International Law Section and Barcelona Bar: Lawyers Exchange Program

The agreement between the International Law Section and the Barcelona Bar allows for the creation of a Lawyers Exchange Program to encourage lawyers from both countries to expand their knowledge in matters involving international law and arbitration/litigation. Firms hosting foreign attorneys under this agreement are not required to compensate the foreign attorneys. For more information about this program please contact Yine Rodriguez at

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Agreements with foreign bars

Florida Avoids Passage of Foreign Law Ban Through Rational Compromise that Codifies Existing Case Law

Press Release by International Law Section of Florida Bar (ILS) – May 12, 2014

Florida Avoids Passage Of Foreign Law Ban Through Rational

Compromise That Codifies Existing Case Law

On May 12, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed SB 386, a bill describing the application of foreign law in Florida courts in family law and child custody cases.  The bill is a compromise measure drafted by Senator David Simmons (R – Altamonte Springs) with the help of the ILS.  The original bill, sponsored by Senator Alan Hays (R – Umatilla) was similar to proposed legislation introduced in over 30 states seeking to severely restrict the application of foreign law in state courts.  . . . more