Are you ready for more than one thousand(!) international lawyers to descend upon us on Halloween?
You better be:
Ok, we're very happy to have a bunch of well-heeled foreigners here on the equivalent of a legal Spring Break, getting caught in our unmanned red-light ticket traps, sleeping with our young folk (that's what Uncle Luke says!), and spending lots of "professional development" dough, so I want to make your work easy and answer your very thoughtful questions in advance:Proud to return to the USA fourteen years after the congress in Philadelphia, the UIA expects more than 1,000 lawyers for its 55th annual congress from 31 October to 4 November 2011 taking place in Miami South Beach.During the event hosted in the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, lawyers from around the world are expected to discuss the challenges facing the profession. The programme for this congress includes three main sessions, numerous specific sessions and more than forty working groups which will focus on various aspects of business law, human rights and general legal practice.The three main sessions will aim to provide answers to the following topics:- Is the trial of suspected terrorists just another criminal case?- How far should we go concerning life sciences and the biotechnology economy?- What are the global issues surrounding professional sports?Experts from around the world will initiate debates and outline possible solutions. Simultaneous translation will be provided in French, English and Spanish, which are the three official working languages of the UIA.
- Is the trial of suspected terrorists just another criminal case?
Not if he's a very bad American!
- How far should we go concerning life sciences and the biotechnology economy?
Just far enough to create Kelly LeBrock!
- What are the global issues surrounding professional sports?
They call soccer football everywhere else!
Now go have some fun, you crazy international lawyers of mystery.