Monday, May 23, 2016
The International Law Section Gazette
Member News

International Law Board Certification Applications for Lawyers
Recertification Applicants:  If you were originally certified in 2001, 2006 or 2011. All requirements for recertification are to be completed by May 31, 2016 unless you file a recertification extension request. Applications must be postmarked by June 15, 2016. 

Initial Applicants
The filing period for initial applications opens July 1, 2016 and applications must be postmarked by August 31, 2016.
Applications for initial board certification and recertification are available on the International Law Certification website.

International Law Quarterly
The Fall 2015 ILQ on International Arbitration is now available to view and download here.

The next ILQ will focus on Women in International Law. If you are interested in submitting an article or have questions, please contact Yara Lorenzo:

Upcoming Events                                              
May Events

May 26, 2016
The Asian Affinity Group at the Miami office of White & Case, the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of South Florida and the South Asian Bar Association of Florida invite you to a celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month.

Eduardo Palmer, Chair of the International Law Section of the Florida Bar, will speak about the exchange program with the Shanghai Bar and the International Law Section. This event will take place at the Miami office of White & Case, 200 South Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 4900, Miami, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A sampling of Asian hors d'oeuvres and beverages will be served. Please click here for more information.

May 28, 2016
The International Bar Association (IBA) has scheduled its next IBA Council Meeting for Saturday, May 28 in Barcelona, Spain. As a member of the IBA, the ILS may appoint a delegate to attend this meeting. If you are interested in attending on behalf of the ILS, please contact ILS Chair Eduardo Palmer (
June Events

June 3, 2016
The Real Property , Probate & Trust Law (RPPTL) Section of The Florida Bar will present a live and webcast CLE entitled "The RPPTL's Guide to the International Investor Client: Scaling 'The Wall' of Cross Border Legal Issues. The live presentation will take place at the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel in Orlando. To register for the live event or to purchase the CD or DVD, please click here. For the link to the CLE's webcast, click here.

June 19-21, 2016
The Conferencia Latinoamericana de Arbitraje (CLA) will be held in Miami, Florida, at the JW Marriott Marquis Miami. Please click here to read more about the program and to register.

June 20-24, 2016
The Inter-American Bar Association (IABA) will hold its 52nd Conference in Miami, Florida. Please note that the venue has changed and this conference will no longer be held in Havana, Cuba. More details on the venue and registration are forthcoming.

Visit our Sponsors                                             
ILS thanks its sponsors for the 2015-2016 cycle
  • Aballi Milne Kalil, P.A.
  • Astigarraga Davis 
  • Centro de Arbitragem e Mediação-Câmara de Comércio Brasil-Canadá (CAM/CCBC)
  • Hogan Lovells
  • Lex International
  • White & Case
  • Akerman LLP
  • Bilzin Sumberg
  • Bryan Cave
  • Buckner, Shifrin, Etter, Dugan & Kohlman, P.A.
  • Fowler White Burnett
  • Jones Day 
  • Harper Meyer
  • Kobre & Kim LLP 
  • Tenzer PLLC

In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2014-2015, 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. Contact Elizabeth Ortega at for more details.

 Become a Sponsor for the 2015-2016 Cycle
The ILS Gazette

Editor: Kristin Drecktrah Paz

Chair: Eduardo Palmer
Immediate Past Chair: Peter A. Quinter
Chair-Elect: Alvin F. Lindsay, III
Secretary: Arnoldo B. Lacayo
Treasurer: Carlos F. Osorio

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