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6 Hours of Self-Study CLE in the Specialty Areas -- Complimentary for Members of the International Law Section!

As a 2015 benefit of Section membership, we are pleased to offer six hours of MCLE credit, offering credit in all of the MCLE subfields.

The Section thanks you for your membership!If you were purchasing these courses individually in our Online Catalog, they would cost $210 -- so that's your Section membership more than paid for, and then some!

Just watch these programs, and keep a record of having done so in the event you're audited for MCLE compliance.

You can access these programs and the accompanying written materials any time this year in the Members Only Area.

Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession

  • Understanding the Role of the Interpreter – One More Way to Eliminate Bias in the Courtroom

Competency Issues

  • Staying Healthy and Mentally Competent Throughout a Long Legal Career

Legal Ethics

  • Advertising Your Expertise and Experience: What Can You Do to Build Your Practice While Meeting Your Ethical Obligations?
  • Conflicts of Interest and Disqualification Arising from Prior Client Representation: What are the Rules?
  • Ethics Update 2014: Significant Development in the Law of Lawyering
  • Lawyering on the Outside: Electronic Communications & Social Networking vs. Ethics & Professional Responsibility

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In addition to LinkedIn, the International Law Section also has its own presence on both Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/CalbarILS and Twitter at https://twitter.com/CalbarILS. For the latest cutting-edge information and news from the International Law Section, connect with us on social media!

Recent Events

ILS Executive Committee Strategy Long Range Planning Meeting in Newport Beach, December 5-6, 2014

The Executive Committee held its annual Strategy Long Range Planning retreat at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach on December 5 and 6, 2014.  Executive members and advisors discussed future live programs, webinars, networking mixers, and other exciting events you don’t want to miss in 2015.

Friday afternoon, ILS Chair Brian Arbetter also surprised the new group with an exciting team-building exercise, a scavenger hunt across the beautiful premises of the resort. We ventured through treacherous terrain, decoded secret messages, and researched local history. All ILS members and advisors survived! The event was followed by a reception and dinner under Newport’s clear sky.

Horsing around in Newport Beach Advantage Art Aficionado Alexandra.

"Horsing Around": Karla Haynes, Alexandra S.Darraby, Miwa Shoda, Enrique Hernandez conquer the playing field.

Advantage Art Aficionado Alexandra.



And the Scavenger Hunt survivors are (from left to right): Diana Mack (ExCom Secretary), Miwa Shoda (ExCom Advisor), Alexandra Darraby (ExCom Member), Will Pao (ExCom Member), Julie Martinez (ILS Coordinator), Bora Rawcliffe (CYLA liason), Enrique Hernandez (ExCom Treasurer), Anne Hocking (ExCom Member), Karla Haynes (ExCom Member), Lizbeth Flores (ExCom Member), Bill Gay (ExCom Member), Harumi Hata (ExCom Vice-Chair), Mark Danis (ExCom Member), Jeff Daar (Advisor Emeritus), Greg Berk (ExCom Member), Brian Arbetter (ExCom Chair), Mary Hansel (ExCom Member), Michael Newman (ExCom Member)

And the Scavenger Hunt survivors are (from left to right): Diana Mack (ExCom Secretary), Miwa Shoda (ExCom Advisor), Alexandra Darraby (ExCom Member), Will Pao (ExCom Member), Julie Martinez (ILS Coordinator), Bora Rawcliffe (CYLA liason), Enrique Hernandez (ExCom Treasurer), Anne Hocking (ExCom Member), Karla Haynes (ExCom Member), Lizbeth Flores (ExCom Member), Bill Gay (ExCom Member), Harumi Hata (ExCom Vice-Chair), Mark Danis (ExCom Member), Jeff Daar (Advisor Emeritus), Greg Berk (ExCom Member), Brian Arbetter (ExCom Chair), Mary Hansel (ExCom Member), Michael Newman (ExCom Member).
    

Dinner under the stars

Dinner under the stars.

Introduce Yourself to the Membership

Members are encouraged to introduce themselves and their areas of practice and/or service. Introductions will be included as received, subject to editing at the discretion of the Newsletter Editor and/or the State Bar. Send introductions in an e-mail to Diana Mack with "Spotlight" in the "Subject" line. Feel free to include a photo of yourself!

Get Involved with the International Law Section

The E-Media Committee is responsible for the Section's website, this E-Newsletter, and our Section's social media presence on Facebook and Twitter. Contact the Chair Diana Mack or Vice-Chair Pamela Fulmer.

The External Relationships Committee is responsible for the Section's relationships with foreign and domestic bar associations and other international law and business groups, including establishing new relationships. Contact the Co-Chair: Enrique Hernandez and Michael Newman.

The International Law Journal Committee is responsible for The California International Law Journal. The Committee Chair is the Editor-in-Chief, who is assisted by Co-Managing Editors and Associate Editors. Section members may seek appointment as Associate Editors. Contact the Chair and Editor-in-Chief: Will Pao.

The Law Student Outreach Committee is responsible for outreach to law students, including administering our Careers in International Law programs. Contact the Chair: Zahirah Mann.

The Programs Committee is responsible for the education programs and networking events for the Section. We welcome our section members to work with our Executive Committee to develop more webinar programs. If you wish to submit a proposal or have a question about any program, please contact Program Committee Chair William T. Gay. The content and the time of the program need to be approved by William T. Gay. All the webinar programs must meet MCLE program requirements. All the programs need to have international content. The content of the program should not be duplicative or conflicting with existing programs (for at least 6 months). The timing of the program should not be conflicting with any time slot of existing programs or black-out dates of state bar annual meeting.

Introducing the Public International Law (PIL) Committee: This new committee will focus on topics in public (vs. private) international law. We will develop Section programs and initiatives related to public international law, including international human rights, within California and worldwide.  At this early stage, we are looking for additional members and fresh ideas for PIL projects and activities. The PIL Committee will have monthly telephonic meetings. Contact the Chair: Mary Hansel.

Participation on one of our Committees is also a great way to determine if you would like to seek appointment to the Section's Executive Committee.

For more information about the International Law Section's activities, please see our website at http://international.calbar.ca.gov/ and our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/CALBARILS.

The California International Law Journal

California International Law Journal The next issue of the California International Law Journal will focus exclusively on issues related to public international law, including international human rights. As always, standard articles range from 15-25 pages, double-spaced. Short articles range from 4-8 pages, double-spaced. While most articles are geared toward practitioners and professionals, we also publish academic articles that may be of interest to our readers.

If you are interested in submitting an article on a public international law topic, please send us your proposed topic or manuscript by December 31, 2014 to cilj.submissions@gmail.com. If selected for publication, we will assign an editor to work with you on finalizing your article.

New! Advertisement Spaces Available

The California International Law Journal publishes two times a year and has a circulation of about 1,500 copies. The Spring/Summer 2014 issue is coming up, and there are advertisement spaces available for the businesses that would like to reach an audience of California lawyers who practices in various areas of international law. For a half-page ad, rates are as low as $300 per issue and $720 for three issues. If you or someone you know are interested in more information, please reach out to Ellie Kim or Julie Martinez.

Meet Your Executive Committee

The International Law Section is managed by its Executive Committee, which is comprised of individuals with a broad range of legal specialties who share a dedication to the expansion of cross-border and international practice. Contact information for our Officers, Members, Advisors, and Advisors Emeritus can be found HERE. For information on becoming a Member of the Executive Committee in the future, click HERE.

Online CLE for Participatory Credit - Available Anytime!

Online CLEInternational Law Section past programs are available over the internet for participatory MCLE credit. For the entire catalog of the International Law Section’s programs available for MCLE credit, please see online CLE and select International Law. Be sure to check out CLEtoGo if you're interested in downloadable podcasts.

Contact Us

International Law Section
The State Bar of California
180 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105-1639
ils@calbar.ca.gov

415-538-2380
FAX-415-538-2368

The International Law Section is a State Bar of California-approved MCLE provider.