Readers, as you may remember, I’m heading to the Hague in a couple of weeks as part of the International Technology Law Association delegation to the Special Commission meeting concerning the Service, Evidence, and Access to Justice Conventions. The delegation will be headed by Alex Blumrosen of Bernard-Hertz-Béjot in Paris. The Hague Conference has published a draft of the new Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Service Convention as well as a draft of the new Practical Handbook on the Operation of the Evidence Convention. These are significant pieces of work that will repay careful study, and the more people who can read them critically before the meeting, the better.

If you have time and would like to take a look, I encourage you to review the drafts and to send me any comments. (Of course, you should also feel free to communicate your thoughts with others as you think best, but I’d be happy to receive them). I will be doing the same. (I caught my first typo on page xv of the Service Convention guide: it’s spelled “Tennessee”!)