Attorney Risie Howard of Pine Bluff recently attended a pre-meeting module in Edinburgh, Scotland, before the London Fall Meeting of the International Law Division of the American Bar Association. Also in attendance were members of the Law Society of Scotland, the Faculty of Advocates and international practitioners.
The main topic of the Edinburgh meeting, “A View from North of the Border,” was Scotland’ s upcoming referendum in May 2014 to determine whether to separate from the United Kingdom and create a separate and independent Scottish state. Other topics included: Access to Justice, Arbitration and Mediation in Scotland, and Ethical Finance in Scotland and Beyond.
Howard and other participants attended a reception at Edinburgh Castle that included a private viewing of the crown jewels.