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ILS Chair's News & Notes

Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress;

working together is success.

- Edward Everett Hale


Dear ILS Members,

The Executive Board and iLaw Committee have been working hard to finalize last minute details for iLaw 2023, the ILS Global Forum on International Law. In keeping with tradition, our mid-year Executive Council meeting will take place on Thursday, February 16, 2023, and will be followed by our iLaw opening cocktail reception. The iLaw conference will be held on February 17, 2023 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Miami, Florida.

To register for the iLaw conference, please visit Take advantage of early bird savings by registering soon. Discounted registration rates are only available until January 27, 2023.

Additionally, take advantage of the Florida Bar International Law Section reserved block of rooms at the JW Marriott Marquis. If you would like to reserve accommodations at the conference venue please visit Book your group rate for The Florida Bar.

This year’s conference again will feature exciting panels on timely topics related to international business transactions, litigation, and arbitration. Stay tuned to our social media outlets and the weekly Gazette as more information will be provided in the coming weeks.

Best regards,

Jacqueline Villalba, Esq.


Register Now for the January 25th, 2023, Webinar on the Fundamentals of Nonimmigrant and Immigrant Visas

Participate in the ILS's Annual Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot Taking Place on February 18, 2023!

For those interested in either registering their school or volunteering as an arbitrator, please contact us at

Call for Volunteer Arbitrators at the 2023 Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot!

Call for volunteer arbitrators! The Florida Bar International Law Section is looking for volunteers to participate as arbitrators for the Richard DeWitt Memorial Vis Pre-Moot on Saturday, February 18, 2023The Pre-Moot will host students from top law schools, both domestic and international, to present arguments before panels of volunteer arbitrators in preparation for the most recognized moot competition in the world, the Willem C. Vis Moot. Up to 8 hours of Florida CLE is available for all volunteers. You can register here.


Volunteers may participate in person (preferred) or virtually (via Zoom). The Pre-Moot will be held at the JAMS Resolution Center in Miami, 600 Brickell Ave., Suite 2600, Miami, Florida, the Saturday after the International Law Section's 2023 flagship iLaw Conference. Volunteers may indicate their preference for morning or afternoon rounds (or both). The Pre-Moot will begin at 8:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m. 

For more information, please contact Pedro Jedlicka ( and Carolina Goncalves (

Save the Date: iLaw 2023

February 17, 2023 at the JW Marriott Marquis in Downtown Miami!

For more information on iLaw 2023, please visit the following link:

International Law Deskbook 2020

The International Law Section is proud to announce that its International Law Deskbook is now ready for shipping! Get yours today! CLICK HERE to purchase!

Join the International Law Section

If you are reading the Gazette, chances are that you are a practitioner or a student with an interest in International Law, one of the most wide-ranging, exciting and challenging legal specialties. Everyone in our field knows how crucial it is to stay on top of diverse and evolving national legal regimes, and at the same time, the difficulty of keeping meticulously up-to-date on developments around the world.

The International Law Section (ILS) of The Florida Bar is here to help you, the practitioner, navigate both the everyday and big-picture challenges of our field. Our Section is your forum to share knowledge and best practices, and to meet and mingle with peers in professional collaborations that can only enhance your grasp of the specialty and your standing among clients and peers.

Let ILS membership assist you in developing a thriving international practice through peer network development that includes important shared learnings and reciprocal referrals of clients and casework.

If your practice transcends borders, join us in making this the authoritative, go-to forum for Florida and the gateway to the region for anyone practicing International Law. Our Section is open to lawyers from other states and countries, full-time faculty at U.S. law schools, and full-time U.S. law students, all of whom may participate as associate members. For more information regarding membership with the ILS, click HERE.

Turn in your membership application TODAY!

International Law Quarterly

The International Law Quarterly - Fall 2022

Focus on Ukraine, Russia, and Eastern Europe

The Fall 2022 Issue of the International Law Quarterly - Focus on Ukraine, Russia, and Eastern Europe is now available. Click on the image above to download! For all previous issues of the International Law Quarterly, please follow this link.

Visit Our Sponsors

The ILS Thanks its Sponsors 

In light of what we accomplished this past year, we hope you will continue to support the Section as a sponsor. In 2021-2022, various firms, companies and suppliers sponsored the Section. 

We look forward to another year of innovative programs where we can advance international law and further promote our sponsors. To learn more, read the Section's sponsorship package. You can also contact our Treasurer, Cristina Vicens Beard at for more details., or Vice Treasurer, Laura Reich at for more details.


The ILS Gazette

Editor: Matthew Akiba

Chair: Jacqueline Villalba

Immediate Past Chair: James M. Meyer

Chair-Elect: Richard Montes De Oca

Secretary: Ana Barton

Treasurer: Cristina Vicens Beard

Vice-Treasurer: Laura Reich

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