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CLE: Joint International Law Conference Set for April

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) and the International Law Association (ILA) are coming together for their first ever joint conference, scheduled for April 7 to 12, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

The joint conference will comprise both ASIL's Annual Meeting and ILA's Biennial Conference. Based on the theme of "the effectiveness of international law," the conference will address such topics as how to maximize the effectiveness of international law, the role of international courts, and the effect of non-governmental actors, according to the ASIL's website.

For ASIL or ILA members, the early bird rate of $405 is extended until February 7. Non-members will pay $565. After February 7, the rate will be $480 for members and $650 for non-members.

For the second time, D.C. area attorney Garland Stillwell is suspended from practicing in D.C. and Maryland for at least 60 days, reports the Blog of Legal Times. Stillwell can petition to be reinstated after that time period.

Stillwell was disciplined for mishandling his client's matters and funds.

In case you missed last week's CLE on disciplinary no-no's, Garland Stillwell's suspension will inspire you to avoid being another tale of bad lawyering.

D.C. Bar CLE: Disciplinary Year in Review on Jan.13

Coming to a conference center near you: the D.C. Bar presents, "Disciplinary Year in Review: District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia," a CLE course. The course takes place on Monday, January 13, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. at the D.C. Bar Conference Center.

With all of available CLE courses out there, this legal ethics course is a triple whammy for lawyers that practice in D.C., Maryland, and Virginia who are looking for a refresher on what gets attorneys disciplined.