Symposium Day 2

Thank you to Cassandra Robertson, Chris Whytock, Ron Brand, Doug Cassel, and Aaron Page for their contributions to the first-ever Letters Blogatory symposium. Cassandra and Chris gave very clear statements of their proposals for closing the “access-to-justice gap”, and Ron provided a thoughtful critique. Doug and Aaron discussed the Whytock/Robertson article from the perspective of advocates for the two sides in the Chevron/Ecuador dispute. I chimed in with some thoughts of my own.

Perhaps not surprisingly, many of us organized our comments, at least in part, around the Chevron/Ecuador case. Events may have overtaken the symposium: yesterday the Lago Agrio plaintiffs brought their long-awaited action for recognition and enforcement of the $18 billion judgment—in Canada.

Today I am happy to be able to publish some follow-up posts from our participants. As I did yesterday, I’ll be publishing them over the course of the day. I encourage readers to participate in the comments.

If you look at the top of your screen, you’ll see a link for the symposium index. All of yesterday’s posts are indexed there, and by the end of today, all of today’s posts will be indexed as well.

About Ted Folkman

Ted Folkman is a shareholder with Murphy & King, a Boston law firm, where he has a complex business litigation practice. He is the author of International Judicial Assistance (MCLE 2d ed. 2016), a nuts-and-bolts guide to international judicial assistance issues, and of the chapter on service of process in the ABA's forthcoming treatise on International Aspects of US Litigation, and he is the publisher of Letters Blogatory, the Web's first blog devoted to international judicial assistance, which the ABA recognized as one of the best 100 legal blogs in 2012, 2014, and 2015.

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