19Dec
By: Aaron On: December 19, 2016 In: Service of Process, Translation Comments: 0

The majority of lawsuits involving defendants located abroad in non-English-speaking countries eventually require the work of a skilled translator.

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19Dec
By: Aaron On: December 19, 2016 In: Immigration Issues, International Law, Legal News, News Comments: 0

The differences between notaries in civil law and common law countries can lead to dangerous misunderstandings for immigrants to the US.

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19Dec
By: Aaron On: December 19, 2016 In: Service of Process Comments: 0

Many believe that there are “formal” and “informal” methods of service recognized under the treaty. However, this classification is a myth.

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19Dec
By: Aaron On: December 19, 2016 In: International Law, Legal Translation Comments: 0

Context and precise language are critical to clear communication, and nowhere is this idea more true than in the law, especially when multiple languages are involved.

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19Dec
By: Aaron On: December 19, 2016 In: International Law, Legal Resources Comments: 0

Although they are all attorneys, English and Welsh lawyers are classified as either solicitors or barristers — and each play a different role in serving clients.

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19Dec
By: Aaron On: December 19, 2016 In: Evidence Taking, International Law, Service of Process Comments: 2

Although the hundreds of legal systems in the world differ greatly, their roots and differences can be traced to two distinct sources: the English common law, which has evolved over a millennium, and the Napoleonic Code, which dawned at the turn of the 19th century.

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19Dec
By: Aaron On: December 19, 2016 In: Service of Process Comments: 0

In many civil law systems, particularly in continental Europe, service of process is most commonly carried out by special officers of local courts. The French Huissier de Justice and Dutch Gerechtsdeurwaarder are respected members of the legal profession in France, Luxembourg, Belgium, the Netherlands and Québec.

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15Dec
By: Aaron On: December 15, 2016 In: Evidence Taking, International Litigation Comments: 0

International evidence taking can be a delicate and often frustrating process, depending upon the foreign county's legal system and governing law.

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15Dec
By: Aaron On: December 15, 2016 In: International Law, International Litigation Comments: 0

International law is an often used — and often misused — term. Its definition first requires an isolated look at the word international. From the Latin for between nations, the word refers to any connection that occurs across borders.

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15Dec
By: Aaron On: December 15, 2016 In: Service of Process Comments: 0

In federal lawsuits, FRCP Rule 4(m) requires that process be served on a defendant within 120 days. But, these deadlines are not carved in stone.

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