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Welcome to the May International update from the Law Society of England and Wales.
This month we meet some of the lawyers from China, Latin America, Africa and India coming to our International Marketplace conference on 1 July to develop their links with our members. We hear about legal life in Kazakhstan, Shanghai, Costa Rica and Ghana and the opportunities for cooperation with UK law firms.
Don't forget to submit your entries for our Excellence in International Legal Services award by 5 June. This is a great opportunity to showcase the work your firm is doing internationally, and for the first time it is open to foreign law firms who are members of our International Division.
International practice update
Law Society responds to Korean Foreign Legal Consultants Act consultation
The Korean government is looking at amendments related to joint ventures between foreign law firms and Korean law firms.
Opportunities for solicitors with the New York State Bar Association
David Miranda, incoming president of the NYSBA, discusses opportunities for Law Society members with the organisation as he prepares to visit London to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.
Legal life in... Kazakhstan
Tair Nazkhanov, managing partner at Nazkhanov and Partners, discusses the Kazakh legal market and opportunities for UK firms.
New Washington rule allows limited non-lawyer ownership of law firms
Washington State is set to become the second state in the US to allow limited non-lawyer involvement in law firms allowing 'legal technicians' to share fees or become minority owners in law firms.
News and events
International Marketplace 2015: meet the delegations
Our conference on 1 July brings together delegations from key emerging markets who want to develop their legal business and contacts in the UK.
We meet some of the lawyers coming over from China, Latin America and Africa to find out more about their legal markets and opportunities for Law Society members.
In conversation with the Italian minister of justice, 8 June
Join minister Andrea Orlando to discuss the reform of the Italian civil justice system.
Last chance to enter: Law Society's Excellence in International Legal Services award 2015Submit your entries by 5 June for our Excellence Awards. This is a great opportunity to demonstrate the contribution you're making around the world and showcase innovation in the provision of legal services internationally.
Human rights and justice during peace processes, 4 June
Join us for a lively discussion about human rights and justice during peace processes, looking at the cases of Nepal and Colombia.
Register for conference in Geneva 'Business and the Bar: The Legal Profession's Leadership on Business and Human Rights'
From 8-9 June, the Law Society will be jointly hosting a conference at the Palais des Nations in Geneva on business and human rights. The conference is free to attend but you must register in advance.
Bookings now open for our webinar 'An international perspective on the Magna Carta' - 17 June
The Magna Carta has relevance in many parts of the world where lawyers struggles to uphold and protect the rule of law, access to justice and human rights. To ensure your participation in the live webinar you need to have registered your place by 12:00 on 16 June.
International Human Rights Practice series: videos available
Excerpts of our short course focusing on the latest developments and emerging issues in European and international human rights practice are now online.
International Action Team: are you interested in joining?
The International Action Team (IAT) is a Law Society driven project that relies on a pro-bono network of lawyers and law students who intervene on behalf of lawyers at risk across the globe.
Insurance and reinsurance in Argentina seminar, London, 9 June
The Law Society is hosting an event with the British Argentine Chamber of Commerce on the insurance and reinsurance sector in Argentina.
The impact of Magna Carta and the Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen, 11 June
This one-day seminar on the impact of Magna Carta and the Déclaration des Droits de l'Homme et du Citoyen on our societies through history will take place at Lancaster House.
Law Digest Africa Awards 2015, 27 June
Law Digest is hosting its annual award and dinner at the Hilton London Tower Bridge on 27 June. The award recognises excellence in the African legal services market.
Discount for members: ABA London sessions
The American Bar Association is coming to London in June to celebrate the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. Law Society members can register at discounted rates for its programme.
Further revisions to the Russian civil code on obligations
Capital Legal Services has summarised the most recent amendments to the Russian civil code.
Exclusive: 50% discount at 113 Restaurant and Bar for International Division members
Division members can continue to make use of this fantastic 50 per cent discount for June. 113 Restaurant and Bar invites you to experience Dawat - A taste of India on Wednesday 17 June.
Update your directory entry on our new website
Our new website includes a new International Directory, exclusively for International Division members, allowing them to showcase their firm, lawyers and work. Members can create their directory profile by completing an online form.
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