International Relations

Expanding Relationships With Overseas Law Societies

Signing of the Agreement with the Dai-Ichi Toky Bar ASsociationOne of the priorities of the International Law Section is to develop relationships with overseas law societies and bar associations, with a view to providing benefits for our members. Such benefits may include possibilities of obtaining referral work, providing or going on an internship, dissemination of articles, or provision of office facilities when traveling overseas.

The International Law Section Enters Into Friendship Agreement with the Bar Association of Barcelona

On Tuesday, June 18, the International Law Section of the State Bar of California signed a Friendship Agreement with the Bar Association of Barcelona (Ilustre Colegio de Abogados). The Friendship Agreement was signed by Jeffery Daar, Chair of the International Law Section, and Pedro L. Yúfera, President of the Bar Association of Barcelona.

Signing of Friendship Agreement with the Osaka Bar Association

A delegation of 11 lawyers from Osaka attended the Annual Meeting. A dinner was held at the Chart House in Monterey on Friday, October 12 and gifts were exchanged. On Saturday, October 13, the International Law Section and the Osaka Bar Association signed a formal Friendship Agreement.

Poster from the Osaka Bar Event Osaka Bar Friendship Agreement Signing - Group Shot

Friendship Agreement with Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association

Signatories in the State Bar's San Francisco OfficeOn April 30, 2007, at the offices of the State Bar in San Francisco, the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association and the International Law Section executed a Friendship Agreement. Mr. Kenji Hashidate, the president of the International Section of the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association, and the International Law Section then-Chair, Donal Hanley, executed the Friendship Agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.

The delegation from the Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association included Messrs. Hiroaki Jin, Minoru Fukuyoshi, Yoshihiro Takatori and Kazunori Suzuki. On behalf of the International Law Section, San San Lee, Steve DeLateur, Carol Brittain, Daniel Zimmerman and Peter Gelles attended.

The Friendship Agreement contemplates sharing of resources and collaboration between the two groups for the benefit of their respective members. The Officers and the Executive Committee of the Section are working at introducing specific programs and initiatives to implement further educational and other opportunities for members of the Section.

Friendship Agreement with Law Council of Australia

The signing with the Australian delegationThe International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia and our International Law Section entered into a Friendship Agreement on August 11, 2007. Tim Bugg, then President of the Law Council of Australia, and Donal Hanley, then-Chair of our Section, executed the Friendship Agreement on behalf of their respective organizations.

The principle provisions of the Friendship Agreement provide for information exchange, invitations to visit, and co-operation with respect to education between the two sections. Also in attendance at the signing were Ross Ray, the current president of the Law Council of Australia, and Margery Nicoll, Director, International of the Law Council of Australia. The Section is committed to building on this relationship to provide further benefits to its members.

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