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Newsletter articles from 2007
Abuse of legal process
The John Marshall Law School Chapter of the American Association of Russian-Speaking Attorneys will host a symposium on Abuse of Legal Process for Political Means in Russia on April 4th, 2007 at 5:30 at The John Marshall Law School.
Attorneys from Vietnam
A delegation from Vietnam met with the International and Immigration Law Section Council and ISBA Officers as part of a three city tour of the United States.
Book drive for immigration detainees
For the past two years, students and faculty from Southern Illinois University (SIU) have been visiting immigration detainees held at the Tri-County Justice and Detention Center (Tri-County) in Ullin, IL to conduct “Know Your Rights” presentations and to assess whether the legal needs of the immigration detainees are being met.
Center of main interests of a debtor
The European Insolvency Regulation (EIR), the UNCITRAL Model Law on Cross-Border Insolvency and Chapter 15 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code3 (Chapter 15) all contain a four-word mystery: “center of main interests.”
CLE covers immigration issues for family lawyers
The Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education hosted the 6th Annual Family Law Conference in March, 2007. Daniel Azulay of Azulay, Horn & Seiden, LLC, presented a segment about Immigration Law for Family Lawyers.
During the 2006-2007 ISBA year, the International and Immigration Law Section Council was able to produce eight separate issues reflecting the wide range of interests of the Section membership.
John Baun graduated from The John Marshall Law School and is a Ph.D. candidate in education at the University of Nebraska.
Once again we are indebted to the academic community for a significant portion of this issue of The Globe.
An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
I appreciate Shannon Jackson conscientiously contributing a “Message from the Chair” for each issue and keeping our readers up-to-date on the other activities of the International and Immigration Law Section.
Free Trade Agreements
Ambassador Karan K. Bhatia, Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Office of the United States Trade Representative made a presentation in Chicago in early August providing background information on Free Trade Agreements.
Free trade with Korea
The Office of the United States Trade Representative has provided the following summary of the Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Korea on which negotiations were concluded April 1, 2007.
Hague Securities Convention
The Hague Securities Convention was adopted by the Hague Conference on Private International Law in December 2002.
Jefferson Mok of the National Immigrant Justice Center has pointed out to the readers of The Globe that the Office of Chief Counsel for the Chicago Immigration Court has changed its phone number.
Judges should notify foreign nationals
Attached is a proposed Illinois Supreme Court Rule 404 that would require Illinois state court judges to notify foreign nationals at an early stage in any criminal proceedings that they have a right to have their consulate informed that they have been arrested or detained.
The latest changes in the judiciary system in South Korea
During the 2007 Spring Meeting of the American Bar Association Section of International Law, the Honorable Sang Yoon Lee, a judge from South Korea was very kind to offer some thoughts regarding the latest changes in the judiciary system in Korea and the new Free Trade Agreement between the United States and the Republic of Korea.