Austin Bar Association
816 Congress Avenue, Suite 700
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 473-2720
View Map




Loading Events
  • This event has passed.
Thursday, March 15 | 12:00 pm to 1:15 pm

International Law Section Nuts & Bolts CLE

Topic: Key Tools and Terms of International Practice: The Basics of How to Become (or Act Like) an International Lawyer

The topics we will cover (briefly) will include:

  • Legal ethics for international lawyers;
  • advising clients on transactions subject to foreign law
  • advising on disputes or transactions subject to adjudication in foreign courts
  • the ethical obligations of an attorney licensed in Texas vis-à-vis use of foreign counsel
  • Treaties practitioners should know something about—or at least know they exist: the NY Convention, UNCISG, Vienna Convention on Treaties; bilateral trade and investment agreements; how to learn about treaties and U.S. reservations, etc. (McNair on the Law of Treaties; Treaties in Force)
  • Key federal laws on international issues: (e.g., the Trade Act of 1974, IEEPA, FSIA)
  • Key judicial doctrines (Act of State, forum non conveniens, political question)
  • When does state law applies? (Enforcement of foreign judgments, choice of law, etc.)
  • Advising on foreign law, or transactions to be enforced in foreign jurisdictions; use of foreign counsel (ethical considerations)
  • Ways to learn both the substance of the law, but also simple practice basics.
  • Key resources: Restatement, ASIL, Treaties in Force, Bar colleagues, etc.

Cost for Members and Non-members: $15

Lunch and parking included.

To register, contact Martin Lutz.


McGinnis Lochridge
600 Congress Ave. Ste 2100
Austin, TX 78701 United States
+ Google Map


1 hour partic. CLE

Back to all events ›

Back to Top