Global Legal Practice Resources

Prepared by Professor Laurel S. Terry, Penn State Dickinson School of Law

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Additional information and links are available on the “To Read More About It” pages at the end of most of my Powerpoint Presentations. These are located on my Presentations webpage.


The links below are organized in the following categories:



For additional information on materials related to the Global Legal Practice, see the Table of Contents of Laurel S. Terry, Global Legal Practice: Statutes and Standards (work in progress; title is tentative) and Laurel S. Terry, U.S. Legal Ethics: The Coming of Age of Global and Comparative Perspectives, 4 Wash. U. Global Studies L. Rev. 463 (2005).

Selected International, Regional and National Bar Associations


International Bar Association

Union Internationale des Avocats


International Law Association


Project on International Courts and Tribunals






CCBE [the European Union’s Bar Association]


European e-Justice Portal (select a topic from the left hand menu)


Inter-Pacific Bar Association


Inter-American Bar Association (IABA)



National Bar Associations [Outside the U.S.]


All China Lawyers Association


Law Council of Australia


Barra Mexicana


Canadian Bar Association


Federation of Law Societies of Canada


The Law Society of England and Wales (see the International page in particular)


Japan Federation of Bar Associations

American Bar Association Websites of Interest

ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (CPR)


ABA Webpage on the GATS and Legal Services


ABA CPR Policy Implementation Page (showing state adoption of ethics rules and admission rules)


ABA Rule of Law Initiative (including links to the CEELI, Africa and Asia Initiatives)


ABA Commission on the Future of the Delivery of Legal Services


ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20


ABA Commission on Multijurisdictional Practice


ABA Commission on Multidisciplinary Practice


ABA Section of International Law


ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar


ABA Task Force on Gatekeeper Regulation and the Legal Profession [FATF]


National Conference of Bar Examiners and ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Comprehensive Guide to Bar Admission Requirements


The Transnational Legal Practice Committee of the ABA Section of International Law


Additional American Bar Association Ethics and Professional Responsibility Resources


Research Tools


Table of Contents for Laurel S. Terry, Global Legal Practice: Statutes and Standards  (work in progress; title is tentative)

WTO and Other Trade Agreement Research

The WTO Legal Services Portal

GATS Webpage of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility (includes links to numerous resources)


NAFTA – by Professor Todd Weiler


U.S. Trade Representative


USTR Links Page showing all Free Trade Agreements (including links to the FTAA, ASEAN, MEFTA & bilateral FTAs)


Portal to the U.S. Government and its Entities


Selected Documents of the WTO Working Party on Domestic Regulation [and other documents relevant to the issue of extending WTO Accountancy Disciplines]

European and International Law Research

Emerging Professional Issues Webpage of the Canadian Bar Association


European Union Portal

Regarding European Union Lawyers – see Julian Lonbay’s Comprehensive Website

Document Centre for the Law of the Legal Profession in Europe – University of Cologne, Germany (Prof. Dr. Martin Hennsler, Director)

Links Page of the CCBE  

Links Page of the Law Society of England and Wales

IBA Anti-Money Laundering Forum

Project on International Courts and Tribunals (especially the Matrix)

Research about U.S. Lawyers and the U.S. Legal Profession

Links Page of the ABA Center for Professional Responsibility

Cornell Legal Information Institute American Legal Ethics Library

Findlaw – Professional Responsibility


Ethics and Lawyering Today


Association of Corporate Counsel – includes materials related to Multijurisdictional Practice, attorney-client privilege and other policy issues


American Bar Association Websites Listed Above


International Organizations

United Nations (UN)

World Trade Organization (WTO)

International Criminal Court

International Court of Justice

Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Money Laundering

FATF Associate Members and FATF-Style Regional Bodies (includes links to FATF-type groups in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe, the Pacific, and South America) 

Hague Conference on Private International Law

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Permanent Court of Arbitration


Regional Organizations

Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)

Bologna Process – Benelux Secretariat

Council of Europe – Rule of Law

European Union

Organization of American States

Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

NAFTA Secretariat

Other Professional Organizations

U.S.-focused Organizations

American Society of International Law

Association of Corporate Counsel

Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers [APRL]

Association of American Law Schools

National Organization of Bar Counsel

National Conference of Bar Examiners

National Center for [US] State Courts

Conference of Chief Justices - Resolutions

Other Organizations

International Conference of Legal Regulators [click here for more information about this group]

International Association of Legal Ethics (IAOLE)(Sponsor of the ILEC Conferences)

International Forum on Teaching Legal Ethics and Professionalism

Canadian Association for Legal Ethics

European Law Faculties Association (ELFA)

International Association of Law Schools (IALS)

International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association (AIAD)

International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)

The Center for American and International Law

Selected International and Regional Codes of Conduct

[for information about using these in class, see A “How To” Guide for Incorporating Global and Comparative Perspectives into the Required Professional Responsibility Course, 51 St. Louis U. L. J. 1135 (2007)]


ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct with links to U.S. state ethics rules


Australia, Model Rules of Professional Conduct (2002)


Canada, Law Society Codes of Conduct and National Regulatory Initiatives


Canada, Federation of Law Societies of Canada Model Code of Conduct

Charter of Core Principles of the European Legal Profession and [CCBE] Code of Conduct for European Lawyers (2013)

CCBE Deontology Committee (with links to the Code of Conduct in multiple languages, details about EU Member State implementation of the CCBE Code of Conduct, and other useful items)

The Hague Principles on Ethical Standards for Counsel Appearing before International Courts and Tribunals

IBA International Principles on Conduct of the Legal Profession (May 2011) (available in French and Spanish here)

IBA Documents on the Regulation of the Legal Profession

IBA Guidelines on International Arbitration (including the 2004 Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest and the 2013 Guidelines on Party Representation)

IBA “Core Values” Resolution (1998)

ICC Code of Professional Conduct for Counsel (Dec. 2005)

Japan Federation of Bar Association, Information for Registered Foreign Lawyers (includes links to various rules and regulations)

Statement of Core Principles of the Legal Profession (Adopted by almost 100 Bar Presidents, Nov. 2005, adopted by the ABA, Feb. 2006)

UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers (1990)

Project on International Courts and Tribunals, Matrix

Laurel S. Terry, Codes of Conduct for International Tribunals and Arbitration (Prepared for the 2009 ASIL Annual Meeting)(includes, inter alia, counsel codes of conduct for the ICC, ICTY, ICTR,  the U.N. Guidelines on the Role of Prosecutors, and the International Prosecutors Association Standards of Professional Responsibility and Statement of the Essential Duties and Rights of Prosecutors)

Useful Global Legal Practice & Other Newsletters

CCBE Info (subscribe by sending an email to 


International Highlights (from the Law Society of England and Wales; subscribe by filling out the form here:


Brussels Agenda (from the Law Society of England and Wales; subscribe by sending an email to


Consultations of the U.K. Legal Services Board and Solicitors Regulation Authority


Bridges Weekly (published by the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD), it covers trade News, including WTO and GATS News)(subscribe by sending an email to  and type the words “subscribe bridges” in the “subject” line)


NAFTA Claims:  (published by Canadian lawyer Todd Weiler; subscribe by sending an email to or


Last Updated Sept. 25, 2014

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