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Comparative law program set for London May 19-26.

The General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Section has arranged a multi-section comparative law symposium to be held in London from May 19-26, 2012, with its British counterparts.

The potential nine credits of CLE will be offered over a full day and one half of panel discussions between members of the U.S. bar and bench and English judges, barristers, and solicitors.

The comparative law topics will include: perspectives on criminal law, civil litigation, family law, real property and probate law, international law, legal education and newer lawyers, the courts and the judiciary, and law practice management.

"This is a particularly interesting time for Florida judges and lawyers to visit England, a jurisdiction whose legal system, although common-law, has marked differences to that of the United States," said Richard Alexander, lecturer in financial law, School of Oriental & African Studies, University of Law and visiting scholar at the Levin College of Law at the University of Florida.

"The introduction of the new UK Supreme Court is simply one of a number of recent developments. The historic link of the Middle Temple, one of the Inns of Court, with the United States adds another dimension to what will be an invaluable program."

Several joint luncheons will be enjoyed at local inns of court, including the Middle Temple, along with a joint social event for all. The CLE will be followed by tours of London's historic lawyer's quarters as well as courts, including the Old Bailey, the Royal Courts of Justice, and the new United Kingdom Supreme Court.

The group will stay at the Charing Cross Hotel on the Strand, located next to Trafalgar Square.

For more information visit www.gpssf. org.
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