ILS Chair’s News & Notes

ILS Chair’s News & Notes

 

Dear ILS Members,
Welcome to another Friday Gazette, our weekly journal of ILS events and opportunities!
First, let’s all take a minute to remember the awful events of September 11, 2001, 19 years ago today, and keep in our thoughts those that have passed, the heroism shown by so many that day, and our hopes for a better and peaceful world, free of fear.
You will all be receiving news and information shortly about our upcoming Leadership Retreat being held on November 6-8, 2020 in Bonita Springs, Florida. The Retreat will have both live and remote attendance, with strict COVID-19 safety, social distancing, masking and sanitation protocols provided by a first class facility. We will publish those for all to see. We are bringing back ILS talks as well (patterned after 10 minute Ted Talks), so  all those interested (and I have already received interest) please contact me.
In the nearer term, we are having our next Lunch & learn on September 22nd at 1 p.m. featuring yours truly and our guest Barry Kamar, Vice President and General Counsel of Westfleet Advisors, a litigation funding consultant firm. We will be discussing litigation funding and its issues with Barry, and the journey to his position and career in litigation funding. The Lunch & Learn will be held via Zoom, hosted by ILS friends Fiduciary Trust International.
Your Section has some excellent upcoming webinars; time to get some CLE! On October 20th we have “Tax Tips for International Arbitration” presented by Jeff Hagen, Fabio Giallanza, and Leopoldo Escobar. Also upcoming will be “2020-Immigration Law for the International Practitioner-A Beginner’s Guide and the Red Flags” with ILS past Chair Larry Rifkin, Juan Carlos Freire, and Elaine Weiss. Being one who loves red flags, I will be checking this one out.
Your iLaw2021 Steering Committee is calling out for panel proposals for our flagship annual conference being held at the end of February. Take advantage of this opportunity to showcase your practice and expertise by suggesting panel topics and panelists. Contact iLaw2021 co-chair Cristina Vicens-Beard at cvicens@sequorlaw.com to submit proposals and learn about upcoming committee meetings.
Lastly the ILS dully supports Florida Bar Board Certification. There are both certifications in International Law, and in International Litigation and Arbitration. Our programs are excellent opportunities to earn certification credit toward both these certifications. In addition, with our International Law Deskbook, members have a ready and able review guide for those certification examinations. The Section would like to congratulate Don Hayden of Mark, Migdal & Hayden on earning his certification in International Litigation and Arbitration.
Keep submitting your members news and short articles for publication in our Gazette. In the meantime, I will be watching NFL games on Sunday. Have a great weekend!
Sincerely yours,
Robert J. Becerra