International colloquium "The notary at a distance from the parties"


International colloquium "The notary at a distance from the parties"


The Chaire du notariat de l'Université de Montréal organizes an international colloquium on April 23, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern (Montreal time) under the auspices of the International Union of Notaries and the Chamber of Notaries of Quebec.

The Colloquium will be held virtually with simultaneous translation in French, English and Spanish. 


In the health crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, all notariats in the world have had to deal with new requirements for social distancing, which have imposed new ways of carrying on notarial activities.
In some states, digital solutions have been implemented, allowing the receipt of the consent and signature of the parties to a notarial deed outside the physical presence of the notary, sometimes even when parties are located in a foreign jurisdiction.   
These solutions depart from the characteristics traditionally considered essential of the notarial act, namely the reception of signatures by the notary in the physical presence of the parties or their representatives and the territorial jurisdiction of the notary.


1. To propose a reflection of a doctrinal nature on the principles in play;
2. Compare the state of law on these issues in different notariats; and
3. Advance a reflection on the subject through a discussion between the speakers followed by an attempt at synthesis




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