The October, 2017 issue of The Globe, the newsletter for the International and Immigration Law Section of the Illinois State Bar Association, which is edited by Lewis F. Matuszewich, has been published.  The articles include:

  • Editor’s comments
    An introduction to the issue from Editor Lew Matuszewich.
  • “Chipping away at a promise”: Pretrial diversion agreements and immigration convictions
    If an INA conviction is part of the pretrial diversion agreement or a statement during the PDA hearing that amounts to the requirements for such a conviction your client may become removable or inadmissible. In so doing the remedial object of the PDA for the immigrant defendant would be lost.
  • Revisiting the Chicago Declaration on the Rights of Older Persons
    The Chicago Declaration was intended to protect the rights of older persons in various areas, including autonomy and independence, participation in decision-making processes, and freedom of choice.
  • John Marshall Law School Professor Mark Wojcik helps open first law school in Bhutan
    The Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law is the first law school in the history of the Kingdom of Bhutan, a country of 750,000 people located between China and India.
  • Tools for international discovery
    A brief summary of the mechanisms provided by “The Hague Convention on the Taking of Evidence Abroad in Civil or Commercial Matters.”
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