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Newsletter articles from 2003

Canada to open new consulates in United States By Lewis F. Matuszewich November 2003 The Government of Canada announced that it will open seven new consulates in the United States, upgrade two consulates to consulates general and appoint 20 honorary consuls.
Case law update By Ellen Pauling December 2003 In re M.M. and E.S., 337 Ill. App. 3d 764, 786 N.E. 2d 654, 272 Ill. Dec. 1157 (2d. District., March 21, 2003).
Chair’s column By Jessica T. DePinto September 2003 This year President Lavin has asked the section councils to focus on mentoring their members and prospective members, providing quality educational programs and encouraging new members to join and participate in their sections.
Commercial aspects of Islamic law (shari’ah): A selected bibliography for practicing lawyers By Howard L. Stovall November 2003 In our current 'war on terrorism,' U.S. government officials, print and broadcast media, think-tanks and scholars have thrown a spotlight on some (relatively narrow) aspects of Islam and Islamic law.
Cost of doing business: Air freight carriers pay prejudgment interest too By Michael S. Schimmel and Matthew J. Kissling May 2003 While the Warsaw Convention appears on its face outdated and the Hague Protocol inapplicable, these two doctrines are still well alive and are often applied in modern day situations.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich November 2003 Chicago and Illinois have been focal points for international trade since early French explorers shipped furs from the region to Europe.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich September 2003 This is the first issue of The Globe for 2003-04. For the past few years we have had a target of six issues each year.
Editor’s comments June 2003 At the beginning of the year the Section Council set six issues of The Globe as the goal.
Editor’s comments May 2003 This is the fifth issue of The Globe for this year.
Editor’s comments March 2003 This is the fourth issue of The Globe during this year. There is an announcement of the March 31, 2003 CLE program, Immigration Practice and Process in the Era of Homeland Security.
Employment in Ireland: Compensation and benefits issues By David R. Shannon March 2003 This is a general survey of compensation and benefit issues that a multinational employer with a presence in Ireland may encounter.
Filing international trademark applications in the United States: Some basic considerations and resources for attorneys By Pradip K. Sahu November 2003 On November 2, 2003, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the "USPTO") began accepting trademark applications under the Protocol Relating to the Madrid Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Marks ("The Protocol").
Global expansion is a matter of construction June 2003 Opportunities for global expansion are endless, as they come in all shapes, sizes and permutations.
Human rights in Europe: 2002 By Benjamin L. Apt March 2003 There was no particular trend in European human rights policies or jurisprudence in 2002.
Immigration Practice and Process In the Era of Homeland Security March 2003 The International and Immigration Law Section presents a CLE With Lunch program on Monday, March 31, 2003. The program is at the ISBA Chicago Regional Office, 20 South Clark Street, 9th Floor.
International trademark protection: A brand new way in the U.S.A. By Pradip K. Sahu May 2003 On November 2, 2002, President Bush signed into law the legislation that will make the United States a member of the Madrid Protocol for the International Registration of Marks (The Madrid Protocol).
The legal profession in Russia By Irina Slavina June 2003 Because the legal profession is one of the most prestigious and highly paid professions in Russia, admission to law departments of the universities is highly competitive.
The legend lives on: A look at the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 By John W. Rossiter May 2003 Professor Richard T. De George has identified and discussed "four social myths" related to corruption.
The legislature has acted: Aliens, guilty pleas and new admonitions in the criminal court (P.A. 93-0373) By Patrick M. Kinnally September 2003 During the last 90 days, you have met several times with the prosecutor, Marlene Tims, concerning the felony drug possession charge for which your client, Porfirio, has been charged.
New Department of Homeland Security includes most immigration functions By Gabrielle M. Buckley June 2003 On November 25, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Homeland Security Act of 2002, which created a new cabinet-level position and the new Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
Permanent resident aliens may be detained prior to removal proceedings By Isaac J. Colunga September 2003 Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, 8 U.S.C. § 1226, the Attorney General shall detain any alien who is removable from the United States where he has been convicted of a specified set of crimes.
Read for yourself: French and German cases translated on the Web By Shannon M. Shepherd May 2003 The University College of London (UCL) has emphasized comparative law since its first law professor came on board in 1826.
Recent developments: $26 million from Iran By Mike McCaskey and Michael S. Schimmel March 2003 With rogue nations and the ever-increasing threat of terrorism against individuals and businesses, the law governing tort immunity applicable to Foreign States has been subjected to modifications based on global developments.
Redeploy Illinois By Betsy Clarke December 2003 Redeploy Illinois is now law-providing a plan to develop local incentive funding to reduce juvenile commitments to corrections.
So I’m an alien? I beg your pardon!—Why the Governor’s pardon may be required to avoid your client’s deportation from the United States (Part I) By Scott D. Pollock September 2003 Immigration lawyers must sometimes go to Springfield or Chicago to ask the Governor, through the Illinois Prisoner Review Board, to issue executive clemency for even seemingly minor criminal offenses.
Special registration and third-country nationals By Jacqueline Lentini McCullough May 2003 How would you respond if a client asks, "I am a Canadian citizen, but I was born in Iran. Do I need to comply with Special Registration?"
Trademark protection in China: An overview By Pradip K. Sahu September 2003 Many businesses in the United States see China as "the final frontier" because it is a rapidly developing nation with great potential for economic growth.