Event Announcement: Judicial Assistance for the Taking of Evidence Outside Quebec

The Canadian and US flags flying on a sunny day

Readers, if you are going to be in Montreal on June 3, I’d like to give you a heads-up about an event I’ll be doing with the Canadian Bar Association/Association du Barreau Canadien: “Judicial Assistance for the Taking of Evidence Outside Quebec.” Here is the CBA’s summary:

Evidence relevant to a case before a Quebec court is sometimes located on the other side of the Canadian-American border. The Code of Civil Procedure provides for measures to obtain this evidence, namely through rogatory commissions. But what are the next steps after the order for judicial assistance received from a Quebec court? Theodore J.  Folkman, an American lawyer practicing in Boston specializing in cross-border litigation, offers his take on this subject. With his 20 years of experience in the field, Mr. Folkman’s knowledge will undoubtedly reveal practical tips for any practitioner faced with a need for judicial assistance to obtain evidence abroad as well as an interesting comparative perspective with measures that are available under the procedural rules in a neighbouring jurisdiction.

There will be an in-person reception beginning at noon, and the event itself will run from 12:30 to 2 pm. There’s an option to attend remotely via Zoom, too. You can find more details about the event, and register to attend, at the CBA website.

Based on the description of the event, which frames a US discovery proceeding under Section 1782 as something that one does only after obtaining a rogatory commission, I think we will have a lot of interesting stuff to talk about! I hope to see some readers there.

Many thanks to Joshua Crowe of Woods for putting this event together.

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