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Pro Bono Opportunities with CLDP

The ABA Senior Lawyers Division’s International Committee and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program (“CLDP”) collaborated in April 2021 to bring pro bono opportunities to senior lawyers. CLDP is a division of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Office of General Counsel that was established in 1992. CLDP helps post-conflict and developing countries worldwide create legislative, regulatory, and judicial environments conducive to trade and investment. To learn of new opportunities, join the SLD International Committee.

Bangkok Pro Bono Opportunity: International Project Finance and International Contracts

The Senior Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association (ABA-SLD) developed a partnership with the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Commercial Law Development Program [CLDP] to provide members with legal pro bono international opportunities.   CLDP, a program of the DOC’s General Counsel’s Office, provides technical legal assistance to requesting foreign countries (primarily developing and post-conflict).  Given that many senior lawyers--often with 30-60 years of successful law practice experience and substantial expertise in a variety of legal fields-- the SLD International Committee provides pro bono opportunities to its members and others (those not Senior Lawyers may also apply) via CLDP.  Many interesting and challenging international commercial law assignments, employing senior lawyers’ extensive expertise, are available.  

The co-ordinator of this unique partnership has recently announced a new opportunity:

  • What? Attorney-Trainers to present sessions on Concessions Agreements and Contract Management (3-4 Days)
    • Materials already prepared, but need some refinement to address specific issues
    • Skills—lawyers with experience in international project finance, international contracting
  • Where? Bangkok, Thailand (presented to Bangladeshis)
    • CLDP covers pro bono participants’ expenses
    • Economy class airfare, lodging, transportation, and per diem
  • When?  Week of April 22

If interested, immediately send cover letter plus resume to: Robert E. Lutz, [email protected]. If you have any questions, please contact Robert at (213) 610-4850 or via email.


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