Unlike a deposition taking place down the street or in a nearby city in the United States, depositions in foreign countries generally need more time and proper planning. When a U.S. law firm reached out for help scheduling a deposition in Seoul, South Korea we were ready for the challenge. Here’s how we helped set up their deposition.
Seoul is an international hotspot for depositions, but there are very few, qualified local resources there. Our client needs a full team: and it must be affordable.
We mobilize one of our local deposition interpreters in Seoul. The reporter is flown in from Hong Kong, and the videographer comes in from Paris, at a reduced airfare rate. The depositions are a success and the results are perfect.
Helpful Tips: What you need to know before arranging a deposition in Seoul, South Korea
Good news — taking voluntary depositions of U.S. citizens in South Korea is permissible and can be done without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. For voluntary depositions of Korean or third country nationals please contact us for more information.
We have region-based court reporters for depositions in South Korea, which means lower travel costs for you.
Once approved, depositions in South Korea can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel room, law office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility.
Feel free to visit our International Deposition Blog posts and videos particularly concerning ‘Administering the Oath’.
Need to schedule a deposition in a different country? Please visit our YouTube video playlists, ‘International Deposition Tip Series’.
About Optima Juris
Optima Juris is the only U.S. agency exclusively dedicated to international depositions. We have been helping law offices across the globe find the highest-quality certified court reporters, legal videographers, and interpreters for over 17 years. If you should have any questions about international depositions, please do not hesitate to contact us or fill out a free quote to see how we can make your international deposition a complete success.
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