Israel Court Reporters: What you need to know
Before you schedule a court reporter in Israel, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in Israel.
Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in Israel?
Taking voluntary depositions of U.S. citizens in Israel can be conducted without any special permissions. However, depositions of Israeli citizens and third country nationals require prior permission from the Israeli Central Authority for the Hague Evidence Convention. A deposition can be taken on notice from either party’s attorney or pursuant to a commission issued by a U.S. court. If taken on notice, the notice must state the time, place for taking the deposition and the name and address of each person to be examined. If the deposition is taken pursuant to a commission, prior permission of the Israeli Central Authority is required.
Can depos in Israel take place at any venue (hotel, conference room, etc.)?
Once permission is granted, depositions in Israel can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel, law firm office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility.
Does a U.S. passport holder need a visa to enter Israel?
U.S. passport holders may enter Israel for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
Are there court reporters for U.S. depositions in Israel?
Optima Juris has local court reporters in Israel, which means little to no travel costs for you.
Can Optima Juris help me set up my depo?
We will take care of all the tricky logistics so you don’t have to stress about the details.
Expert deposition services in Israel
Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition in Israel. We work with elite court reporters and legal professionals to make sure your deposition is in the right hands.
Local court reporters
Our trusted court reporters have extensive international experience, along with the know-how to get the job done with the highest-quality results.
Legal videographers trained in the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, so you can be sure that your video record will be taken in a manner consistent with your jurisdiction’s requirements.
Internationally-accredited language professionals with deposition experience and unbending standards of quality.
Our leading network of 2,500+ videoconference and telepresence facilities is unmatched by any of our competitors.
DepoAnywhere Web-based Conferencing
A low-cost option for deposing witnesses in other countries. All you need is an Internet-connected device.
Must-read guide for setting up a depo in Israel
Our experts have created a complimentary guide every lawyer, paralegal and court reporting agency should read. The International Depo Guide for Israel is a 6-page PDF that covers frequently asked questions, tips on how to swear in a witness abroad, best options for deposing a witness remotely, a user-friendly checklist, and travel tips.View
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At Optima Juris we are committed to providing you with the very best deposition services abroad without the stress or hassle. We guarantee that your court reporter and deposition team will show up on-time, where instructed, and that the results (transcript, video, interpretation, etc.) will be at the same level you would expect when conducting a deposition in your home town in the States. If that’s not the case, we’ll refund you fully for the defective service, no questions asked. This guarantee is subject to limitations, exclusions, and conditions as outlined in our terms & conditions.GET TO KNOW US