The world is a big place and evidence knows no borders. As business becomes more global, increasingly more cases rely on evidence that is outside the jurisdiction of the pending litigation – in another state, a different district and even outside the United States entirely. Attorneys now need to know how to obtain documents from third parties, interview witnesses and take depositions outside of the litigation jurisdiction.
In order to obtain documents from third parties, interview witnesses and take depositions outside of the jurisdiction of the pending litigation, counsel must understand the particular customs and rules applicable to any jurisdiction or country in which discovery is necessary.
In this highly informative and practical CLE course presented by attorney Steven Coopersmith, you will learn the best way to obtain the information you need when conducing discovery outside the litigation jurisdiction to help navigate your client to the best result possible. The main topics discussed in this course include the limits of conducting discovery within the litigation jurisdiction, conducting discovery outside the litigation jurisdiction but within the U.S., and conducting discovery internationally. Mr. Coopersmith also concludes by providing an excellent case example where discovery was conducted in China in an international business dispute. To access the course please click here: The World is Not Flat: Conducting Domestic & International Discovery Outside the Litigation Jurisdiction.
Further subjects covered in this CLE course:
- Discovery in state & federal courts
- Party discovery
- Third party discovery
- Court reporters
- Obtaining documents from third parties
- The Interstate and International Deposition & Discovery Act
- The Commission
- The amendments to FRCP 45
- The Hague Convention
- Three methods of taking evidence
- The Central Authority
- Letters rogatory
- The Inter-American Convention
- FRCP 28
- Using translators
Steven Coopersmith is the founder of The Coopersmith Law Firm in San Diego, California. He began his legal career as a military criminal prosecutor and legal advisor with the U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, where he held the rank of Captain. After working with well-respected firms in San Diego for a number of years, he founded The Coopersmith Law Firm in 2008. He now represents clients throughout Southern California in a wide range of business and commercial litigation matters, including those stemming from corporate and partnership dissolutions, securities and financial fraud violations, executive-level employment disputes and bet-the-company litigation. Mr. Coopersmith also practices in the area of fine art law. In recognition of his professional skills and ethical standards, Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Mr. Coopersmith its AV-Preeminent* rating, and his firm is listed in the Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers for 2014 and 2015. He has also been named as a Top Attorney in 2012, 2013 and 2014 by The Daily Transcript/San Diego Source.
This CLE course on conducting discovery outside the litigation jurisdiction is currently offered in the following states:
- Alaska (AK)
- Arizona (AZ)
- California (CA)
- Connecticut (CT)
- District of Columbia (DC)
- Illinois (IL)
- Maryland (MD)
- Massachusetts (MA)
- Michigan (MI)
- New Jersey (NJ)
- New York (NY)
- North Dakota (ND)
- Pennsylvania (PA)
- South Dakota (SD)
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