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State bar to host global partnership meeting

The International Section of the New York State Bar Association will meet in Hanoi, Vietnam, this week to discuss partnership opportunities as Asia adopts a greater global presence in commerce, banking and legal affairs.

Glenn G. Fox of New York City (Baker & McKenzie), chair of the International Section, said the relationship between the United States and Vietnam represents a model for how law firms and corporations can interact in the new global marketplace.

Among the invited speakers are David Shear, U.S. ambassador to Vietnam; James R. Silkenat, president of the American Bar Association; David M. Schraver, president of the New York State Bar Association; the Hon. Ha Hung Cuong, minister of justice of Vietnam; and the Hon. Francis H. Jardeleza, solicitor general of the Republic of the Philippines.

The meetings, Wednesday through Saturday, will feature plenary sessions on the rule of law and nonlawyer ownership of law firms.

Participating attorneys, who are eligible for up to 18.5 Continuing Legal Education credits, can select among three program tracks: Corporate, litigation/arbitration and general law.

For more information, visit: www.nysba.org.


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