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Monday, July 13, 2009

Invitation to Upcoming International Law Institute Seminars in Washington, DC

Dear Colleague,
The International Law Institute (ILI) would like to remind you of its upcoming seminar,Judicial and Court Administration and Case Load Management, August 17th- August 28th, 2009. You or a colleague may also be interested in our Arbitration and Mediation (Advanced) seminar, which will be offered from October 5th-16th, 2009Established in 1955, the ILI is an independent, international, non-profit training institute that has trained more than 15,000 government officials and practitioners from more than 185 countries.
The Judicial and Court Administration and Case Load Management provides an in-depth study of the principles and techniques for the development and administration of a modern, efficient, fair and transparent court system. References will be made to the experience of judges and court officers in the United States as a basis for discussion. The seminar will also include presentations on case management for the efficient processing of cases through the courts and site visits to local federal and state courts and court support institutions to illustrate best practices or alternative approaches to the topics discussed. The main areas to be covered include:
·          Basic Concepts and Principles
·          General Issues of Judicial and Court Administration
·          Specific Issues of Judicial and Court Administration
·          Case Management
The course advisor for this seminar, James G. Apple, is currently President of the International Judicial Academy, a non-profit educational institution in the District of Columbia which he founded in 1999. He was formerly a senior staff officer at the Federal Judicial Center, the federal courts agency for education, training and research. He has conducted or co-conducted almost 100 seminars and conferences on issues of judicial and court administration and other topics related to modern court systems for judges and court and legal officers from countries around the world.
If you are interested in applying for, or nominating a colleague for this course, please contact Gerhard Botha, ILI Director of Programs, at +1-202-247-6006 or email at
The Arbitration and Mediation (Advanced) course strengthens participants’ knowledge with alternative methods of dispute resolution (ADR). The seminar combines legal issues involved in international commercial arbitration, case studies and emphasizes development of practical skills through workshops and exercises, at an advanced level.
The Course Advisors are David Branson and Jane Willems. David Branson is the Director of ILI’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Center. He is an arbitrator and has over 33 years of extensive litigation experience, including before the Supreme Court of the United States. He served as Vice Chairman of the American Bar Association Committee on International Arbitration, as well as Vice Chairman of the Arbitration Committee of the International Bar Association. He has taught International Arbitration at several leading institutions in the US and internationally. His qualifications include an L.L.M. from Cambridge and a J.D. from Georgetown University. Jane Willems is a lawyer and international arbitrator who regularly lectures on International Commercial Arbitration.  She has conducted several international arbitrations and other forms of ADR and participated in international contractual and international development projects. She served as counsel, arbitrator, and secretary to arbitral tribunals in numerous arbitration proceedings (ICC, LCIA and ad-hoc) and as counsel before French courts in arbitration related matters. She has been admitted to practice to both the Paris Bar and the Bar of the State of California (USA) and holds Master’s degrees in International Business Law and in Business Law respectively, from the University of Paris I Sorbonne.
If you are interested in applying for, or nominating a colleague to attend, this course, please contact the ILI, at +1-202-247-6006 or through email at
Tuition for the courses, which covers all lectures, materials, site visits, transportation to site visits, and several social events, is:
Judicial and Court Administration and Case Load Management$3,950
Arbitration and Mediation (Advanced)$3,950
In addition, accommodations may be arranged through ILI at several hotels where we have secured favorable rates.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Yours sincerely,
Professor Don Wallace, Jr.
Chairman of the Board

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