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  • Law Associations

    Admiralty Solicitors Group, City of London
    The Admiralty Solicitors Group was formed in 1972 to promote and preserve standards in the practice of London Maritime Law.

    American Law Institute
    The American Law Institute was established in 1923 "to promote the clarification and simplification of the law and its better adaptation to social needs, to secure the better administration of justice, and to encourage and carry on scholarly and scientific legal work." A listing of links to all state and other national bar associations is provided.

    American Society of International Law (ASIL)
    The Society's excellent site includes significant online information incluing: brief essays on current topics in international law (ASIL INSIGHTS), web links of interest to international lawyers (International Law Links Springboard), the ASIL Newsletter, and the superb ASIL Guide to Electronic Resources for International Law, which is comprised of detailed internet guides in eight areas of international law. The Society also provides the Electronic Information System for International Law ( EISIL), which is a comprehensive directory of international law resources on the web.

    Association Française du Droit Maritime
    The Association was formed in 1897 and is opened to all, lawyers and non-lawyers,  who have an interest in maritime law.

    Associazione italiana di diritto marittimo
    The home page for the Maritime Law Association of Italy.

    British Maritime Law Association
    The British Maritime Law Association was founded in 1908. The Association acts as an adviser to the U.K. Government on matters concerning maritime legislation and regulation and co-operates with the CMI in researching and drafting international conventions.

    Canadian Maritime Law Association
    The Canadian Maritime Law Association was founded in 1951 and is Canada's representative to the Comite Maritime International. Reports and Comments prepared by the Association commenting on recent developments and proposed changes in Canadian Maritime Law are published at the site.

    Comite Maritime International (CMI)
    CMI was established in 1897 as the first international organization concerned exclusively with maritime law. Today it is the parent organization for the national Maritime Law Associations and is primarily concerned with the unification of Maritime Law. CMI newsletters are published at the site and a database showing the status of ratifications of international maritime conventions is provided. The site also publishes a listing of the member national maritime law associations with details.

    Croatia Maritime Law Association

    European Maritime Law Organization
    The European Maritime Law Organisation (EMLO) was established to provide a neutral forum for debate and research on issues of interest to those concerned with EC maritime affairs.  The Organisation is an independent body which holds conferences and seminars on all aspects of EC maritime Law.

    Estonian International Maritime Law Association

    Hong Kong Maritime Law Association
    The Hong Kong Maritime Law Association was established in 1978. Its membership includes maritime lawyers, shipowners, P&I clubs and other persons and organisations who have an interest in maritime law. The site includes a detailed page containing links to the relevant maritime ordinances and cases.

    International Bar Association (IBA)
    The IBA is the world's largest international law organisation, with 173 Law Societies and Bar Associations and 18,000 individual lawyers. For individual lawyers, 71 Committees and Special Interest Groups cover almost every aspect of law, including the Maritime and Land Transport Law Committee.

    International Law Association (ILA)
    The International Law Association was founded in Brussels in 1873. Its objectives include the study and advancement of public and private international law, the study of comparative law, the unification of law, and the furthering of international understanding and goodwill. ILA has consultative status, as an international non-governmental organisation, with a number of United Nations agencies. The American Branch of the ILA also maintains a dedicated web site.

    Korea Maritime Law Association

    Latvian Maritime Law Association
    The Latvian Maritime Law Association is a nongovernmental organization which aims to unite maritime lawyers and organisations working in the maritime sphere. The Association was founded on January 23, 1996 in Riga.

    Maritime Law Association of Australia and New Zealand
    Formed in 1974 with members from both Australia and New Zealand. The site provides the Association's newsletters and journal articles.

    Maritime Law Association of Slovenia

    Maritime Law Association of South Africa
    The South African MLA was formed in the early 1970s and is the professional association of maritime lawyers in South Africa. Its membership is open to practising maritime lawyers, academics and those in the shipping industry having an interest in maritime law. The work of the MLA is done through Committees and through the Durban and Cape Town Chapters of the association.

    Maritime Law Association (MLA) of the United States
    MLA was founded in 1899 and today is the primary maritime law organization in the United States with over 3,600 members. The site provides a directory of its membership and an events calendar of significant maritime law related seminars and meetings.

    Netherlands' Association of Maritime and Transport Law
    The Association was founded in 1905 with the goal of pursuing maritime and transport law and its unification.

    Norwegian Maritime Law Association

    Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute
    The Institute was founded in 1968 to provide a forum for the discussion of admiralty and maritime law, and its practice and administration, among practitioners in the ports of the Southeastern United States.

    Arbitration Associations

    American Arbitration Association (AAA)
    AAA is the primary Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) organization in the United States. Rules, publications and membership information are published at the site.

    The Association of Maritime Arbitrators of Canada (AMAC)
    This site includes a Report of Cases page and articles on maritime law topics.

    Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris
    Chambre Arbitrale Maritime de Paris was founded in 1966 by ship-owners, shippers, insurers, ship-brokers and ship-agents. It is a private organisation, whose participating members are groups of maritime professionals.

    China Maritime Arbitration Commission
    The web site of the Commission, which is in Chinese. The Commission's rules are posted in English at a commercial site maintained by the Singapore-based Arbitration Chambers.

    Danish Institute of Arbitration (Copenhagen Arbitration)
    Founded in 1981 by, among other groups, the Danish Bar Association and the Association of Danish Judges.

    German Maritime Arbitration Association
    The Association was organized in 1983 by members of the shipping trade and maritime lawyers from Hamburg and Bremen. They were motivated by the then strong criticism of the effectiveness and the costs of arbitration proceedings in London.

    Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association
    The Houston Maritime Arbitrators Association was organized in the 1990's to gather together members ready, willing and able to serve as arbitrators of disputes arising in business involving all aspects of maritime, energy and related activities, anywhere in the world. 

    London Maritime Arbitrators Association
    The Association was founded in 1960 as an organization of practicing maritime arbitrators. An overview of London maritime arbitration is provided in the Notes on Maritime Arbitration in London section. A Membership list is also provided.

    Society of Maritime Arbitrators (SMA)
    SMA was founded in 1963 in New York to promote sound arbitration and to establish ethical standards for its membership. SMA's Award Service publishes full texts of arbitration awards issued by SMA members and is available on a subscription basis. A directory of SMA members is provided at the site. See also the page devoted to the International Congress of Maritime Arbitrators held in New York City in October, 2001.

    Tokyo Maritime Arbitration Commission
    The Commission's site includes the applicable rules, a list of arbitrators and published arbitration awards.

    Admiralty Law Firm Directories

    Fairplay World Shipping Directory - Maritime Lawyers
    This is an excellent directory of maritime lawyers worldwide.

    Maritime Law Association - Membership Directory
    This is the best source for address, telephone, telefax and e-mail information on virtually every firm in the United States that practices admiralty and maritime law.

    Open Directory - Admiralty and Maritime Attorneys

    See also the Lawyer Locators section of the Reference page for general lawyer directories.

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