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Newsletter articles from 2009

2009 US-China Legal Exchange October 2009 The US Department of Commerce (DOC) hosted a senior delegation from China in October 2009 to discuss China’s amendments to the Patent Law and the draft Telecommunications Law as part of the 2009 US-China Legal Exchange.
ABA Section of International Law Meeting By Violeta I. Balan April 2009 One of this year’s most important events for international lawyers is the Spring Meeting of ABA Section of International Law, taking place in Washington, DC, on April 14-18, 2009.
Alert for religious organizations and religious workers By Scott D. Pollock April 2009 Date: November 26, 2008
Arbitration and the Arab Middle East: Some thoughts from a commercial lawyer By Howard L. Stovall November 2009 Islamic law encourages arbitration of disputes, as does the European civil law jurisdictions that have most influenced the Arab Middle East. Yet while Western businesses are increasingly using arbitration to resolve disputes in international commercial transactions, acceptance has been slower in the Arab world.
At long last: New regulations allow adjustment of status for victims of trafficking By Andrea Taylor November 2009 Every year, an estimated 800,000 individuals are trafficked across national borders.
The basics of buying a home in Mexico: Mi Casa in Mexico 101 By Humberto Guerrero January 2009 This article intends to provide foreign buyers with the essentials on how to buy a dream home in Mexico.
Court strikes down Illinois law prohibiting employers from using E-Verify By Cindy G. Buys June 2009 In late 2007, Illinois enacted Public Law 95-138 prohibiting Illinois employers from enrolling in the federal government’s Employment Eligibility Verification System or E-Verify until the federal government could certify that the results of the E-Verify system were 99% accurate.
“Cross-Section of Immigration and Criminal Law: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Offenses:” Upcoming CLE sponsored by the International and Immigration Law Council and co-sponsored by the Criminal Justice Council By Anne M. Skallerup April 2009 The International and Immigration Law Council and the Criminal Justice Council have organized a Continuing Legal Education class intended to educate criminal defense and immigration attorneys who represent noncitizens of the impact that criminal offenses have on the immigration status of their clients.
Developments in Swiss business law for the first half of 2009 By Florian S. Jorg September 2009 International business law updates.
Divorce, Deportation, and Disciplinary Complaints: Avoiding Immigration Pitfalls in Family Law By Macarena Tamayo-Calabrese November 2009 The ISBA’s International and Immigration Law Section, in conjunction with the Family Law Section and the Section of Human Rights, will be presenting a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) class on March 26, 2010.
Dubai: A regional arbitration center? By Raid Abu-Manneh November 2009 Following the recent establishment of the LCIA-DIFC Centre at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), Dubai now has two international arbitration centres. This reflects the increasing acceptance of arbitration in the Middle East and the progress made in developing arbitration in Dubai.
Editor’s Comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich November 2009 Potential authors for The Globe will from time to time contact us asking for suggestions on topics for articles. One of the most efficient sources for ideas is the ISBA E-Clips, which any member of the ISBA may receive.
Editor’s Comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich October 2009 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s Comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich September 2009 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s Comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich July 2009 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich June 2009 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich April 2009 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich January 2009 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
“Explicit” waivers of foreign sovereign immunity need not explicitly refer to courts of the United States By Mark E. Wojcik April 2009 In Capital Ventures International v. Republic of Argentina, the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Second Circuit had to decide “whether the Republic of Argentina explicitly waived its sovereign immunity from suit in the United States as to claims relating to bonds issued by Argentina under German law.”
Form I-9: Delay of another Interim Rule By Maryann Bullion April 2009 All employers, whether they are individuals, corporations, government entities, or a small family business, have an affirmative duty to ensure they are not hiring aliens who are unauthorized to work in the United States.
Former Attorney General overturns 20 years of board precedent in last days of office By Shannon M. Shepherd April 2009 Former attorney General Michael Mukasey issued an order in the Matter of Compean, Bangaly, and J-E-C-, 24 I&N Dec. 710 (A.G. 2009), which purports to overturn Matter of Lozada and its progeny.
Haiti tries again for Temporary Protected Status By Sara A. Raheb September 2009 On January 6, 2009, U.S. Representative Alcee L. Hastings reintroduced legislation to grant Haitians Temporary Protected Status.
Ideas for submissions to The Globe November 2009 If any member of the International & Immigration Law Section is interested in writing an article for The Globe, but is having trouble selecting a topic, the ISBA E-Clips provide a source of ideas. Every few days there will be a case mentioned concerning “Aliens” which will mention a federal court decision. Any of these cases can be the basis of a short article or case note for The Globe.
Immigration Consultation Corner- With multiple grounds of inadmissibility, some cannot be cured—A brief look at false claims to U.S. citizenship, fraud and other immigration violations By Scott D. Pollock July 2009 Even attorneys that do not regularly practice immigration law are often surprised to learn of the drastic immigration consequences of fraudulent conduct or the use of false documents to obtain admission to the U.S. from abroad.
Immigration consultation corner: Denial of an R-1 Visa petition for a minister of religion—To challenge or not to challenge? By Scott D. Pollock June 2009 The author shares an immigration case that presented a tricky procedural dilemma.
International & Immigration Law Section Council’s legislative action By Rebecca L. Van Court July 2009 A summary of the proposals the section council has reviewed, the position adopted by the council and the current status of the bill.
Investment arbitration and financial crisis: The global financial crisis and BITs By Joshua Fellenbaum January 2009 The global economy has struck a significant downturn, which as this article posits, could have direct effects on investor-state arbitration claims.
Is justice equal for all? By Maria Laura Cabrera Iliou July 2009 On April 7, 2009, Alberto Fujimori, the former president of Peru became the first Latin American president found guilty of crimes against humanity.
Issues for discussion November 2009 At a recent Section Council meeting of the International and Immigration Law Section, the members present decided that, from time to time, questions would be posed to all the members of the Section Council. Their responses would then be provided as an item in The Globe. The concept is to broaden the discussion of issues that the international and immigration practitioner is apt to face.
Issues for discussion October 2009 At the most recent Section Council meeting of the International and Immigration Law Section, the members present decided that from time to time, questions would be posed to all the members of the Section Council. Their responses would then be provided as an item in The Globe. The concept is to broaden the discussion of issues that the international and immigration practitioner is apt to face.