Bar Association of Rome Joins Long List of NYSBA Partnerships
The New York State Bar Association signed an agreement with the Bar Association of Rome this morning during a live virtual event. NYSBA added bar associations in Buenos Aires, Madrid, and Barcelona to its list of international partnerships last month. The ceremony was followed by a webinar on reforms in the Italian Civil Justice System.
The agreements, formally known as Memorandums of Understanding, strengthen relationships between lawyers around the world, give the New York State Bar Association a stronger voice in international legal affairs, and provide educational opportunities for members of all the bar associations involved.
“There is a longstanding mutual respect between members of the Rome Bar Association and members of the legal profession in New York State,” said T. Andrew Brown, president of the New York State Bar Association.
“We recognize the growing need for closer ties between people in the legal profession and the vital part played by the law in these relationships. We recognize the potential in each other’s organizations to work together and achieve a common goal. Above all, we have a mutual respect and appreciation for each other.”
Rodrigo Carè, the Italy-Rome Committee Chair of the New York State Bar Association’s International Section, echoed President Brown’s remarks.
“We celebrate our shared values of defending freedom, respecting the rule of law and treating every person with dignity,” he said.
The signing of the agreements with Madrid, the largest bar association in Europe, and Barcelona took place on April 27 during the spring meeting of the International Section of the New York State Bar Association in Madrid. On April 20, the association signed the agreement with the Buenos Aires City Bar Association at the Consulate of Argentina in New York City.
The following international organizations have also signed agreements with the New York State Bar Association: The International Law Section of the Law Council of Australia, Panama Bar Association, Singapore Management University, Federal Council of the Brazilian Bar Association, International Association of Lawyers, Seoul Bar Association, Sao Paulo Bar, Dai-Ichi Tokyo Bar Association, Bucharest Bar Association, Nigerian Bar Association Women Forum, Milan Bar Association, Osaka Bar Association, Philippine Bar Association, Georgian Bar Association, Ukrainian Bar Association, and the International Association of Young Lawyers.
The New York State Bar Association has also signed similar agreements with the International Law Section of the Florida Bar Association and BARBRI, which offers bar exam preparation to international students.
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