Event Overview

On Tuesday 12 and 19 March 2024 from 12:00 to 14:30 EST (17:00 - 19:30 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 from around the globe will guide you through crucial elements of legal practice, delving into the practical application of intricate legal matters within an international context.

  • Inès Amar, Libra Avocats (Paris, France)
  • Bailee Brumfield, Cooper Ginsberg Gray, (Fairfax, Virginia, United States)
Sessions 12 March 

Program 1 - Jurisdiction: Basics of Family Matters Jurisdiction: Divorce, Finances, Children

  • Hadrian Hatfield (DC & Maryland, US)
  • Sandra Strahm (Switzerland)
  • Rong Tao Kohtz (NY & Michigan, US & China)
  • Leah Ramirez (DC & Maryland, US)

Program 2 - Litigation: Child Abduction: Hague Convention Process and Exceptions, Recognition of Orders and Mitigation in Each Jurisdiction

  • Nilah Ulhaq (Scotland)
  • Jessica Flint (Oregon, US)
  • Judge Amanda Humphreys (Australia)
  • Fernanda Machado (Brazil)

Register HERE for Day One.

Sessions 19 March 

Program 3 - Comparative Law: Pitfalls to Avoid in Other Jurisdictions: Travel Bans, Surrogacy, Recognition of Marriage

  • Gretchen Schuman (NY, US)
  • MariaLudovica (Vicky) de’Sanna (Italy)
  • Mirjam Vogeli (Switzerland)
  • Connie Atkinson (England)

Program 4 - Practice Building

  • Emma Spruce (England & Wales) Barrister
  • Hubert Watin Augouard (France) Notaire
  • Emilie Helm (England & Wales) Coach and Lawyer
  • Melissa Kucinski (US) Lawyer and Mediator

Register HERE for Day Two.

Check the full programme HERE.

Please note that this event is not free of charge. For detailed information on the fees, please refer to the program available HERE

AIJA members can benefit from a preferential rate. Send an email to communications@aija.org to receive the promo code.

Fees & General Info

Please note that this event is not free of charge.

For detailed information on the fees, please refer to the program available HERE.

AIJA members can benefit from a preferential rate.
Send an email to communications@aija.org to receive the promo code.

General terms and conditions

By registering you have to accept the general terms and conditions and accept that your registration is considered binding immediately, but participation to the event is possible only after full payment of the registration fee.

Please note that any arrangements related to the participation of the participant in an AIJA event, including but not limited to booking or cancellation of accommodation or flights, as well as respecting the cancellation deadlines indicated in the general terms and conditions, are the sole responsibility of the participant. AIJA shall not be held liable for any expenses the participant may suffer as the result of participant’s failure to comply with his/her obligations.

It is recommended for each participant to purchase a cancellation and travel insurance.

Please note that in-house counsel registrations are subject to review and confirmation by AIJA. AIJA considers in-house counsel professionals who hold a university degree in law allowing access to a bar association and practicing law as an in-house counsel in private, public, or non-profit companies, institutions or organisations. Please note that in-house counsel who are at the same time active as fee-earning lawyers or consultants are not eligible to the discounted in-house counsel fee.

Please read the general terms and conditions applicable for AIJA events.


If you are a lawyer under 35 years old and meet the requirements, apply to our Scholarship Programme for this event. You can check more details here.

Personal Protection

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Your data will be managed by AIJA's General Services, Events and Accounts Section:

  • For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
  • In order to pay for the selected services - your bank details will be deleted after receipt of your payment;
  • In order to communicate information messages from AIJA.

To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our seminar organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.

Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years.

We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.