Continuing Legal Education

Cross Border Litigation: Essential Considerations for U.S. Lawyers - CANCELLED

May 23, 2018
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Presented by International and Immigration Law
Co-sponsored by Cook County Bar Association and Cambridge LLP Law Firm


This program has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for the fall.
The new date has not yet been determined.


The U.S. and Canada have the largest trading relationship of any two nations on earth. This leads to a concomitant amount of disputes, litigation and arbitration. This program offers both the Canadian and American perspectives regarding some of the most pervasive issues that arise during legal disputes that cross the borders between the U.S. and Canada. Every U.S. attorney who deals with cross-border issues with Canada who attend this seminar will better understand:

  • The practical issues such as where to commence litigation and why;
  • How to oust Canadian jurisdiction where appropriate;
  • How to obtain evidence in Canada for use in U.S. proceedings;
  • The impact of key Supreme Court of Canada decisions over the past 20 years on the enforcement of U.S. judgments in Canada;
  • Substantive and procedural advantages and disadvantages of the use of Canadian proceedings;
  • The key issues that arise in U.S./Canada cross-border litigation and arbitration;
  • What is involved in enforcing judgments cross-border and what impact the SCC judgments have had on the trade relationship between U.S. and Canada; and
  • The importance of timely and continuous communication between U.S. and Canadian lawyers wherever disputes cross borders.


Program Coordinators:
Judie L. Smith, CLE Coordinator – ISBA International & Immigration Law Section, Cook County Public Defender's Office, Chicago
Jerrod L. Williams, Cook County Bar Association, Chicago

Program Moderator:
Judie L. Smith, CLE Coordinator – ISBA International & Immigration Law Section, Cook County Public Defender's Office, Chicago

Program Speakers:
H. Scott Fairley, Cambridge LLP, Toronto, Canada
Jon-David Giacomelli, Cambridge LLP, Toronto, Canada
Michelle J. Rozovics, Chair – ISBA International & Immigration Law Section, Rozovics Law Firm LLC, Crystal Lake


NOTE: Chicago/onsite registration includes access to electronic course materials that will be sent to you via email prior to the seminar. Printed course materials may be purchased for a nomial fee via the registration page. Live Webcast attendees can access the program materials electronically via the web portal during the seminar.