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Challenges litigators face serving discovery in Europe By David W. Aubrey December 2017 This article will discuss a few examples of the various European Blocking Statutes, specifically those of France, Germany, and Switzerland.
“Chipping away at a promise”: Pretrial diversion agreements and immigration convictions By Patrick M. Kinnally October 2017 If an INA conviction is part of the pretrial diversion agreement or a statement during the PDA hearing that amounts to the requirements for such a conviction your client may become removable or inadmissible. In so doing the remedial object of the PDA for the immigrant defendant would be lost.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich December 2017 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich November 2017 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich October 2017 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich August 2017 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich May 2017 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich March 2017 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Editor’s comments By Lewis F. Matuszewich February 2017 An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
Employee’s suit for green-card sponsorship fails By Michael R. Lied May 2017 A summary of Gason v. Dow Corning Corporation.
Former Chair Lynne Ostfeld honored with the Medal of Knight of the French National Order of Merit August 2017 Chicago attorney Lynne R. Ostfeld was honored Thursday, June 29, by the government of France during a reception and ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago.
Immigration enforcement in the workplace likely to increase By Shannon M. Shepherd August 2017 A look at how employers can anticipate, prepare, and react to a visit from ICE.
Immigration support affidavit enforceable in divorce proceedings By Michael R. Lied December 2017 A summary of In re: Marriage of Ashlyne and Vikash Kumar.
Important External Resources for a Trade Compliance Paralegal By Claudia Petcu November 2017 As the world of trade compliance is constantly changing, it is important to keep up with changing regulations.
International legal education: A scholar’s journey By Sheena L. Hart August 2017 Law student Sheena Hart has found that the best way to learn international law is to have a passion for understanding how the United States legal system interacts with foreign legal systems.
ISBA Career Panel at Southern Illinois University By Cindy G. Buys May 2017 Four members of the International and Immigration Law Section Council participated in a career panel discussion at the Southern Illinois University School of Law in April, 2017. 
John Marshall Law School Professor Mark Wojcik helps open first law school in Bhutan October 2017 The Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law is the first law school in the history of the Kingdom of Bhutan, a country of 750,000 people located between China and India.
Judicial review of arbitral awards in Switzerland: Balancing procedural flexibility and compliance with fundamental procedural rights By Lukas Wyss February 2017 Arbitration is widely acclaimed as an efficient way of resolving commercial disputes, in particular in international settings. Besides enhanced international enforcement, one of its key features is its flexibility, in particular its ability to adapt to the differing 
needs and expectations of parties from diverse legal backgrounds and cultures, neutrality, expertise of the decision-makers.
Meet the Section Council May 2017 Learn more about Section member Natalie L. Pesin.
Meet the section council: Geeta Shah August 2017 Learn more about International & Immigration Law Section Council member Geeta Shah.
Multi-party contract and multi-party arbitration proceedings in Switzerland: What commercial users should know By Lukas Wyss March 2017 This article discusses the features of multi-contract and multi-party arbitration proceedings primarily under the Swiss Rules of International Arbitration and gives an overview of the corresponding ICC Arbitration Rules for arbitration proceedings having their seat in Switzerland.
National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS): Is the program over? By Patrick M. Kinnally March 2017 There is little doubt that our federal government has the duty to protect us from those who would do us harm. Although we welcome that, what is the price to our democracy?
New I-9 form and employer handbook By Michael R. Lied August 2017 US Citizenship and Immigration Services released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17, 2017.
Office of Special Counsel provides discrimination guidance By Michael R. Lied February 2017 In determining whether a violation has occurred, the Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer, the adjudicative body that hears cases arising under the INA’s anti-discrimination provision, looks to relevant case law of the federal circuit in which the claim arises.
Pleading guilty and immigrant criminal defendants: A renewed call for a new law By Patrick M. Kinnally August 2017 Author Pat Kinnally argues that Illinois' judicial admonition law is ineffective.
Recent cases August 2017 Recent cases of interest to international & immigration law practitioners.
Reminder: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services’ new digital form I-9 has taken effect By Jacob Hogg & Rebecca Mancini May 2017 Employer representatives overseeing the employment eligibility and verification process must ensure that the new Form I-9 with the revision date of Nov. 14, 2016 is used for all new hires going forward.
Revisiting the Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons By Mark E. Wojcik October 2017 The Chicago Declaration was intended to protect the rights of older persons in various areas, including autonomy and independence, participation in decision-making processes, and freedom of choice.
Saudi Arabia: Final step towards Regional Trademark Law March 2017 The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf (GCC) Trademark Law, unlike the GCC Patent Law, is a unifying, not a unitary law.It stipulates a set of uniform provisions for all GCC countries, but does not offer a unitary registration system. New GCC Trademark Law and Implementing Regulations were published in the Saudi Official Gazette 1 July 2016, and are expected to become effective 90 days thereafter.
Sessions v. Morales-Santana: Gender-based classifications in the Immigration and Nationality Act struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court By Robert Heuer November 2017 On June 12, 2017, the Supreme Court issued a ruling in furtherance of gender equality, striking down as violative of the Fifth Amendment’s equal protection guarantee a provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. § 1401 et seq.) that treated unmarried men and women differently in their ability to transmit U.S. citizenship to their children born abroad.