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2022 ABA International Law Section Annual Conference

2022 ABA International Law Section Annual Conference

Presented by the International Law Section of the American Bar Association

The Annual Conference is the premier gathering of the year for the ABA International Law Section, where members, committees, and Section leaders gather with each other, leaders of other bar associations, and the international legal community.  This is the first in-person Annual Conference since 2019.
This year’s Annual Conference will focus on “re-emergence” – of course we are reemerging from Covid-19, but the U.S. is also re-emerging as a member of the international legal community. Multilateralism and the importance of international law and institutions will be featured prominently throughout the Conference. Panels of leading experts will address cutting-edge issues and emerging conditions that drive cross-border work, including deals and the risks presented in our current environment, litigation, technology, trade, national security, human rights and the rule of law.

Registration closes Monday, April 18, 2022.

Featured JAMS Speakers:

Featured Panels:

The Decline of Judicial Independence in Europe: Is the US on the same path?
Thursday, April 28, 2022 – 2:30 - 4:00 PM ET – Washington DC
A passionate and qualified panel of speakers will examine the impact of Poland's latest law on judicial discipline, as well as the implications of challenges to judicial independence globally.

Topics include:
  • The political and legislative changes that led to the constitutional crisis in Poland.
  • Current proposals in the European Union to protect judicial independence.
  • A comparative look at the proposals in the United States relating to SCOTUS.

Featured Moderator
  • Jon McGowanAttorney, The McGowan Law Firm - Jacksonville Beach
  • Bob BauerProfessor of Practice and Distinguished Scholar in Residence, NYU Law - New York
  • Leah WorthamProfessor Emerita, Columbus School of Law - Washington DC

Navigating Virtual ADR – Effective Advocacy in Remote Proceedings: What Have We Learned and What Does the Future Look Like?
Friday, April 29, 2022 – 4:30 - 6:00 PM ET – Washington DC
The profound effect of the COVID-19 pandemic has permanently changed expectations of and options for ADR proceedings.  Technological skills have become almost as important as advocacy skills in our increasingly online environments. This program will review elements critical to the success of virtual arbitration and mediation proceedings from the perspective of experienced practitioners.
  • Important steps to prepare for remote mediation and arbitration versus in-person
  • Supporting D&I in conducting and participating in ADR procedures
  • Best practices for ensuring your in-person advocacy skills translate to remote mediations and arbitrations
  • Handling of essential components of the process like breakout rooms, confidential communication, redundancy, and group chats
  • Confidentiality safeguards

Featured Moderator

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