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5 Best Practices for Working with Arbitration Interpreters

Karen Fahr / August 9, 2021

Our favorite tips for hiring and using an interpreter for your next arbitration Language barriers are often a hurdle when dealing with litigation abroad. Finding the right interpreter for your law firm to handle these language differences can mean the difference between success and disaster. An experienced, professionally-certified interpreter can ensure that your arbitration runs…

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Legal Professionals, livestream the 2021 NCRA Conference

Karen Fahr / July 23, 2021

The new NCRA Learning Center is livestreaming some of the most popular sessions from Las Vegas as part of their Continuing Education program. The NCRA is welcoming its attendees to the first live and in-person event in more than a year.  This year’s event is packed with informative and engaging sessions, networking opportunities, and special…

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Depositions in Greece | Taking Testimony of Willing Witnesses

Karen Fahr / February 17, 2021

If you need to depose a US witness who resides in Greece we have great news – Greece is a party to the Hague Convention which allows the deposition of willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. The official statement from the U.S. Department of State website about taking voluntary depositions…

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How to Schedule a Court Reporter in New Zealand

Karen Fahr / January 15, 2021

New Zealand a beautiful and charming island is a perfect destination for a US deposition. There are no restrictions as long as your witness is willing to appear. View or download our handy six step guide on everything you need to know about scheduling a court reporter in New Zealand. Hiring Court Reporters in New…

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Bizarre Halloween Laws Around the World

Karen Fahr / October 29, 2020

Restricting certain Halloween festivities is not new. Halloween traditions may look a little different in 2020 in the wake of Covid-19. Health officials recommend celebrating with only your household members and avoid traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. Restricting certain Halloween festivities is not a new phenomenon, in fact we wonder if you were aware that some places…

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Your options for US depositions in England during Covid-19

Karen Fahr / October 20, 2020

Yes, you can hold a (virtual) deposition in England. Taking U.S. depositions in England is permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in England without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Depositions in England can take place remotely, and this is a good option for attorneys who are unable to travel…

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Discover the Best of Canada With a Virtual Visit

Karen Fahr / August 20, 2020

Optima Juris’ Virtual Destination Series: With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our content team is focusing on virtual destinations to help our clients discover popular cities, attractions and local customs from our most requested deposition countries. Depositions in Canada are commonly used in litigation as they are in the United States making it a very popular…

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Virtual Tour of Switzerland’s Enchanting Regions

Karen Fahr / July 22, 2020

It’s the perfect time for a virtual visit of one of the most enchanting places on earth – Switzerland. Typically, thousands flock to Switzerland each year to enjoy its beautiful landscapes filled with dramatic mountains, clear blue lakes, premium chocolate, and picturesque towns. Let’s virtually journey through some of these stunning locations Switzerland has to…

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Join Us For This Week’s Virtual Stroll Through Italy

Karen Fahr / July 1, 2020

Traveling from your armchair has never been more exciting! Pour yourself a glass of your favorite Chianti, grab some cicchetti (charcuterie) fixings and sit back while feasting your eyes on our latest virtual journey through Italy’s most exquisite sites. International Deposition Hotspot #5: Italy Scheduling an International Deposition in Italy Here’s what you need to…

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Discover the Hidden Gems England has to Offer, No Travel Needed

Karen Fahr / June 23, 2020

No need to travel to enjoy our latest virtual journey through England’s best kept secret destinations. Whisk yourself away with our latest digital escape through England’s enchanting countryside. Get to know why this marvelous destination is a hotspot for international depositions. Having trouble viewing this video? View in web browser Yes, you can hold a…

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Your Guide to Depositions in the Caribbean (Updated 2020)

Karen Fahr / June 17, 2020

The Caribbean is a frequent location for U.S depositions, particularly on islands with extensive offshore banking industries. Taking depositions in the Caribbean is a relatively easy process with fewer restrictions than in many other regions. As an added bonus, Optima Juris has local, English-speaking court reporters throughout the Caribbean, so you save big on travel…

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Virtual Tour through Frankfurt; International Depo Locales Series

Virtual Tour Through Frankfurt; International Depo Locales Series

Karen Fahr / May 12, 2020

Our second international deposition virtual journey takes us to Frankfurt, a charming corner of Germany. Whisk yourself away with our latest digital escape through Frankfurt and surrounding countryside. Get to know why this marvelous destination is a hotspot for international depositions. How to schedule a deposition in Germany Taking U.S. depositions in Germany is permissible….

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International Deposition Options During Covid-19 Travel Bans

Karen Fahr / March 16, 2020

Originally published on February 27, 2020. Updated March 19, 2020 Covid-19 concerns? You can conduct your international deposition without traveling or stepping foot onto an airplane Given the latest news on the Covid-19, a lot of attorneys are wondering about the safety of air travel during the outbreak and if they should be traveling for…

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2019 NCRA Convention and Expo Post-Event Wrap Up

Karen Fahr / August 27, 2019

We’re back from a very memorable 2019 NCRA Convention and Expo. The speakers, the panels, and the remarkable amount of information made for an unforgettable event. The 2019 NCRA Convention and Expo was a jam-packed weekend that included many notable highlights, including, a keynote talk with Erin Brockovich, informative seminar on International Depositions hosted by…

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Success Story: Court Reporter & Legal Videographer in Auckland, New Zealand

Success Story: Optima Juris helps a U.S. court reporting agency organize a deposition in Auckland, New Zealand

Karen Fahr / April 15, 2019

Optima Juris did it again! Another successful international deposition. Setting up an international deposition can be a daunting task and a logistical nightmare if an unforeseen problem occurs – like a legal videographer cancelling last minute. That’s when a new client reached out in need of help to set up a realtime court reporter and…

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New Optima Juris Website Makes It Easier Than Ever to Book U.S. Deposition Services Abroad

Karen Fahr / December 10, 2018

The new OptimaJuris.com is more client-focused and streamlined for easy access to deposition services and essential information on the legalities of conducting international depositions. IRVINE, Calif., December 4, 2018 – ​Optima Juris, the international deposition agency, has announced the launch of its newly redesigned and much-anticipated website OptimaJuris.com. Developed entirely in-house, the new website is…

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How To Schedule a Local Court Reporter in Italy (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / November 28, 2018

Scheduling a court reporter in Italy for a U.S. deposition is fairly easy. However, we have a few recommendations to help streamline the process. Check out our latest infographic with the top six guidelines you should know before scheduling your depo in Italy. Infographic: How to schedule a court reporter in Italy for a U.S….

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International Depo Tips: Depositions in Italy, Can They Happen?

Karen Fahr / November 16, 2018

It’s that time again. In this segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris, Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, shares the rules and regulations for setting up a U.S. deposition in Italy. If you are planning a deposition in Italy you will want to watch this video for tips on how to get started. Basics for…

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A Simple Guide to Setting Up a Deposition in Singapore (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / April 30, 2018

Need to schedule a United States deposition in Singapore? Great news – Singapore allows depositions of willing witnesses, regardless of the witness’ nationality. In our latest infographic, we created a really simple guide to setting up a deposition in Singapore. 5 Things to Know Before Planning a Deposition in Singapore Deposition Restrictions. The good news…

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Access Our Legal Professional’s Guide to Preparing a Deposition in Mexico

Access Our Legal Professional’s Guide to Preparing a Deposition in Mexico

Karen Fahr / April 18, 2018

Whether you’re an attorney, paralegal, or legal professional needing to schedule a deposition in Mexico for the first time or just brushing up on the rules and regulations, our International Depo Guide for Mexico is the perfect tool for you. This easy-to-use guide covers frequently asked questions, tips on how to swear in a witness…

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Infographic: 5 Things to Know Before Planning a Deposition in Mexico

Karen Fahr / April 3, 2018

Planning your first international deposition in Mexico? Search no further! Mexico allows depositions of willing witnesses, regardless of the witness’ nationality. In our latest infographic, we cover the five things you need to know before planning a deposition in Mexico. 5 Things to Know Before Planning a Deposition in Mexico Deposition Restrictions. The good news…

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Success Story: !Viva La Deposicion! Deposition in Mexico City

Karen Fahr / March 27, 2018

Optima Juris is committed to helping our clients and friends of the legal community find the perfect solutions to their international deposition needs. In a recent request, we were contacted by U.S. attorneys needing to depose witnesses in Mexico. Here’s how our firm helped arrange the successful depos in Mexico City. Case Study: Mexico City,…

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IWD18: Championing the Women of Optima Juris

Karen Fahr / March 8, 2018

The women of Optima Juris are taking the opportunity to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018 by sharing their career achievements to raise awareness and forge a better working community. We asked the women who work at Optima Juris to tell us a little more about their careers, what they are proud of, and what inspirational…

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Infographic: How to Successfully Organize a Deposition in Canada

Karen Fahr / February 27, 2018

If you are organizing your first deposition in Canada or just brushing up on what you can or can’t do, this is the perfect place to start. Our expertly crafted infographic covers everything you need to get started on scheduling a deposition in Canada. Scheduling a deposition in Canada is very straightforward, and here’s what…

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The Exciting Career of Court Reporting & Captioning (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / February 14, 2018

The 6th annual National Court Reporting and Captioning Week is here, and Optima Juris is excited to help spread the word about these amazing careers. We put together a simple infographic, so you can discover more about the field of court reporting and what it can offer. Highlights What is the employment outlook for court…

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7 Tips To Know Before Scheduling a Deposition in Israel

7 Tips To Know Before Scheduling a Deposition in Israel (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / January 24, 2018

Need a court reporter in Israel? Our deposition experts created an easy step-by-step infographic to get you started. Click on the image below to see a breakdown of the top 7 tips to know before scheduling your deposition in Israel. What you need to know Deposition Restrictions. Good news — taking U.S. depositions in Israel…

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Take time for a laugh break with the Optima Juris team

Karen Fahr / December 20, 2017

Take time for a laugh break with the Optima Juris team and see how they answered the most important holiday questions! May your holiday be filled with joy and laughter. Warmest wishes from the entire Optima Juris team! About Optima Juris Optima Juris is the only U.S. agency exclusively dedicated to international depositions. We have…

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How To Set Up a Hassle-Free Deposition in Taiwan (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / November 13, 2017

If you are organizing your first deposition in Taiwan or just brushing up on what you can and can’t do, this is the right place to start. Our expertly crafted infographic covers just about everything you need to get started on organizing a deposition in Taiwan. What you need to know when scheduling a deposition…

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Important Guidelines For Setting Up a Deposition in South Korea

Important Guidelines For Setting Up a Deposition in South Korea (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / October 31, 2017

Our deposition experts created an easy step-by-step reference graph to get you started for your deposition in South Korea. Click on the infographic below to get a breakdown of the important guidelines: International Deposition Tips: South Korea 1. Location Restrictions: Depositions of U.S. citizens can take place without restrictions or special permission. Prior permission is…

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7 Things to Know Before Traveling to South Korea for a Deposition

7 Things to Know Before Traveling to South Korea for a Legal Deposition

Karen Fahr / October 25, 2017

Traveling to South Korea for a deposition? Get the most out of your visit by brushing up on Korean culture with these useful travel tips. 1. South Korea Passport and Visa Requirements To enter South Korea, a passport valid for a minimum of three months is required by all nationals. Nationals of Australia, the USA…

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Depositions in South Korea – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / October 10, 2017

Are you an attorney, paralegal, or legal secretary who needs help setting up a deposition in South Korea? We have your back! In our latest episode of International Deposition Tips, Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, is excited to share his expert knowledge in setting up a deposition in South Korea. Takeaway Tips In general,…

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Optima Juris Revamps CourtReporterIndia.com

Optima Juris Revamps CourtReporterIndia.com! Helping Legal Professionals Access Reliable Info on Setting Up Depositions in India.

Karen Fahr / September 21, 2017

Optima Juris is inviting visitors to explore its newly revamped website courtreporterindia.com. The new website has been designed to provide the ultimate user-friendly experience with improved navigation and functionality throughout, allowing clients to access detailed information and videos on how to set up a deposition in India. Optima Juris’ newly refurbished website, courtreporterindia.com, offers lawyers,…

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Infographic: 7 Tips for Scheduling Depositions in India

7 Tips for Scheduling Depositions in India (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / September 20, 2017

Some countries have a few extra steps when it comes to scheduling depositions. India is one of those unique countries. Though prior permission from the Indian Central Authority is not needed when deposing U.S. citizens – it is required to depose Indian and Third Country Nationals. Another step to know is India requires that all…

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Case Study: Client Needs to Arrange a Depo in Osaka, Help!

Case Study: Client Needs to Arrange a Deposition in Osaka, Help!

Karen Fahr / September 1, 2017

Preparing for a deposition in Japan may feel like a daunting task, considering that the guidelines are strict and requires those traveling into the country apply for a special deposition visa. But, have no fear with our experts at hand 24/7 we can assist you through the entire process from start to finish. Here at…

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Have No Fear Court Reporter Japan is here!

Have No Fear, CourtReporterJapan.com is Here – Optima Juris Launches New Website to Take the Guesswork Out of Setting Up a Depo in Japan

Karen Fahr / August 30, 2017

Legal professionals now have access to quick and reliable information on setting up a deposition in Japan at their fingertips. Today, Optima Juris, a leading international court reporting agency, announced the launch of its new and refreshed website, courtreporterjapan.com. Unlike most countries, Japan has rules and regulations for setting up U.S. depositions and courtreporterjapan.com guides…

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Your Ultimate Guide to Depositions in Japan (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / August 29, 2017

Planning for a deposition in Japan? We created an easy step-by-step reference graph to get you started. Click on the infographic below to see a breakdown of the main guidelines for setting up your deposition in Japan. What you need to know Deposition Restrictions. All depositions in Japan must take place at the U.S. Embassy…

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Case Study: Legal Videographer Needed in London, England Stat

Case Study: Legal Videographer Needed in London, England Stat

Karen Fahr / August 23, 2017

Scheduling a deposition abroad can often have a lot of moving parts. Things like time difference, personnel availability, and time constrains all play a vital role in the success of your depo. That’s why Optima Juris is often enlisted by court reporting agencies and law firms to help set up depositions abroad. In our recent…

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Recap 2017 NCRA

Recap: 2017 NCRA Convention & International Depositions 101

Karen Fahr / August 19, 2017

We’ve returned from the 2017 NCRA Convention and Expo to share all the memorable moments of the weekend. Ian Hardy and Karen Fahr covered the entire event with real-time tweets, pictures, and Facebook Live videos, as events were happening. In case you missed any of the action, here is a recap of the 2017 NCRA…

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NCRA Convention Countdown: Top 5 Region-Themed Hotels in Vegas, #2 Luxor

Karen Fahr / August 8, 2017

We are almost to the number one spot! In the runners-up position at number 2 of the top 5 country themed hotels in Las Vegas we have the Egyptian themed hotel and casino, Luxor. #5 ASIA DEPOSITIONS: Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas #4 CARIBBEAN DEPOSITIONS: Tropicana, Las Vegas #3 OCEANIA DEPOSITIONS: The Mirage, Las Vegas #2…

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Recap: BIVR Awareness Weekend in London

Karen Fahr / August 2, 2017

The 2017 BIVR Awareness Weekend was a huge success! Kimberlee Castro, CSR and Optima Juris’ Director of Scheduling, covered the entire event with real-time updates, pictures, and videos, as events were happening.  In case you missed Kimberlee’s extensive live coverage here is a recap of the BIVR Awareness Weekend’s presentations and outings. Day One: A Lesson in Legal London History – from…

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What happens in Vegas gets covered live by Optima Juris

What happens in Vegas gets covered live by Optima Juris

Karen Fahr / August 1, 2017

Optima Juris will be attending the NCRA Convention and Expo in Las Vegas August 10-13 and broadcasting all the action live on their social media outlets Join Optima Juris and thousands of court reporting professionals from around the country as they participate in the 2017 NCRA Convention & Expo in Las Vegas, August 10-13, 2017….

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Ultimate Guide to Depositions in England

Your Ultimate Guide to Depositions in England (Infographic)

Karen Fahr / July 18, 2017

No need to ‘catch flies’ when your boss asks you to set up a deposition in England. We have you covered! England is one of the most popular locations to schedule an international deposition and we created the ultimate cheat sheet to help you through the process. In our latest infographic, you will find easy-to-follow…

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Optima Juris is Headed to London to Bring You Live, Exclusive Coverage of the BIVR Awareness Weekend 2017 June 28-31

Optima Juris is Headed to London to Bring You Live, Exclusive Coverage of the BIVR Awareness Weekend 2017 July 28-31

Karen Fahr / July 12, 2017

Tune in as Optima Juris and legal professionals from around the globe descend onto London, England to participate in the 4-day jam-packed event. Kimberlee Castro, CSR and Optima Juris’ Director of Scheduling, is packing her bags and hopping across the pond for the 2nd annual BIVR Awareness Week, hosted by the British Institute of Verbatim…

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Optima Juris at Work in Hong Kong [Case Study]

Karen Fahr / June 20, 2017

Every international deposition has its own unique challenges and there is nothing we love more than a challenge. For the past 17 years Optima Juris has been the first and only U.S. firm exclusively dedicated to providing deposition services outside of the U.S. You can say we have pretty much seen and done it all….

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New Website Alert: CourtReportingHongKong.com by Optima Juris

New Website Streamlines Process of Organizing Depositions in Hong Kong

Karen Fahr / June 14, 2017

Optima Juris, the International Deposition Agency, invites users to explore their latest website, tailor-made for the busy legal professional of today. CourtReportingHongKong.com helps attorneys set up depositions in Hong Kong by providing a one-stop source for practical instructions, videos, insider tips, advice, and travel information. Following up on the success of CourtReporterGermany.com, Optima Juris, the…

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Case Study: Help! We need to schedule a deposition in Belgium

Case Study: Help! We need to schedule a deposition in Belgium

Karen Fahr / May 31, 2017

When it comes to international depositions, we have seen and done it all. With our new video series, Optima Juris at Work, members of our team will feature depositions we have successfully arranged around the world. In this episode, Sheree Martin, Global Deposition Assistant, highlights a law firm’s challenge and how our deposition services helped…

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DepoAnywhere™ Program for Attorneys Taking International Depositions Remotely

Optima Juris Unveils Its Exclusive DepoAnywhere™ Program for Attorneys Taking International Depositions Remotely

Karen Fahr / May 17, 2017

This web-based videoconferencing program allows attorneys to depose witnesses in other countries from the comfort of their home offices, at a fraction of the price of traditional, dedicated videoconferencing facilities Optima Juris, the international deposition agency, has unveiled an exciting new program that allows attorneys to take depositions of witnesses in other countries without the…

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[Infographic] Taking Depositions in Australia

Karen Fahr / May 9, 2017

Do you need to organize a deposition in Australia and not sure where to start? Luckily, Australia is an easy place to schedule an international deposition. Our latest infographic is a helpful blueprint to guide you through organizing a deposition in Australia. Takeaway Tips Taking U.S. depositions in Australia is permissible and in general, you…

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Just Launched Court Reporter Germany by Optima Juris

Just Launched: Court Reporter Germany (courtreportergermany.com), by Optima Juris

Karen Fahr / May 5, 2017

This exclusive website is tailor-made for the busy legal professional of today, offering the most comprehensive instructions, videos, insider tips, advice, and travel information available for depositions in Germany Optima Juris, the international deposition leader for the past 17 years, continues to innovate the global deposition market with its groundbreaking launch of courtreportergermany.com. This one-of-a-kind…

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Depositions in the Philippines – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / May 3, 2017

This week in the International Deposition Tips series, Kimberlee Castro, Director of Scheduling, guides you through taking a deposition in the Philippines. If you are a legal professional who needs to organize a deposition in the Philippines, this video is a great way to get started. Takeaway Tips In general, you can depose willing witnesses…

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Depositions in Spain – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / April 13, 2017

Need help booking a court reporter or scheduling a deposition in Spain? In our latest episode of International Deposition Tips, Ian Hardy, CEO & President of Optima Juris, explains the ins and outs of scheduling a deposition in Spain. If you are an attorney, paralegal, or legal professional looking to schedule a depo in Spain,…

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Depositions in the Netherlands – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / March 22, 2017

Need to dispose a willing witness in the Netherlands? Don’t worry we have your back! Our amazing Director of Scheduling and CSR, Kimberlee Castro, walks you through the legalities for how to set up a U.S. deposition in the Netherlands. Takeaway Tips In general, you can depose willing witnesses in the Netherlands without any special…

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Depositions in the Caribbean – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / March 15, 2017

Welcome to another installment of our International Deposition Tips. This week Ian Hardy, CEO & President of Optima Juris, simplifies the ins and outs of scheduling a deposition in the Caribbean. If you are an attorney, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a deposition in the Caribbean, we recommend starting with this video. Takeaway…

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Depositions in Israel – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / March 9, 2017

Looking to set up a deposition in Israel for a U.S. court case? Want to know what you can and can’t do? Our amazing Director of Scheduling and CSR, Kimberlee Castro, walks you through the legalities for how to set up a U.S. deposition in Israel. Takeaway Tips Israel is a signatory to the Hague…

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International Women’s Day: The Women of Optima Juris Celebrate Career Achievements to Help Drive Positive Change for Women 

Karen Fahr / March 8, 2017

On International Women’s Day we are taking the opportunity to honor the women of Optima Juris to help forge a better working world. We asked Kimberlee, Sheree, Catherine, Ironey, Karen and Dong to tell us a little more about their careers, what they are proud of, and how they would describe themselves.  Kimberlee Castro, CSR, Director of Scheduling & Global Deposition Expert Tell us a little more about…

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Depositions in Switzerland – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / March 1, 2017

We’re coming at you with another segment of our International Deposition Tips. In this episode Ian Hardy, CEO and President of Optima Juris, highlights the legalities of setting up an international deposition or arbitration in Switzerland. Takeaway Tips Taking voluntary depositions in Switzerland is subject to prior authorization by the Federal Department of Justice, according…

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U.S. Depositions in Mexico – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / February 22, 2017

Need help booking a court reporter or scheduling a deposition in Mexico? In our latest episode of International Deposition Tips, Ian Hardy, CEO & President of Optima Juris, simplifies the best approach to scheduling a deposition in Mexico. If you are an attorney, paralegal, or legal professional looking to schedule a depo in Mexico, you…

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Depositions in India – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / February 16, 2017

Need help conducting a U.S. deposition in India? Ian Hardy, CEO & President of Optima Juris, explains the ins and outs of scheduling a deposition in India. If you are an attorney, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a depo in India, you will want to watch this video. Takeaway Tips Taking voluntary depositions…

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Live at the NCRA Firm Owners Conference Feb. 12-14

Karen Fahr / February 9, 2017

Want the scoop on innovation and the future of the court reporting industry? How about a peek inside an event exclusively designed for owners and senior officers of court reporting firms? Optima Juris President and Founder, Ian Hardy is headed to the NCRA Firm Owners Conference February 12-14, and will be bringing you live coverage…

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Happy Holidays from Optima Juris

Karen Fahr / December 21, 2016

We would like to take a moment to wish everyone a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year! We are thankful for the many relationships we have with you and the continued support you show us. We are looking forward to another year of helping our clients find exceptional depositions services around…

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How to Set Up a Deposition in Thailand: International Depo Tips

Karen Fahr / December 13, 2016

In this segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris we tackle how to set up a deposition in Thailand. Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, walks you through the legalities for setting up a U.S. deposition in Thailand. If you are a lawyer, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a deposition in Thailand,…

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How to Set Up a Deposition in Canada: International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / December 7, 2016

In this segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris we tackle how to set up a deposition in Canada. Kimberlee Castro, CSR, Director of Scheduling and Global Deposition Expert, walks you through the legalities for setting up a U.S. deposition in Canada. If you are a lawyer, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize…

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International Deposition Tips: Depos in Hong Kong

International Deposition Tips: Depos in Hong Kong

Karen Fahr / November 11, 2016

International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris is back! This week, Kimberlee Castro, Director of Scheduling and Global Deposition Expert, shares her helpful tips and knowledge on setting up a U.S. deposition in Hong Kong. If you need to organize a deposition in Hong Kong, you will want to hear what Kimberlee has to say. About Optima…

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International Depositions Tips: Depos in China

International Deposition Tips: Depos in China

Karen Fahr / October 26, 2016

It’s time for another segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris. Kimberlee Castro, Director of Scheduling and Global Deposition Expert, explains the rules and regulations for setting up a U.S. deposition in China. If you are a lawyer, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a deposition in China, you will want to watch this…

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International Deposition Tips: How to Swear in a Witness Abroad

International Deposition Tips: How to Swear in a Witness Abroad

Karen Fahr / October 5, 2016

We are back for another segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris.  In our over fifteen years of experience organizing depositions abroad, the most common question we receive from clients is: We have a foreign witness we need to depose outside the U.S. What should we do to ensure that the oath is administered correctly? Luckily, the…

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International Deposition Tips: Depos in the UK

Karen Fahr / September 21, 2016

It’s another segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris. This week, Kimberlee Castro, Director of Scheduling and Global Deposition Expert, shares her helpful tips and knowledge on setting up a U.S. deposition in the United Kingdom. This is a must watch for all lawyers, paralegals, and legal professionals looking to organize a deposition in the…

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International Depositions: 3 Tips Every Organizer Should Know

Karen Fahr / August 2, 2016

Are you ready to pull your hair out trying to figure out how to plan a U.S. depo in another country? Rest assured that international depositions happen all the time and organizing one can be a simple, stress-free process. Simply follow these three essential tips and you can have a tidy and successful deposition abroad – benefiting your clients and your bottom line. Tip 1: Plan ahead Planning an international deposition requires time. We recommended giving yourself a four week leeway.  Of course, it’s…

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Brexit Not Expected to Affect US Depositions in the United Kingdom

Karen Fahr / June 27, 2016

Just days after Britain voted to leave the European Union and shocked the world, the Brexit vote continues to create havoc on global markets as the value of the pound tumbled. The Bank for International Settlements said there is likely to be a “period of uncertainty and adjustment” in the aftermath of Britain’s decision to…

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Today is Be Kind to Lawyers Day

Today is Be Kind to Lawyers Day

Karen Fahr / April 12, 2016

Let’s face it, sometimes lawyers can get a pretty bad rap! Yet, lawyers serve an invaluable service to our social and judicial system. When regular folks need help writing a will, or running a business, to whom do they turn? Lawyers. To soften the stigma, Steve Hughes created a day encouraging people to be kind…

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Day in the Life of an International Court Reporter

Karen Fahr / February 23, 2016

A typical day for an international court reporter is anything but average. To celebrate the 2016 National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, we asked Walter Chiriboga, our exclusive local court reporter based in Mexico, to give us a peek inside his day. An Assignment Comes In Once I am contacted for a possible deposition taking…

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Swearing in a Witness Abroad

Infographic: 5 Tips for Swearing In a Witness Abroad

Karen Fahr / February 17, 2016

Have a witness you need to depose in a foreign country? Wondering how you can administer the oath correctly? There are a number of possible solutions available for swearing in a witness outside of the U.S. Our quick and easy infographic provides some practical suggestions based on our extensive experience scheduling depositions abroad. Need More?…

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Optima Juris Thanksgiving Facts Infographic

Did You Know? Thanksgiving Fun Facts Infographic

Karen Fahr / November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving is almost here and that means time for family, feasting, watching football, and shopping until you drop. As we here at Optima Juris get prepared to say our thanks for this wonderful year, we thought you might enjoy these fun facts about Thanksgiving.     Optima Juris has been helping law offices across the globe find the…

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nfographic: Mini Guide to Interpretation for International Depositions

Infographic: Mini Guide to Interpretation for International Depositions

Karen Fahr / October 7, 2015

Interpreters play a huge role in most international depositions.  The right interpreter can be the difference between success and disaster, so it is important to understand interpreting basics.  Here is our mini guide to interpretation for international depositions. Optima Juris has been helping law offices across the globe find the highest quality certified interpreters for…

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