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Category: Depos in Europe

YES! You can schedule court reporters for U.S. depos in Italy

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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Italy Court Reporters

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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How to Schedule a Court Reporter in France (Infographic)

Catherine Beeny / August 1, 2018

Depositions of voluntary U.S. citizens are pretty straight forward in France, and similar to conducting one up in the United States. However, France is one of those difficult countries which requires special permission to depose French citizens and third-country nationals. With the right court reporting firm this process can be seamless. Our depo experts put […]

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Deposition in England

4 Easy Tips for Setting Up a Deposition in England (Updated 2018)

Kimberlee Castro / July 13, 2018

With its close relations to the U.S. and sharing of a common language, it is no surprise that one of the most frequent requests I get is for setting up a deposition in England.  Luckily, England is one of the easiest places to schedule an international deposition and I have done so with success more […]

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The only guide you need for setting up a depo in the Netherlands

Catherine Beeny / July 13, 2018

Need to set up a deposition in the Netherlands? Look no further!   The International Depo Guide for the Netherlands 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. Optima Juris’ International Deposition […]

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Guide to Scheduling a Court Reporter in the Netherlands – Infographic

Catherine Beeny / June 20, 2018

Scheduling a court reporter in the Netherlands for a US deposition is a straightforward process. However, we have a few pointers to help streamline the process. Check out our latest infographic with our top six tips you should know before scheduling a deposition in the Netherlands. Hiring Court Reporters in the Netherlands 1. Are there […]

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Everything you need for setting up a depo in Australia

Catherine Beeny / June 13, 2018

We have the perfect tool for legal professionals looking to set up a deposition in Australia. The International Depo Guide for Australia 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. Optima Juris’ International Deposition Guide for Australia […]

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Attorneys, Legal Secretaries and Paralegals Rejoice: Optima Juris Releases 'International Depo Guide: How to Schedule a Deposition in Germany'

Catherine Beeny / February 21, 2018

This is the first PDF in a series of country-specific guides that will provide legal professionals with essential information on organizing a deposition outside of the U.S. Optima Juris, the international deposition leader for the past 18 years, today released the “International Depo Guide: How to Schedule a Deposition in Germany,” a six-page PDF that provides […]

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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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It's Here: An Innovative New Resource for International Depositions, courtreporterengland.com

It's Here: An Innovative New Resource for International Depositions, courtreporterengland.com

Catherine Beeny / July 27, 2017

Legal professionals now have access to quick and reliable information on setting up a deposition in England when they need it.   Optima Juris, the leader in international deposition services, is excited to unveil its latest country-specific website, courtreporterengland.com. This new online resource is the easiest way for a legal professional to get essential and […]

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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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Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in England

Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in England (Updated 2017)

Ian Hardy / July 18, 2017

England is a popular locale for U.S. depositions and luckily it is one of the easiest places to schedule a deposition. As a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, in general, you can depose willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Here is the official statement from the U.S. Department of […]

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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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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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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 Spain-Ian Hardy

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 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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How to set up a deposition in Sweden

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

Catherine Beeny / January 11, 2017

Looking to set up a deposition in Sweden 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 Sweden. Takeaway Tips Depositions in Sweden are allowed, regardless of the nationality […]

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Video: How to Set Up a Deposition in Germany

Video: How to Set Up a Deposition in Germany

Catherine Beeny / July 22, 2016

Global Deposition Expert and Director of Scheduling, Kimberlee Castro, explains how to set up a U.S. deposition in Germany with complete success and minimal stress. Although taking a deposition in Germany can have its challenges,  they are 100% possible and Kimberlee personally helps organize them all the time. About Us Optima Juris has been helping […]

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Case Study: Deposition in France

Case Study: Multi-city, multi-day deposition in France

Kimberlee Castro / July 13, 2016

Here at Optima Juris we absolutely love helping our clients find solutions to difficult or challenging international depositions. We recently had a client who needed our help setting up several depositions with interpreters in two locations in France. Of course, we were more than ready to tackle the project. The Challenge: A pharmaceutical company needed […]

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Brexit not expected to affect US depositions in the United Kingdom

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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3 Key Factors for a Successful Deposition in Germany

Infographic: 3 Key Factors for a Successful Deposition in Germany

Catherine Beeny / September 2, 2015

Planning a deposition in Germany can sometimes seem a little overwhelming. With all the rules and regulations it is easy to get lost in the mix. But have no fear! At Optima Juris we have been successfully organizing depositions in Germany for the past 15 years and we know what it takes to make a […]

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Optima Juris international deposition highlights

Optima Juris Deposition Highlights: Court Reporters in Seoul, Southampton, Mexico City, Jerusalem, Caceres, Hong Kong & London

Catherine Beeny / June 27, 2015

There’s never a dull moment here at Optima Juris! Check out a few of the amazing places we have visited recently while providing the highest-quality deposition services: Court Reporter & Legal Videographer in Seoul, South Korea Court Reporter, Legal Videographer & Conference Room in Southampton, United Kingdom Court Reporter & Conference Room in Mexico City, […]

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3 Key Factors For Successful Depositions in Germany

3 Key Factors For Successful Depositions in Germany

Kimberlee Castro / May 28, 2015

Although organizing depositions in Germany can have its challenges, we have found that by taking the right steps you can be sure to make it a success. Follow these basic guidelines and your next deposition in Germany will run as smoothly as it would in the U.S. Start Planning Early for Depositions in Germany If […]

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Court Reporters in Australia, Netherlands, Canada, Philippines, Taiwan, Germany, Mexico and France

Optima Juris International Deposition Highlights: Court Reporters in Australia, Netherlands, Canada, Philippines, Taiwan, Germany, Mexico & France

Ian Hardy / April 24, 2015

We’ve been busy, busy, busy providing fantastic deposition services in cities an countries around the world. Here is a twitter look back at just a few of the amazing places: Court Reporter & Legal Videographer in Sydney, Australia Court reporter and legal videographer provided for a major U.S. court case. Court Reporter, Legal Videographer & […]

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A Regional Guide to Depositions in Europe

A Regional Guide to Depositions in Europe

Ian Hardy / September 16, 2014

  Based on our experience at Optima Juris, we estimate that about 70% of all foreign-held U.S. depositions take place in Europe. Due to the tremendous scale of the economic interdependence between Europe and the United States, American litigations often require testimony from European witnesses and experts. European Parties to the Hague Evidence Convention Albania […]

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Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Turkey

Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Turkey

Ian Hardy / July 23, 2014

Need to depose a willing witness in Turkey? You are in luck. Turkey is a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention and in general you can depose willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Below, is the latest official info on taking depos in Turkey, taken from the U.S. Department of […]

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Depositions in Greece Taking Testimony of Willing Witnesses

Depositions in Greece | Taking Testimony of Willing Witnesses

Ian Hardy / July 3, 2014

If you need to depose a witness who resides in Greece you should feel very fortunate.  One, you get to visit beautiful Greece, and two, Greece is a party to the Hague Convention which allows the deposition of willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts.  This is the official statement from […]

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How to Depose Willing Witnesses in Finland

How to Depose Willing Witnesses in Finland

Ian Hardy / June 20, 2014

Finland is one of the easier, less restrictive places to schedule a deposition. As a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, you can depose willing witnesses in Finland without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Here is the latest official info on taking depos in Finland, taken from the U.S. Department of State […]

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Deposing a Willing Witness in Belgium

Deposing a Willing Witness in Belgium

Ian Hardy / June 3, 2014

The Hague Evidence Convention enables U.S. litigants to obtain the testimony of a willing Belgian resident without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Here is the official statement from the U.S. Department of State website about taking voluntary depositions of willing witnesses in Belgium https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/Belgium.html: In civil cases, attorneys from abroad are allowed […]

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Deposing a Witness in Spain What You Need to Know

Deposing a Witness in Spain | What You Need to Know

Ian Hardy / May 20, 2014

As with other European countries, Spain is a relatively easy place to schedule a deposition.  Because it is a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, in general, you can depose willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Below, please find the latest official info on taking depos in Spain, taken from […]

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Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Germany

Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Germany

Ian Hardy / January 14, 2014

Here at Optima Juris, we organize U.S. depositions in Germany several times per month. Germany is a special case for conducting depositions: officially, all depos you take in Germany must happen at the United States Consulate in Frankfurt. Below, please find the latest official info on taking depos in Germany, taken from the U.S. Department […]

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The Lowdown on Depositions in Europe

The Lowdown on Depositions in Europe: Part 3 of 3

Ian Hardy / July 13, 2012

In Part 1 of 3 in this article series we presented you with an overview of subject of organizing and conduction U.S. depositions in Europe. Click here to read The Lowdown on Depositions: Part 1 of 3 In Part 2 of 3 in the article series we go into detail about the legal steps that are required […]

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The Lowdown on Depositions in Europe

The Lowdown on Depositions in Europe: Part 2 of 3

Ian Hardy / July 12, 2012

In Part 1 of 3 in this article series we presented you with an overview of subject of organizing and conduction U.S. depositions in Europe. Click here to read The Lowdown on Depositions: Part 1 of 3 In this article we go into detail about the legal steps that are required to complete the international deposition […]

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Depositions in Europe

The Lowdown on Depositions in Europe: Part 1 of 3

Ian Hardy / July 11, 2012

Do you have an upcoming deposition to plan in Europe, or are you considering conducting one there in the future? This article contains an insider’s overview of the U.S. deposition scene in Europe, offering some useful tips and tricks, as well as some warnings about pitfalls to avoid. Please read on for all the details […]

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