Zoom). The Pre-Moot will be held at the JAMS Resolution Center in Miami, 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600, Miami, Florida, the Saturday after the International Law Section's 2023 flagship iLaw Conference. Volunteers may indicate their preference for morning or afternoon rounds (or both). The Pre-Moot will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. 


For more information, please contact Pedro Jedlicka (pjedlicka@jedca.law) and Carolina Goncalves (cgoncalves@duanemorris.com).

Internship Opportunity Organized by the Paris Bar for both English and French Speaking Lawyers!

Since 1991, the Paris Bar organizes a unique training program for young French speaking lawyers, in partnership with the Ecole de Formation professionnelle des Barreaux du ressort de la cour d'appel de Paris (EFB).  The "Stage International" brings together young French speaking lawyers from all over the world for a two-month theoretical and practical training.  Since 2015, the Paris Bar also organizes a second version of the program for English speaking lawyers called the "International Program".


Both programs are organized in cooperation with foreign bar associations and are supported by some French Embassies abroad. The Stage International will take place from October to November 2023 (8 weeks).  The International Program will take place in May and June 2023 (exact dates to be confirmed by the Paris Bar). 

 

The internship offers participants an introduction to the French legal system.  In the first month of the Stage International the foreign lawyers will participate in programs of the “Ecole de Formation du Barreau” to be able to understand the French legal system and its procedures.  Participants are able to discover the daily routine of the Palais de Justice by attending hearings, visiting the major French institutions and getting an insight of European law.  In the second month, the foreign lawyers will have the opportunity to experience Parisian legal life and will intern in a Parisian Law Firm. 


If you are interested in participating, please contact Europe Committee Chair Susanne Leone at sleone@leoenzhgun.com for more information.


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 cvicens4@gmail.com for more details., or Vice Treasurer, Laura Reich at lreich@harpermeyer.com for more details.

BECOME A SPONSOR for 2023!

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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