ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Dear ILS Members and friends,
At the ILS, TGIF “Thank God it’s Friday” becomes TGIG, meaning “Thank God it’s Gazette-day.”
In this issue, the Webinars we are featuring include the August 11th program presented by the Miami International Arbitration Society (MIAS) on “Protocol on Online Case Management – Collaboration in the Time of Coronavirus,” discussing the challenges the pandemic has placed on arbitration case management. ILS Executive Council member Neha Dagley will be moderating the second installment of the webinar on the land rights of indigenous people entitled “A Movement of the Heart Part II: A Global Discussion on First People’s Land Rights” on August 13th.
Of interest to international construction law practitioners will be the “Latin American Construction Law Conference” being virtually held August 17-21 presented by the Congreso Latinoamericano de Derecho de la Construcción.
Remember to RSVP to matthew.valdez@ftci.com for the August 12th 1:00 p.m. Lunch&Learn held via Zoom, featuring guest Gilbert Squires, B.C.S. being interviewed by your Chair to learn of his fascinating journey through his international law career.
Get your ILS International Law Deskbook shipping now! Ordering information is contained in the Gazette.
In addition, we congratulate ILS member Joe Raia on his becoming this year’s Chair of the American Bar Association International Law Section.
Stay tuned for more announcements on CLE opportunities of value to the international practitioner. In addition, your Board is investigating the feasibility of holding a live leadership retreat on Florida’s west coast, consistent and compliant with Covid19/CDC protocols, social distancing, and masking, to be held in late October or November with remote streaming for those who wish to appear virtually. You will hear more soon.
Enjoy your weekend!
Sincerely yours,
Robert J. Becerra