MARCH 2018

Nuts and Bolts Austin CLE

The International Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar present

“Key Tools and Terms of International Practice: The Basics of How to Become (or Act Like) an International Lawyer”

Thursday, March 15, 2018

12:00 Noon to 1:15 PM

MGinnis Lochridge

600 Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78701 (21st Floor)

Lunch and parking will be provided.

The cost is $15 for members and non-members.

To Register: Martin Lutz at

The topics we will cover (briefly) will include:

  • Legal ethics for international lawyers;

o   advising clients on transactions subject to foreign law

o   advising on disputes or transactions subject to adjudication in foreign courts

o   the ethical obligations of an attorney licensed in Texas vis-à-vis use of foreign counsel

  • Treaties practitioners should know something about—or at least know they exist: the NY Convention, UNCISG, Vienna Convention on Treaties; bilateral trade and investment agreements; how to learn about treaties and U.S. reservations, etc. (McNair on the Law of Treaties; Treaties in Force)
  • Key federal laws on international issues: (e.g., the Trade Act of 1974, IEEPA, FSIA)
  • Key judicial doctrines (Act of State, forum non conveniens, political question)
  • When does state law applies? (Enforcement of foreign judgments, choice of law, etc.)
  • Advising on foreign law, or transactions to be enforced in foreign jurisdictions; use of foreign counsel (ethical considerations)
  • Ways to learn both the substance of the law, but also simple practice basics.
  • Key resources: Restatement, ASIL, Treaties in Force, Bar colleagues, etc.

APRIL 2018


Thursday, April 5 – Friday, April 6, 2018

The Houstonian Hotel & Spa Houston, TX

Join local and international lawyers to discuss the cutting- edge issues facing international law practitioners in 2018 and beyond.

12+ CLE hours (including 2 hours of ethics)

Interested in participating or sponsoring the Institute?


Cristina K. Lunders ( Luis Arandia, Jr. (



Program Agenda

State Bar of Texas, International Law Section Presents


April 10, 2018 – 11:30 to 1:00 pm

University of Texas at Austin Law School

Room TNH 2.139

Come join in a conversation with experts about the rapidly growing world of cyber and energy. Our discussion will focus on the speaker’s work, the industry we work in and what we see in current events, and future trends. Ample opportunity for questions and exchanges, straight talk, get advice from lawyers and executives. If you are interested in cyber, technologies, and the impact on critical industries and international law and business, do not miss this event!