Dear ILS Members:

We are now soliciting proposals for the iLaw2018: The ILS Global Forum on International Law, which will take place on February 16, 2018, at the Conrad Hotel in Miami. Similar to the preceding few years, the iLaw2018 will consist of four panel presentations with three simultaneous tracks, as follows: (1) the ICDR arbitration track, (2) the litigation track, and (3) the business transactions track, all in addition to one opening plenary session and one closing plenary session. We will consider submissions that are appropriate for each of the three tracks.

The deadline for initial proposals is August 11, 2017. Please submit your proposal(s) by email to Ana Barton, Jacqueline Villalba and Kristin Drecktrah Paz at the email addresses indicated below.

Each proposal should contain a suggested title and a description of the panel of no more than 200 words. Identification of speakers is not necessary at this time, but proposals may suggest the type(s) of speakers envisioned to speak, or specific topics covered, on the panel. Please be mindful that the iLaw2018 Steering Committee is committed to, and will ensure, diversity (including, without limitation, gender, racial, ethnic) on all panels.

The iLaw2018 Steering Committee, consisting of the co-chairs, the ILS executive officers, and volunteer members, will evaluate all proposals and timely decide which proposals to accept for the iLaw2018. Based on the limited number of panel presentations during the conference and the potential high volume of proposals, we are unable to select all submissions.

Thank you for your time and commitment to the ILS and the iLaw2018. We look forward to hearing from you!

iLaw2018 Co-Chairs
Ana Barton (
Jacqueline Villalba (
Kristin Drecktrah Paz (

UPCOMING DEADLINE – International Law Certification

The International Law Certification Committee of the Florida Bar would like to remind members that applications for Florida Bar Board Certification in International Law are due to the Board of Legal Specialization no later than August 31, 2017 in order to sit for the examination in 2018. Join the 53 lawyers currently Board Certified as an expert in International Law!