ILS Chair’s News & Notes

Dear ILS Members,
Friday, in Spanish, is Viernes; in Portugues, Sexta-feira; in French, Vendredi; and in ILS, it is “Gazette.”
In this issue, we remind ILS members that registration to our Leadership Retreat at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs is open! Attendees should register for our events at the link contained below in the Gazette. Also, those attending live should register for their rooms at the Hyatt at the discounted rate using the links below as well. Today is the last day to ensure access to the ILS’ room block at the discounted rate. At the Retreat, we will be holding an Executive Council meeting, committee meetings along with having a luncheon presentation on fraud during the pandemic. Lastly, ILS members will be giving “ILS Talks.” We are still soliciting members to give ILS Talks; they may be given live or remotely. Show off your stuff!
Our Fall 2020 issue of the International Law Quarterly (“ILQ”), focusing on customs and Trade, is available on the ILS website, in the Gazette below, and will be distributed in hard copy at our Leadership Retreat! Once again a great job by our co-editors in chief, Ana Barton and Laura Reich and to all the contributors. The magazine is “First-Class” in all respects. The ILQ editors, working overtime, already are calling for articles for the Winter 2021 ILQ which will focus on “Digital Law.” Submit your interest in writing an article to the ILQ editors by October 30, 2020. Final drafts due December 4th. That issue will be distributed in connection with iLaw2021.
The Florida Bar International Litigation & Arbitration Certification Committee is seeking candidates for certification! Questions can be directed to the certification committee at the email address provided in this Gazette. Board certification recognizes attorneys’ special knowledge, skills and proficiency in various areas of law and professionalism and ethics in practice. Relevant here are the certifications in International Law, and International Litigation & Arbitration. The ILS encourages all international practitioners to become Florida Bar board certified. And, to review for your certification exams, remember that the ILS has its International Law Deskbook for sale for the extremely reasonable price of $99.
In that vein, as part of our highlighting of board certified lawyers, we feature in this Gazette Tiffany Compres of FisherBroyles, Florida Bar Board Certified in International Law. Check out her interview below in the Gazette.
Remember to register for CLE webinars being offered by the ILS. October 20 we have “Tax Tips for International Arbitration” and on October 28, “2020-Immigration Law for the International Practitioner-A Beginner’s Guide and the Red Flags.” Have an idea for a webinar? Contact Katherine Sanoja, our CLE Committee Chair at
I will be spending my weekend reading the new ILQ. I can’t imagine what anyone else would want to do.
Have a great weekend!
Sincerely yours,
Robert J. Becerra