Welcome to the New York State
Bar Association’s International Section (the “International Section” or
“Section”). The International Section is a dynamic and diverse group of
attorneys located across the globe that practice international law. Membership
in our Section provides numerous opportunities to meet and network with other
international attorneys and stay current with important developments in
international law through seminars, conferences, publications and events,
including our seasonal meeting in Tokyo, Japan on November 4-6, 2019.
The Section currently has more
than 40 substantive law committees, and, if you practice outside of the United
States, over 65 chapters internationally. There are committees on areas of
interest such as: International Cybersecurity, Human Rights, Trade, Banking,
Corporate Counsel, Arbitration, Litigation and Tax. There are chapters in locations
such as London, Colombia, Beijing, Sao Paolo, and Singapore, with members in
nearly every jurisdiction around the world.
So, whatever your interest or location, the International Section has
something for everyone, everywhere.
We welcome you to attend any
number of our committee programs and to join our Section, including any of the
committees that reflect your areas of interest and practice. As a member, you will be provided with
opportunities to participate as an organizer, speaker or attendee at our
programs and networking events and to contribute your views on the Section’s
discussion forums, all providing additional networking and exposure for you and
For reference, our
International Section publications include:
- The New York International Law Review, which provides substantive articles
related to the practice of international law on such topics as NAFTA, the
collection of money judgments outside the U.S., foreign direct investments
and trade agreements
- The International Law Practicum, which features peer-written,
substantive articles relating to the practical needs of attorneys in
an international setting, emphasizing clinical matters and exploring the
application of international law for the generalist.
A list of our events and
sponsored programs can be found at www.nysba.org/ilp
The International Section aims
to fulfill the professional needs of those interested in and practicing public
or private international law while maintaining a network of attorneys that collaborate
regularly and have fun doing so. We hope to see you at one of our events and to
welcome you as a member.
Feel free to contact me
directly at [email protected]
if you are interested in joining this vibrant and exciting group. You can also
always contact the New York State Bar Association’s Member Resource
Center at [email protected]; 518.463.3200/800.582.2452,
with any membership or Section question.
With warm regards,
Diane E. O’Connell
NYSBA Member Since 2002