International Law Section
Webinar: Operationalizing Privacy - A Primer on GDPR Compliance Readiness
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
This program offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit. You must register in advance to participate.
Why should U.S. businesses care about the GDPR, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Reg. 2016/679)? Is it not sufficient to be Privacy Shield compliant to lawfully process data of EU-based customers and employees?
An expert faculty of EU and U.S. data privacy lawyers and DPOs will highlight the key changes of the new law and why the jurisdictional reach and the compliance requirements of the impending GDPR will force many U.S. companies to step up their privacy game. While many of the substantive mandates of the GDPR carry over the rules of the EU Data Privacy Directive without drastic changes, several new procedural requirements necessitate a new approach to managing and documenting privacy law compliance.
Moderator: Christian Hammerl
Speakers: Diane D. Reynolds and Richter Gideon
Webinar: International Entrepreneurs Parole Initiative – Complexities and Opportunities
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
This proram offers 1 hour participatory MCLE credit and 1 hour legal specialization credit in Immigration and Nationality Law. You must register in advance to participate.
Join us in a discussion to learn more about this complex new initiative being rolled out by USCIS. We will discuss which clients might benefit, which won’t, and other visa options to consider.
Speakers: Greg Berk and John Nelson
Webinars: We Have "On Demand" Courses
Many of the webinars previously presented by the International Law Section are available in our online catalog.
On-line Billing and Payment for 2017 Fees
The State Bar will be launching a new on-line billing and payment application for 2017 fees. Paper billing statements will not be sent to members. Instead, statements will be available online through My State Bar Profile. Individual members will continue to be able to make payments online through My State Bar Profile. Attorneys should make sure that the email they have provided for State Bar communications is up to date.
Law firms and agencies will be able to use the State Bar’s new Agency Billing system where they can calculate billing costs and make payments for a group of attorneys.
Please be sure your Section Membership Fees are included in your payment.
Once an attorney’s fees are paid, a paper bar card will be conveniently available for download through My State Bar Profile. Plastic bar cards will still be made available, but only upon request and can also be ordered through My State Bar Profile.
The online billing system makes it easier than ever for individual attorneys and agencies to help make the justice system available to everyone. When paying your bill, please consider making a contribution in support of legal services for low income Californians. Your support is a lifeline that can help prevent homelessness, keep kids in school, protect elders from fraud and abuse, and connect veterans to services, among other critical legal assistance.
It is anticipated that the on-line agency and billing application will be available through the State Bar’s website by mid-December.
Go to calbar.ca.gov for more information, or contact Member Records and Compliance at 1-888-800-3400.
Sixth Annual Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year: Constance de la Vega
The International Law Section of The State Bar of California has selected the recipient of this year’s Warren M. Christopher International Lawyer of the Year Award. Professor Constance de la Vega of the University of San Francisco School of Law received this year’s Award.
In addition to her position as the Professor of Law at the University of San Francisco School of Law, Professor de la Vega is the Academic Director of the International Programs and the Director of the Frank C. Newman International Human Rights Law Clinic at the University of San Francisco School of Law. The Award was presented to Professor de la Vega at a reception presented by The State Bar of California International Law Section on October 1, 2016, as part of The State Bar of California 89th Annual Meeting in San Diego.
Sponsorship Opportunities from the International Law Section
The International Law Section of The State Bar of California has membership of approximately 1,500 practitioners who practice in the field of international law. From corporate, to intellectual property, to employment, to immigration, to cross-border litigation, to tax, to many other areas, the Section’s members comprise an audience of international practitioners whom vendors, law firms and other professional service providers cannot easily target at once in any other way.
In an effort to better integrate interested vendors, law firms and other professional service providers with the Section’s members, the Section offers an annual corporate sponsorship for $5,000. For more information the many benefits of sponsorship, see Sponsorship Opportunities.
Additional Sub-Committee Updates
As we have done in the past, the International Law Section is presenting the “Careers in International Law” programs at various law schools throughout California this year. READ MORE
The International Law Section has been working with various bar associations in foreign countries, including exploring opportunities to co-present programs, webinars and other events in California and abroad. READ MORE
American Bar Association Section of International Law
The International Law Section has been working with the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law in exchanging information and supporting each other’s programs and events. READ MORE
Thank You for Being a Section Member - Here's 6 Hours MCLE in Legal Ethics!
We're very grateful for your membership in the Section. As a token of that, we're offering six hours of self-study MCLE credit in the area of Legal Ethics. The programs are posted in our Member's Only Area.
Simply watch the programs and read the accompanying materials, and keep track of having done so. You can report this to the State Bar when it's time to demonstrate your compliance with the MCLE requirements.
International Law Section Mission Statement
The International Law Section recently updated its Mission Statement, as follows:
The International Law Section is dedicated to facilitating global and domestic outreach by California lawyers to attorneys, students and others interested in international law and the legal systems of other nations, and contributing to a dialogue between the members of the State Bar of California and the lawyers around the globe to enhance mutual understanding and facilitate client representation.
International Law Section Mission goals include: READ MORE
The California International Law Journal
The California International Law Journal would like to solicit articles for its 2016 editions. While most articles offer practical advice and strategies for practitioners handling transnational matters, we also would like to publish academic articles that may be of interest to our readers. Topics may include anything that pertains to private or public international law, including commercial transactions and developments, arbitration and litigation, immigration, intellectual property, privacy, data protection, criminal, environmental, and human rights. Standard articles range from 15-25 pages, double-spaced. Short articles range from 4-8 pages, double-spaced. If selected for publication, we will assign an editor to work with you on finalizing your article.
If you are interested in submitting an article, please send your proposed topic or manuscript to Editor-in-Chief Mark W. Danis or Managing Editor Peter M. Friedman at email@example.com.
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!
International 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.
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