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The Section works with several bar associations and international legal organizations to facilitate joint programming, publications, policy initiatives and projects. The Section has Cooperating Agreements with several foreign bar associations to facilitate joint projects as well as liaisons to over 130 foreign bar associations, international legal organizations and other ABA entities who are managed by the Section’s Liaison Officer and External Relations Committee. 

The Section also works with outside bar associations as exhibitors and cooperating entities of Section seasonal meetings. The Section has developed a Global Bar Association Database which houses contact, meeting, and leadership information for over 700 bar associations around the world.

Liaisons to ABA Entities

  • ABA Cybersecurity Task Force
  • ABA Journal
  • American Bar Foundation
  • Antitrust Law Section
  • Business Law Section
  • Center for Human Rights
  • Center for Human Rights (Task Force on Trafficking)
  • Center for Professional Responsibility
  • Commission on Disability Rights
  • Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Commission on Hispanic Legal Rights and Responsibilities
  • Commission on Immigration
  • Commission on Law and Aging
  • Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity
  • Commission on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity
  • Commission on Women in the Profession
    Commission on Youth at Risk
  • Criminal Justice Section
  • Dispute Resolution Section
  • Environment, Energy and Resources Section
  • Family Law Section
  • Forum Committee on Entertainment and Sports Industries
  • Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division
  • Health Law Coordinating Group
  • Intellectual Property Law Section
  • Judicial Division
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Law Practice Division
  • Legal Education and Admission to the Bar
  • Litigation Section
  • National Conference on Bar Examiners
  • Public Contract Law Section
  • Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice
  • Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law
  • Senior Lawyer Division
  • Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division
  • Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law
  • Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness
  • Standing Committee on Law and National Security
  • Standing Committee on Technology and Information
  • Taxation Section
  • Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section
  • Working Group on Unaccompanied Minor Immigrants

Liaisons to Outside Entities

  • Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS)
  • Advisory Committee on International Law (ACIL)
  • African Development Bank Group
  • All China Lawyers Association
  • American Arbitration Association
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • American Law Institute
  • American Society of International Law (ASIL)
  • Asian Society of International Law
  • Asociacion Nacional de Jovenes Empresarios
  • Association Francise des Juristes d'Entreprise (AFJE)
  • Association of American Law Schools
  • Association of Danish Law Firms
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
  • Bar Association of Austria
  • Bar Council of England & Wales
  • Bar Council of India
  • Bar Council of Ireland
  • Bar Council of Northern Ireland
  • Bar of Montreal
  • Barra Mexicana
  • Barreau du Quebec
  • Beirut Bar Association
  • Canadian Bar Association, International Section
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
  • Chilean Bar Association
  • CIS Local Counsel Forum
  • Commonwealth - Lawyers Association (UK)
  • Consiglio Nazonale Forense (CNF)
  • Council of Bars and Law Society of Europe (CCBE)
  • Croatia Bar Association
  • Customs and Immigration Trade Association (CITBA)
  • D.C. Bar - International Law Section
  • Dubai International Financial Center Courts
  • East Africa Law Society
  • European Law Institute (ELI)
  • Florida Bar - International Law Section
  • French-American Bar Association (FABA)
  • German Bar Association (DAV)
  • Ghana Bar Association
  • Greek Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Hong Kong Bar Association
  • Hong Kong Law Society
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Indian National Bar Association
  • Indian Society of International Law
  • Institute for Energy Law, the Center for American and International Law
  • International Anti-Corruption Academy
  • International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA)
  • International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  • International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) - Court of Arbitration
  • International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia
  • International Insolvency Institute
  • International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT)
  • International Institute of Space Law
  • International Law Association, American Branch
  • International Maritime Organization
  • International Municipal Lawyers Association
  • International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA)
  • International Technology Law Association (iTechlaw)
  • International Trademark Association
  • Inter-Pacific Bar Association
  • Israel Bar Association
  • Istanbul Bar Association
  • JAMS
  • Japan Federation of Bar Associations (JFBA)
  • Korean Bar Association
  • Law Society of England and Wales
  • Law Society of Ireland
  • Law Society of Kenya
  • Law Society of Northern Ireland
  • Law Society of Scotland
  • Lawyers Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation
  • Lima Bar of Lawyers
  • London Court of International Arbitration
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Madrid Bar
  • Milan Bar
  • Mongolian Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • National Association of Romanian Bars
  • National Association of Women Judges/International Association of Women Judges
  • National Native American Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • New York City Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association - International Section
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
  • Ontario Bar Association
  • Ordem dos Advogados do Brasil
  • Ordem dos Advogados Portuguese
  • Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie (OIF)
  • Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development (OECD)
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Organization of Women in the International Trade (OWIT)
  • Pan African Lawyers Union (PALU)
  • Paris Bar - International Law Section
  • Peruvian Federal of Bars of Lawyers
  • Private Bar of Buenos Aires
  • Puerto Rico Bar Association
  • Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Center
  • Rome Bar Association
  • Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Private International Law
  • Sedona Conference
  • Shandong Lawyers Association
  • Shanghai Lawyers Association
  • Society of English and American Lawyers
  • Society of International Economic Law
  • State Bar of California - International Law Section
  • Supreme Court Bar Association (India)
  • Swedish Bar Association
  • Switzerland Bar Association
  • Tanzania Women Lawyers Association (TAWLA)
  • The Center for Constitutional Law and Political Institutions, Faculty of Law, Bucharest
  • The Hague Conference on Private International Law
  • TRACE International
  • U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS)
  • U.S. Mexico Bar Association
  • U.S. Virgin Islands Bar Association
  • Ukrainian Bar Association
  • Uniform Law Commission (NCCUSL) Joint Editorial Board for International Law
  • Union Internationale Des Avocates (UIA)
  • Union of Turkish Bar Associations
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • US Court of International Trade
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of DC International Law Forum
  • World Bank Global Forum - TWG Environmental and Natural Resources Law
  • World Bank Group
  • World Bank Group - International Finance Corporation (IFC)
  • World Health Organization
  • World Jurist Association
  • World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Worshipful Company of Arbitrators