The ABA Section of International Law has launched a program to help expand membership throughout the world.  Ms. Ileana Smeureanu, an ILI Associate, was recently appointed the ABA country representative for Romania. In this capacity, Ms. Smeureanu will serve as liaison between ABA and Romanian arbitration bars, and coordinate related projects.

ILI will host a presentation in the Rule of Law Informational Series of the ABA Section of International Law.  The presentation will be given by Ms. Kim Phan, Executive Director of ILI, and is scheduled for early 2011. Ms. Phan will speak about the history, current and future ILI projects, as well as the ILI experience in dealing with development through the rule of law.

On October 14, 2010 Ms. Angela Benson, ABA Membership Director, visited the ILI.  The ILI was represented by Professor Don Wallace, Ms. Kim Phan, Mr. Robert Sargin, Mr. Gerhard Botha and Ms. Ileana Smeureanu. The two organizations are in the process of formalizing a cooperation agreement to work together on various projects.