The Jagiellonian Law Society will present a two-hour substantive law CLE on Thursday, June 18, with international trade expert Stanley J. Glod, titled "Legal Implications of Doing Business in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe." Location is the Catholic Philopatrian Literary Institute, 1923 Walnut Street. A buffet of Polish foods will be offered at 5 PM for $20. The CLE will start at 6 PM and will cost $70 for Jagiellonian Law Society members and $80 for nonmembers.
Please RSVP by June 12 if you are interested in the buffet.
Frank Chmielewski, Secretary
Here is our stellar speaker's mini-bio:
Honorable Stanley J. Glod, Esquire
Born and raised in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Stanley Glod is presently an international consultant specializing in defense industries, national security, international trade and comparative law matters. He previously served as vice president for central Europe for The Boeing Company’s “Boeing Aerospace Polska,� residing in Warsaw, Poland for five years, with responsibility for eleven countries in the region. He holds an A.B. from John Carroll University, a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center, and a doctorate in comparative law following combined studies at the University of Munich (Germany) and the Ukrainian Free University. His military service included tours of duty in France, Germany, and Korea, the Pentagon and the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he taught international and comparative law. He is a retired senior officer of the U.S. Army Reserve. In 1988, he was appointed Chairman and Chief Judge of the Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States by President Reagan and served throughout the Administration of President George H.W. Bush. During the 1990’s, he actively participated in several USAID and American Bar Association programs promoting legal and judicial reforms in the Russian Federation, Lithuania, Kazakhstan and Poland. Based on his expertise in international claims, he served as an advisor to the Polish Government in filing reparation claims against Iraq for the expropriation of Polish assets in Iraq following its invasion of Kuwait, as a result of which hundreds of Polish nationals who worked in those countries were displaced at great hardship. He also represented the Polish Embassy in a variety of matters pertaining to the Consular Conventions with the U.S., particularly the administration of decedent estates in the U.S. that involved heirs in Poland. For over thirteen years, he served as a guest lecturer of The Catholic University of America Law School’s annual International Business and Trade Summer Law Program at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, Poland. He is the author of many articles dealing with military law, international reparation claims and comparative law, and has been extensively published in a variety of professional journals and publications. He and his wife, Linda, reside in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Linda recently published a book entitled, “White Lace Covered Windows: A Window on Poland,� recounting their many experiences while residing in Warsaw. They remain active in a variety of community and Polish-American activities, as well as church affairs, business ethics, health care, cancer research, and support for our military personnel and their families worldwide. Both were recently named as the Knights of Columbus Virginia Family of the Year. In addition to being a Fourth Degree Knight, Stan is also a Knight of Malta, is a past president of the National Advocates Society, an organization composed of attorneys of Polish heritage, and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Polish American Congress Washington Metro Division, and a member of the Polish Legion of American Veterans.