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International Lawyers Network

The International Lawyers Network (ILN) is a leading association of 91 high-quality, full-service independent law firms.

Since 1988, the ILN has helped its members keep pace with today’s global economy, through access to the tremendous strength and depth of the combined expertise of 5,000 lawyers in 67 countries on six continents.

ILN member firms are among the most respected and most experienced counsel in their jurisdictions. Clients’ increasing need for reliable foreign counsel is well-met by the personalized, high-quality and cost-effective legal services provided by ILN member firms. Unique to the ILN are the strong personal and professional relationships among its members and their clients developed over the past 24 years. Far from a mere directory, the ILN is an affiliation of lawyers who gather on a regional and worldwide basis annually and work routinely with each other to address client requirements and needs.

Each of the ILN’s member firms is international in outlook and staffed by highly trained senior attorneys, who are experts in a broad range of practice areas. ILN members have demonstrated experience in working successfully with international companies. They are independent, mid-sized firms within their jurisdictions, and are committed to the focus of the International Lawyers Network, admitted to the Network only after a rigorous application process. The ILN provides clients with high-quality service from experienced local counsel who work in firms that maintain excellent reputations in their own countries. This means that clients have immediate access to attorneys who are native, both linguistically and culturally, to the country of interest.

The ILN’s international directory app is available for iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones. To access the app, click here or log on to ILNmobile.com from your smartphone.

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The Division of Investment Management of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued guidance for registered investment advisers and their representatives on using testimonials from independent third-party social media sites. The limited amount of social media guidance for “regulated” industries from their various regulators has made the broad use of social media challenging. More…

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Best Practices in Effective Conference Networking: Don’t Skip Anything

I’ve done a number of posts here recently on best practices for networking and relationship-building at conferences, and you may remember that I’ve said, more than once, how important it is to avoid your room at all costs.

But there’s a counter-point to that which I’ve been thinking about a lot as we have our ILN Annual Meeting on the horizon, and that is – DON’T SKIP ANYTHING.

Sometimes, when attending a conference, it’s very tempting (and often reasonable) to combine other business with the business of the conference – you may have clients in the same city, or friends that you rarely get to see, or a spouse who is with you, but not joining in on the conference, and you feel that taking an afternoon (or two) or a meal (or two) away from the conference won’t be such a big deal. 

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International Lawyers Network Recognized by Chambers as Global Leading Law Firm Network for Third Year

April 23, 2014 – The International Lawyers Network (ILN) has been recognized by Chambers and Partners for the third year in a row as a Global Leading Law Firm Network in their annual global guide to the world’s leading law firms. The ranking reinforces the high quality of the ILN’s member firms around the world.

Chambers noted that “The group offers impressive coverage in Europe, Central America and the USA, with further representation in major jurisdictions in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America.” 

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A recent Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB)report indicated that credit reporting errors are a leading consumer complaint. Not surprisingly, these complaints have lead to an increased focus from the regulators – especially related to the obligation of furnishers to properly investigate disputed information in consumer reports. This increased focus should prompt all furnishers of credit report information, including credit unions, to review and revise their dispute procedures. More…

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Partner Brendan Aloysius Barry Appointed to Big Cypress National Preserve Off-Road Vehicle Advisory Committee

Shutts & Bowen is pleased to announce that Brendan Aloysius Barry, a real estate partner in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale office, has been appointed by United States Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell to the Off-Road Vehicle (ORV) Advisory Committee of the Big Cypress National Preserve.

The federal appointment to the three-year term was effective April 9. The committee examines issues and makes recommendations regarding the management of off-road vehicles in the preserve. More…

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HOMS announced as finalists in 2014 Irish Law Awards (23.4.2014)

HOMS are delighted to again be finalists in the 2014 Irish Law Awards. Our teams and personnel have been successful in being announced as finalists in the following five categories:-

Munster Law Firm of the Year (Over 5 Solicitors) – Holmes O’Malley Sexton

HOMS is proud to have been shortlisted in this category each and every year since these awards were launched and HOMS was recognized as the Munster Law Firm of…

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Carina Bittel appointed COO of Clark Wilson

Carina Bittel
Carina Bittel has been appointed Clark Wilson’s Chief Operating Officer, effective April 1, 2014. Carina previously served as the firm’s Director of Administration and played a key role in strategic planning initiatives and management committees.
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Andrea Raso joins Clark Wilson

Andrea RasoClark Wilson LLP is pleased to welcome Andrea Raso to Chair the firm’s Labour & Employment Group. Andrea’s practice includes acting for employers in defence of wrongful dismissal and related tort claims; disability benefits litigation; human rights complaints; privacy complaints; injunctions; class actions; employment standards complaints; labour board hearings; rights arbitration and workers compensation; and health and safety matters. She has developed significant expertise acting for a broad range of private and public sector employers and has appeared before all levels of court including the Supreme Court of Canada. Andrea obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto in 1989 and her Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Windsor in 1992. She was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1994, British Columbia in 2008 and Northwest Territories in 2011. She also obtained a Mediation Certificate from the University of California at Los Angeles in 2002.

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Two for Tuesdays: Thought Leaders to Follow

We’re switching it up here again on our Two for Tuesdays, and instead of bringing you tips today, I’m bringing you two thought leaders in the legal industry to pay attention to!

Thought Leader One: Tim Corcoran, Corcoran Consulting Group

If you don’t already know Tim, you should. From his bio, we learn that he: 

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Clark Wilson presents at CAGP National Conference

During the 21st Annual Canadian Association of Gift Planners (CAGP-ACPDP™) National Conference, which took place from April 9 to 11, 2014 at the Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre Hotel, Amy Mortimore, who was also on the Host Committee responsible for organizing the conference, presented on the subject of “Changes for Charities and Gift Planning under BC Estate Law: What charities need to know about the Wills, Estates and Succession Act”. Both the seminar and the Conference overall were well received by the hundreds of gift planners, financial advisors and other related professionals who attended. Clark Wilson also sponsored a photographer, Nick Darcy, to take photographs on all three days of the event, which will be provided directly to CAGP and Clark Wilson.

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