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 The ILS Gazette

Friday, December 13, 2013

In This Issue
International Law Quarterly
Russia Issue Now Available
The Russia Issue of the ILQ has been released and is available on the section's website.

If you'd like to get published in this premier journal, which covers all areas of international law, please submit topic ideas to Alvin Lindsay at

He will provide deadlines and the
publication's style guide.


Visit our sponsors


* ILS thanks its new sponsors for the 2013-2014 Cycle:



 Global Sponsors


- Aballí Milne Kalil

- Astigarraga Davis

- Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá

- Hogan Lovells 

- White & Case


Hemispheric Sponsor

- Bilzin Sumberg
- Devine Goodman

- Hunton & Williams 

- Kobre & Kim


Regional Sponsor

- Alvarez and Marsal Holdings 

- Eduardo Palmer P.A.
- GrayRobinson

- Harper Meyer 

- Northern Trust



Become an ILS Sponsor for the 2013-2014 Cycle 


In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2012-2013, 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.  The 2013-2014 Sponsorship Package is available here.


Contact Elizabeth Ortega for more details.





The ILS Gazette:



Regan Kruse & Quinn Smith 




C. Ryan Reetz

Immediate Past Chair:

Richard C. Lorenzo


Peter A. Quinter


Eduardo Palmer


Alvin F. Lindsey


















* Join ILS Members for an end of the year holiday mixer -  Next Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - ILS Holiday Networking and Cocktail Event!! (click here for flyer) 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Fado Irish Pub, Mary Brickell Village, Miami. 


* January 15, 2014 - Deadline to submit Florida Bar Leadership Academy Applications 

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Going beyond traditional panel presentations, what would excite and motivate you at this year's conference on February 28, 2014? Please let us know by filling out the following 2014 ILAC planning survey. click here
Upcoming Events

December Events 


Next Wednesday, December 18. 2013 -

ILS Holiday Networking and Cocktail Event, 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., Fado Irish Pub, Mary Brickell Village, 

900 South Miami Ave. 



Please join members of the Florida Bar International Law Section for our end of the year networking event on Wednesday, December 18, 2013

* First drink is complimentary. 

* ILS members are encouraged to bring their friends and colleagues. 


Sponsored by Lexico Legal Translation Services


Save the Date - 2014 Events


February 10-12, 2014 - Florida Chamber of Commerce - Board of Governors Capitol Day, Tallahassee


February 27, 2014 - International Business Transactions Conference, JW Marriott Marquis, Miami


February 28, 2014 - International Litigation and Arbitration Conference, JW Marriott Marquis, Miami


April 1-5, 2014 -- ABA Section of International Law, Spring Meeting, New York City 

 The American Bar Association Section of International Law's 2014 Spring Meeting will take place on April 1-5 and will include more than 60 continuing legal education programs and a number of social events and networking opportunities.


Florida Bar International Law Section members can register at a discounted rate. To receive the discounted rate check off the "Member of Cooperating Organization," and list the Florida Bar Association, Section of International Law. Registration form is available here.


Please visit

for information on programming, registration, and hotel accommodations.



We Want You!

 Florida Bar Leadership Academy Applications Now Available Online


Applications for Fellowship in The Florida Bar's Leadership Academy for the 2014-2015 Bar year are now available online at and are due by January 15, 2014 before 5 pm. Class ll of the Academy will be comprised of attorneys sought from different backgrounds, large and small law firms, the private and public sectors, different practice areas, Bar sections and divisions, voluntary and specialty Bars, and different geographical areas of the State.

In furtherance of Bar President Eugene K Pettis' vision, the Academy was designed as a multi-session training program to assist a diverse and inclusive group of lawyers in becoming better leaders within our profession, in their chosen path, while enhancing their leadership skills. The Academy hopes to develop effective leaders at all levels within our profession. During their one year term, Fellows are given a curriculum tailored toward enhancing personal and professional leadership skills which they can utilize in organizations like voluntary Bars, Bar sections or divisions, the judiciary, governing boards or their local community. The curriculum includes attending Bar events, special education programs on topics such as Bar structure, developing and sustaining programs, devotion to public service, strategic planning and execution, and many other related areas. Fellows have the opportunity to establish relationships with Bar leaders, including former Bar Presidents, current Bar leadership, Board of Governors members, members of the Judiciary, as well as the Legislature, to learn more about the inner workings of the Bar and their role within the profession, while enhancing their leadership skills.


 ILS's International Dispute Resolution Roundtable Committee Solicits Program Proposals


The ILS's International Dispute Resolution Roundtable Committee is soliciting program proposals from anyone interested in hosting a Roundtable breakfast or lunch. The Roundtable Committee is organizing several presentations whereby issues related to international disputes will be addressed and teleconference access will be provided. Anyone interested in participating should contact Gus Lamelas at or Rick Puente at



2014 ILAC Steering Committee Opportunity


The 2014 International Litigation & Arbitration Conference is looking for dedicated volunteers to join the Steering Committee. If you are interested in learning how you can be involved, please contact Laura Reich at