The Law Society partnered with a number of organisations to hold the first ever English Law Week in Mexico City, Mexico.
The Law Society is seeking the views and experiences of solicitors and barristers of England and Wales who provide legal services in the USA and who have undertaken or are considering undertaking requalification as an attorney through a US state bar exam.
We are seeking London based law firms and/or in-house legal departments to host a Latin American lawyer for a one week placement in May
Latin American Young Lawyers’ Exchange Programme - Applications Now Open
English Law Week in Mexico: Read what Adam Beach from CMS, one of the solicitor delegates, had to say about the 3 day event below.
Date: Friday 9 November 2018. Location: Kimpton Hotel Monaco, 700 F St NW, Washington
Applications are now open for firms to host a lawyer from Latin America for a one or two week placement in in London in May 2018.
Latin American Young Lawyers’ Exchange Programme
The D.C Bar’s Global Legal Task Force is recommending some changes to the rules for foreign lawyers wishing to be admitted in Washington D.C., and has issued a public consultation on its proposals.
The European Commission’s DG Trade is consulting on the modernisation of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Mexico.
Report of the 5th International Caravana of Jurists in Colombia
On Wednesday 5th October, The Law Society welcomed a delegation of lawyers from Latin America to participate in a series of discussions on some of the key developments affecting trade and investment with the region.
On Thursday, 29th September The Law Society hosted the 5th annual LexMex event in association with the Mexican Chamber of Commerce in Great Britain.
On Thursday 12 May the Law Society hosted an inward delegation from Chile and signed a friendship agreement with the Legal Committee of the British-Chilean Chamber of Commerce
The Law Society is delighted to announce the ten lawyers participating in this year’s Brazilian British Exchange Programme.
Idaho has been added to the recognised jurisdictions list for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
NYSBA president David Miranda discusses the Bar’s international work and celebrations in London this month for the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
Don’t miss your opportunity to nominate your practice for the Law Society’s Excellence in International Legal Services Award. The closing deadline is fast approaching with just over three weeks left. Nominate your law firm now
The Law Society used the recent American Bar Association Section of International Law Spring conference to update international lawyers and stakeholders on TTIP, following the 9th round of discussions held in New York at the end of April 2015.
The Law Society of England and Wales and the National Bar Association of Panama used the recent Global Law Summit in London, as an opportunity to sign a friendship agreement.
The first wave of Brazilian lawyers recently took part in the inaugural Brazilian British Exchange Programme. This joint initiative was set up by the Bar Council, the Law Society, BPP Law School, the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB) and Lex Anglo-Brasil.
The Brazilian Bar Association has approved a new ID card scheme for Foreign Legal Consultants.
The Law Society partnered with PILnet and Latin Lawyer to host a roundtable discussion on pro bono in the Americas as part of National Pro Bono Week and PILnet’s annual European Pro Bono Forum.
The first wave of Brazilian lawyers headed to London in November 2014 to work alongside their UK counterparts under a new joint initiative between the Bar Council, the Law Society, BPP Law School, the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB) and Lex Anglo-Brasil.
Attendees at Law Society event hear about the opportunities in the market for their firm and their clients.
The Brazilian Bar has voted to uphold the current rules for foreign law firms operating in Brazil. After a year long debate there was a unanimous decision from the Federal Council of the Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil (OAB).
The Law Society hosted the president of the Brazilian Supreme Court, Minister Joaquim Barbosa, during his London visit to meet with leaders in the English legal profession.
The presidents of the Law Society and the Brazilian Bar have signed an agreement to strengthen ties between the two organisations and their members over the next two years.
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The New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) has approved the findings of the Task Force on Nonlawyer Ownership which earlier this year concluded that nonlawyer ownership should not be permitted in New York State at this time.
Listen to the informative afternoon seminar discussing the opportunities for UK-Colombian trade.
A Law Society of Upper Canada working group on Alternative Business Structures (ABS) has released its findings in a report to the organisation’s governing body.
The Law Society and the American Bar Association have strengthened links though the recent renewal of a cooperation agreement between their international sections.
Those caught up in the legal futures discourse in Canada can’t help but notice something important – the future has already arrived.
The Law Society is delighted to welcome a group of Brazilian lawyers to London to participate in this year’s Brazilian young lawyers’ exchange programme in partnership with the Bar Council.
The Law Society’s International Division has signed a friendship agreement with the State Bar of California’s International Law Section to strengthen links between the organisations.
In June 2014, the Law Society hosted the first Colombia Law Day in association with the British Colombian Chamber of Commerce and the Legal Committee of the Colombian Business Association (ANDI).
Bermuda, Republic of Burundi, Republic of Moldova and Malawi have been added to the recognised jurisdictions list for the Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
Lawyers admitted in Washington DC and New Jersey can now dual-qualify as a solicitor of England and Wales through the fast-track Qualified Lawyers Transfer Scheme (QLTS).
Lawyers around the world have contributed to the World Bank Group publication Doing Business report 2014, documenting business reforms in 114 countries.
The Law Society was the host for the launch of Lex Anglo-Brasil, a bilateral association for lawyers with an interest in strengthening ties between Brazil and the UK.
The Avocats Hors Quebec (AHQ), the group representing members of the Barreau du Québec working abroad, has launched a new website for its members. The site includes a regular newsletter, forum and members only area.