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Newsletter articles from 2007

Message from the Chair By Lewis F. Matuszewich November 2007 This third issue of The Globe for 2007-2008 includes “Local immigration ordinances are likely unconstitutional” by Anthony E. Rothert which originally appeared in Human Rights, the newsletter of the ISBA Section on Human Rights.
Message from the Chair By Lewis F. Matuszewich September 2007 A message from Chair Lew Matuszewich.
Message from the Chair By Lewis F. Matuszewich August 2007 The Illinois State Bar Association’s Annual Meeting always marks the changing of the structure of each Section Council.
Message from the Chair By Shannon M. Shepherd May 2007 A message from Section Chair Shannon Shepherd.
Message from the Chair By Shannon M. Shepherd April 2007 Recently, your Section Council met at the offices of the Illinois Global Partnership, a non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the reach of Illinois goods and services throughout the world.
Message from the Chair By Shannon M. Shepherd March 2007 A message from Section Chair Shannon Shepherd.
Message from the Chair By Shannon M. Shepherd January 2007 A message from Section Chair Shannon Shepherd.
A minor child may establish his own best interests for purposes of the Hague Convention on International Child Abduction By Juli Campagna September 2007 The 10th Circuit held that a 13-year-old boy’s in camera interview with a magistrate judge—where neither the parents nor their counsel were in attendance—provided sufficient evidence to defeat a repatriation claim brought by his mother, with whom he was living, in Canada.
Now is the time for employers to prepare to beat the fiscal year 2008 H-1B cap By Scott D. Pollock and Fatima G. Mohyuddin January 2007 The H-1B visa cap is once again in the forefront of business immigration practice and Congressional debate.
Pro bono assistance needed By Jefferson Mok April 2007 Attorneys interested in pro bono cases: Following is our current list of cases in need of pro bono representation.
Pro Bono Attorneys Needed September 2007 The National Immigrant Justice Center is recruiting pro bono representation in asylum cases.
Pro bono opportunities January 2007 The National Immigrant Justice Center, a Heartland Alliance partner, has provided us the following description of pro bono representation cases that are currently in need of assistance.
Pro Bono Recognition January 2007 The National Immigrant Justice Center, in their recent Pro Bono project newsletter expressed their thanks and congratulations to attorneys who volunteered their time to assist in immigration relief matters.
Promoting Illinois Education Exports November 2007 The U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Commercial Service in Chicago publishes the U.S.A. Trade World Illinois. In their Fall 2007 issue, they included “Promoting Illinois Education Exports.”
Public-private supply chain initiatives: The relationship between C-TPAT, CSI, and the WCO By Matthew DeFlorio December 2007 The Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (“C-TPAT”) is a voluntary program established in November 2001 with the aim of engaging the global supply chain community and empowering participants to play a critical role in assisting Customs in achieving its dual objective of securing our nation’s borders and improving facilitation of trade.
Putting employers between a rock and a hard place with respect to verifying employment eligibility By Cindy G. Buys December 2007 Earlier this year, the Illinois legislature passed and Governor Blagojevich signed into law H.B. 1744, which puts employers in an even more difficult position with respect to verifying their employees’ eligibility to work. H.B. 1744 amends the Illinois Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act to prohibit employers “from enrolling in any Employment Eligibility Verification System, including the Basic Pilot Program, 8 U.S.C. 1324a, . . . until the Social Security Administration (SSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) databases are able to make a determination on 99 percent of the tentative nonconfirmation notices issued to employers within three days, unless otherwise required by federal law.”
Real estate investment in Romania By Sorina Tira January 2007 It is a fact! Romania will become a member of the European Union on January 1, 2007.
State money and foreign policy: Illinois Sudan Act ruled unconstitutional By Jacob A. Ramer August 2007 As the world struggles to deal effectively with the genocide in Darfur that has claimed an estimated 200,000 lives and displaced 2.5 million people, and the United States government seeks its own calculated response, several states have begun taking their own measures to protest the conflict and humanitarian disaster.
State of the World – Center of Opportunity By Richard Paullin March 2007 In August 2005, the Illinois legislature created the Illinois Global Partnership (IGP) to promote and enhance international trade and economic development in the State.
Summary of commercial agency/distributorship law in the United Arab Emirates By Howard L. Stovall December 2007 Commercial agencies are primarily governed in the United Arab Emirates (the “UAE”) by Federal Law No. 18 of 1981 as amended, the “Commercial Agency Law.”
The transatlantic partnership and its implications to the economies of the United States and the European Union By Oana Pantilimon April 2007 The United States and the European Union are the two greatest powers in the world today.
World Intellectual Property Organization proposes new Initiative regarding trademarks for drug names By Alpana P. Sahu, K. and Pradip K. Sahu March 2007 From November 13th to the 17th, 2006, the World Intellectual Property Organization’s Standing Committee on Trademarks, Industrial Designs and Geographical Indications (the “Standing Committee) met in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss numerous issues relating to trademark law and practice.
Your client wants to vacation outside the U.S. with the kids but the other parent fears abduction… If the destination country is a Hague signatory, here’s a possible solution By Jacalyn Birnbaum November 2007 Not an uncommon problem in a pending pre-decree case: One parent seeks to vacation with the children outside the country and the other parent—concerned about possible abduction—refuses to permit the vacation in the absence of an Order of Court.