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International Update: 13 April 2012

International news

Exploring the New York legal market

The Law Society will lead a delegation of UK law firms to New York for the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of International Law spring meeting from 17-20 April.
Find out more about our delegation

Law Society hosts EU commissioner for justice

The Law Society hosted a roundtable discussion in Brussels with the EU commissioner for justice to discuss the initiative for a Common European Sales Law and how cross-border commerce can be improved.

Find out more about the roundtable

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International practice update

New York bar issues opinion on New York lawyers working for ABSs

The New York State Bar's Committee on Professional Ethics has determined that a lawyer who primarily practices in New York cannot be an employee of an out-of-state or foreign firm owned or managed by non-lawyers, even if non-lawyer ownership is permitted where the firm is established.

Read more about the opinion on alternative business structures (ABSs)

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Law Society training courses in Dubai: June 2012

The Law Society's Gulf training programme in Dubai is now entering its fifth year of CPD-accredited corporate and commercial legal training in the Gulf region.

Find out more and register

Anglo-Spanish legal conference in London: register now

This June event will provide a comparative overview of the English and Spanish legal systems in four key areas: family law, probate, corporate law and labour law.

Find out more and register

Law Society and BTLA Istanbul event: register your interest

The Law Society and the British Turkish Law Association (BTLA) are planning a conference in Istanbul in September to promote links between UK and Turkish law firms.

Register your interest

Sign up for our English law training programme in Moscow

In conjunction with the College of Law, the Law Society is organising a training programme in Moscow this October aimed at lawyers who need theoretical and practical training on English law issues.

Programme details

EU consultation on trade with Georgia, Moldova and Armenia: have your say

In the context of the recent opening of trade negotiations between the European Commission and Georgia, Moldova, and Armenia, the European Commission seeks stakeholders' input on issues that affect your business in these countries.

Find out more

Lawyers for Lawyers Programme

Fiji: the rule of law lost

Law Society Charity chair Nigel Dodds has produced a revealing report into the deterioration of the rule of law in Fiji.

Read the full report (PDF)

Sign e-petition on lawyers at risk

Sign the government e-petition calling for parliament to condemn those countries that allow the murder, victimisation or ill treatment of lawyers undertaking their moral and professional duties.

Find out more and sign the petition

Human rights violations: Law Society report

The Law Society submitted a report to the Conservative Party Commission on Human Rights regarding the human rights violations faced by professionals around the world.

Read more

Support fellow lawyers at risk

The Law Society Lawyers for Lawyers Programme seeks to protect and support lawyers and judges who face intimidation or physical attack for carrying out their legitimate professional duties.

Find out how you can help

International Action Team: online training available

The Law Society has launched a webinar to help pro bono lawyers and law students get involved in our human rights work.

Webinar details

Follow @lshumanrights on twitter

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