International - forthcoming events and opportunities

Bar Council business development mission to New York (to coincide with ABA Spring Meeting)

A business development mission led by the Chairman of the Bar, Michael Todd QC, to visit New York is being organised for 15-19 April 2012. This coincides perfectly with American Bar Association (ABA) International’s 2012 Spring Meeting which is also being held in New York that week. As the Bar Council is a cooperating entity, barristers can benefit from a registration discount.

At present the programme consists of a roundtable seminar followed by a reception with the New York City Bar on Monday 16 April, a joint networking reception with The Law Society on Tuesday 17 April, a roundtable breakfast seminar with the New York State Bar on Wednesday 18 April and a Bar Council breakfast session at the ABA Section of International Law (SIL) meeting on Thursday 19 April. We are in talks with the UN Legal Department and a number of law firms to organise additional meetings and networking events and will keep you updated once the programme is finalised.

If you are interested in participating in the visit and being a part of the Bar Council’s delegation to New York, please contact Rukaiya Bhegani ( before 19 March 2012.