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On Monday 6 and 13 February 2023 from 18:00 to 20:30 CET, AIJA and ABA International Law Section Institute for New International Family Lawyers are organising a two-day webinar practice-focused on fundamental skills that every family lawyer who wants to expand their international practice should know. Leading international family lawyers will walk you through important aspects of legal practice and explore real-world application of complex legal issues in international cases.

Co-Chairs:
Alexandra Bailee Brumfield (Cooper, Ginsberg, Gray), Fairfax, VA , USA
Maria Valentin (Libra avocats), Paris, France

Learning the Fundamentals for Your International Family Law Practice: Comparative Law and Jurisdiction (Day One - 06 February)

Day One: Comparative Law
Top Differences to Know When Working on a Civil Law/Common Law Cross-Border Family Law Case
• Leah Ramirez (Markham Law Firm), Maryland, District of Columbia
• Paula Piquer Ruz (Buckles Solicitors LLP), London, UK & Barcelona, Spain
• Rachael Kelsey (SKO Family Law Specialists), Edinburgh, UK (Mod.)


Day One: Jurisdiction
Basics of Child-Custody Jurisdiction: The UCCJEA for the Cross-Border Family Lawyer
• Katharine Maddox (Maddox & Gerock, P.C.), Falls Church, VA
• Richard Min (Green Kaminer Min & Rockmore, LLP), New York, NY
• Carolina Marín Pedreño (Dawson Cornwell), London, UK (Mod.)

Learning the Fundamentals for Your International Family Law Practice: Contract Drafting and Litigation (Day Two - 13 February)

Day Two: Contract Drafting
Fundamentals in Drafting Marital Settlement Agreements in Cross-Border Family Cases:
• Mudita Chawla (Chemtob Moss Forman & Beyda, LLP), New York, NY
• Ashley Tomlinson (Laura Dale & Associates, P.C), Hou-ston, Texas
• Frances Goldsmith (Libra avocats), Paris, France (Mod.)


Day Two: Litigation
Avoiding Hiccups in Overseas Service in Interna-tional Family Law Cases
• Gary Caswell (Esq., of Counsel, Nunez, Arreola y Asocia- dos), San Antonio, TX & Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico

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  • International Private Clients and Family Law

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