Global Legal Practice Resources

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

LTerry@psu.edu

Return to Laurel Terry Homepage:  http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/l/s/lst3/

 

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

International Bar Association

Union Internationale des Avocats

 

International Law Association

 

Project on International Courts and Tribunals

 

 

 

Regional

 

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 Claims.com – 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 EuropeUniversity 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

UNCITRAL

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 Criminal Defence Attorneys Association (AIAD)

International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)

European Law Faculties Association

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, Acts & Regulations of Law Societies

 

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

CCBE Code of Conduct

Charter of Core Principles of the European Legal Profession (May 2007)

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

IBA General Principles of the Legal Profession (Sept. 2006)

IBA Documents on the Regulation of the Legal Profession

IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration (May 2004)

IBA “Core Values” Resolution (1998)

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

Japan Federation of Bar Association, 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 ccbe-info@ccbe.org) 

 

International Highlights (from the Law Society of England and Wales; subscribe by sending an email to international@lawsociety.org.uk)

 

Brussels Agenda (from the Law Society of England and Wales; subscribe by sending an email to brussels@lawsociety.org.uk)

 

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 bridges_weekly@ictsd.ch  and type the words “subscribe bridges” in the “subject” line)

 

NAFTA Claims:  (published by Canadian lawyer Todd Weiler; subscribe by sending an email to news_request@naftaclaims.com or tgw@naftaclaims.com)

 

Last Updated Aug. 28, 2014

For suggested additions or to report errors or dead links, please email lterry@psu.edu

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