National Mobility for Letters Rogatory and Enforcement of Foreign Judgments in Canada
March 7, 2016
It seems to be a widely held misconception that lawyers must be called to the Bar of a particular province before they can practice in that province. In fact, thanks to the National Mobility Agreement as between the various provincial law societies, lawyers in Canada have the benefit of inter-provincial mobility throughout the common law jurisdictions for up to 100 days per year as well as the ability to practice in Quebec with some additional restrictions.
In reliance upon this Agreement, lawyers from our firm have litigated on numerous matters from Newfoundland to British Columbia. In the context of enforcing Letters Rogatory or other Foreign Orders/Judgments in Canada, we have acted in Ontario, BC and the Maritimes.
Koskie Minsky has an affiliation with British Columbia law firm Koskie Glavin Gordon, as well as strategic contacts in firms throughout the country. This makes us particularly well-suited to assist with foreign enforcement matters throughout Canada, especially in cases requiring our firm to act in multiple jurisdictions concurrently.
Please contact Daniel Resnick or Jeff Van Bakel if you have any questions with respect to Letters Rogatory, Letters of International Judicial assistance and enforcement of foreign judgments.