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Federal Courts Rules (SOR/98-106)

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Regulations are current to 2024-05-28 and last amended on 2022-01-13. Previous Versions

FORM 272CRule 272Letter of Request

(General Heading — Use Form 66)

(Court seal)

Letter of Request

TO THE JUDICIAL AUTHORITIES OF (name of state or country)

A PROCEEDING IS PENDING IN THIS COURT between (name), plaintiff (or as the case may be) and (name) defendant (or as the case may be).

IT HAS BEEN SHOWN TO THIS COURT that it appears necessary for the purpose of justice that a witness residing in your jurisdiction be examined there.

THIS COURT HAS ISSUED A COMMISSION to (name of commissioner) of (address of commissioner), providing for the examination of the witness (name of witness) of (address of witness).

YOU ARE REQUESTED, in furtherance of justice, to cause (name of witness) to appear before the commissioner by the means ordinarily used in your jurisdiction, if necessary to secure attendance, and to answer questions under oath or affirmation (where desired add:) and to bring to and produce at the examination the following documents and things: (Set out the nature and date of each document and thing and give particulars sufficient to identify each document and thing.).

YOU ARE ALSO REQUESTED to permit the commissioner to conduct the examination of the witness in accordance with the Federal Courts Rules and the commission issued by this Court.

AND WHEN YOU REQUEST IT, the Federal Court (or Federal Court of Appeal) is ready and willing to do the same for you in a similar case.

THIS LETTER OF REQUEST is signed and sealed by order of the Court made on (date).


Issued by: (Registry Officer)

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  • SOR/2004-283, ss. 26, 35

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