WILLS & ESTATES – Cross-border Context

As our societies become increasingly globalized, so may our personal lives acquire an increasingly cross-border dimension. Wills and estates are two of the areas in which this phenomenon may be felt most strongly. Yet, different states’ rules governing these matters may differ.


How may one determine the rules applicable to their given situation? In case of conflict, in which jurisdiction and tribunal must one seek resolution or redress? Where one obtains a judgement abroad, how will it be treated in Quebec? And, above all, in what ways may this globalized reality affect one’s own approach to estate planning?


This video conference offered by Heritage Lower Saint Lawrence as part of the Educaloi project aims to answer these questions and better equip its participants to understand wills and estates in a cross-border context.

The conference will be followed by a question period.


Date: July 30th, 2020
Time: 4.00pm – 5.30pm
FREE – Limited spaces – registration required


Please fill this online form to register before Wednesday, July 29th.

For additional information, please email us at  froussel@heritagelsl.ca

A video conference link will be sent to you via email after registration.

Photo provided by Mary Louise Chabot


Biography of Me Mary Louise Chabot , speaker

Raised in the Lower Saint Lawrence, Me Mary Louise Chabot offers bilingual legal services in the region and beyond, with an emphasis on litigation. Her general practice includes labour and employment law, contractual and extracontractual liability, successions, private international law, municipal law, bankruptcy and insolvency law and administrative law. She is a member of both the Bar of Quebec and the Law Society of Ontario.


Me Chabot received a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Civil Law from McGill University. Prior to joining Avocats BSL, she clerked for the Honourable Justice Andromache Karakatsanis at the Supreme Court of Canada.