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A Regional Guide to Depositions in Asia (updated 2021)

Ian Hardy / April 8, 2021

We receive a lot of questions on what can and cannot be done when trying to depose witnesses located in Asia. So, we decided to put together this regional guide on depositions in Asia as a quick overview on regulations, visa requirements and more. Of course we are always here to help you find unique…

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Depositions in China: Are they possible? (Updated 2021)

Ian Hardy / March 15, 2021

Handling depositions in China can be a little tricky.  Even though China is member of the Hague Convention, it does not permit the taking of depositions or witness statements (even from willing witnesses) in China for use in foreign courts. These restrictions also extend to remote and telephonic depositions being conducted in China. Beyond being…

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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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Setting Up A Deposition Abroad? Top Things Attorneys Must Know Part II

Ian Hardy / February 17, 2021

Originally published on June 29, 2011. This article was updated on February 17, 2021. In Part I of my article on setting up your deposition abroad, I talked about the conditions, challenges and procedures involved in dealing with international depositions. In Part II we are going to touch upon the logistics involved in setting up…

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Setting Up A Deposition Abroad? Top Things Attorneys Must Know Part I

Ian Hardy / February 17, 2021

Originally published on June 28, 2011. This article was updated on February 17, 2021. Our rapidly globalizing world means that big cases (and small) are no longer restricted to the U.S. when it comes to discovery and the taking of evidence. With increasing regularity, litigation attorneys of all stripes and specialties find themselves involved in…

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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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Depositions in South Korea

Everything You Need to Know About Depositions in South Korea (Updated 2020)

Kimberlee Castro / November 23, 2020

Optima Juris has been scheduling depositions in South Korea for over 20 years. Before scheduling your deposition in South Korea, read through these important FAQs: Can I depose a willing witness in South Korea? Yes, but there are restrictions: Voluntary depositions of U.S. citizen witnesses may be conducted in South Korea, provided no compulsion is…

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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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A Regional Guide to Depositions in South America (updated 2020)

Ian Hardy / July 22, 2020

Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in … Argentina Yes The taking of voluntary depositions of willing witnesses outside of making a formal request under the Hague Evidence Convention is not permitted in Argentina, regardless of the nationality of the witness. Bolivia Yes Local authorities do not permit foreign persons, such as…

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A Regional Guide to Depositions in Europe (updated 2020)

Ian Hardy / July 20, 2020

Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in … Belgium No Taking U.S. depositions in Belgium is permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Belgium without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Czech Republic No Taking U.S. depositions in the Czech Republic is permissible and in general, you…

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A Regional Guide to Depositions in Oceania (Updated 2020)

Ian Hardy / July 19, 2020

Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in … Australia No Taking U.S. depositions in Australia is permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Belgium without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. New Zealand No Taking U.S. depositions in New Zealand is permissible and in general, you can…

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A Regional Guide to Depositions in the Middle East (updated 2020)

Ian Hardy / July 2, 2020

Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in … Bahrain No Taking U.S. depositions in Bahrain is permissible and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Bahrain without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Dubai No Taking U.S. depositions in Dubai is permissible and in general, you can depose willing…

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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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Caribbean Depositions

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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Zoom Security Best Practices for Remote Depositions

Zoom Security Best Practices for Remote Depositions

Catherine Beeny / April 22, 2020

As travel restrictions continue due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the video conferencing platform Zoom has become a huge factor in our ability to conduct international depositions remotely. After security issues were exposed, Zoom responded with numerous enhanced features designed to effectively prevent disruptions and provide secure communication across their platform. Here is what you can…

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Your  COVID-19  questions, answered. We’re here and ready to help!

Catherine Beeny / March 24, 2020

At Optima Juris, our top priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our clients and employees. We understand the concern and uncertainty everyone is experiencing around the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, and we wanted to let you know that we are here for you and can make your international deposition happen in the safest possible way,…

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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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International Depositions: What are Your Options? (Updated 2020)

Ian Hardy / February 5, 2020

Thanks to much better Internet connectivity worldwide and the rise of web-based video conferencing programs, many new options have arisen for conducting international depositions. Although it is always best (and highly recommended) to have all parties present with the witness for the most reliable and clearest record, there are several different cost effective approaches that can…

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Deposing a Willing Witness in Belgium

Ian Hardy / September 17, 2019

Are you in the discovery phase and need to take an international deposition in Belgium? We have the most up to date information on deposing a willing witness in Belgium. 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….

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Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Mexico (Updated 2019)

Ian Hardy / August 2, 2019

Can you depose a willing witness in Mexico? Yes, taking U.S. depositions in Mexico is permissible, however there are restrictions: Voluntary depositions of U.S. citizen witnesses may be conducted in Mexico regardless of the nationality of the witness, provided no compulsion is used. Voluntary depositions of Mexican and third country nationals require prior permission from…

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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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The Definitive FAQ for Taking U.S. Depositions Abroad Part I (Updated 2018)

Ian Hardy / October 12, 2018

Optima Juris has over 18 years of experience organizing depositions in foreign countries for U.S. attorneys and law firms. As the only American agency exclusively dedicated to providing deposition services abroad, we have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions we receive from our clients. So, please read on, enjoy, and should you…

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Our Birthday Countdown Has Begun

Catherine Beeny / September 5, 2018

Optima Juris is turning 18 on September 28!  That means 18 years of being the first and only firm exclusively dedicated to setting up international depositions around the world. To celebrate, we are starting a birthday countdown on Monday for everyone to enjoy.  Each day we will have a new video, trivia, entertaining fact, or…

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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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Guide To Hiring Court Reporters in Australia

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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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

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

Ian Hardy / December 13, 2017

Israel is a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, which in general, means you can depose willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Here is the latest official info on taking depos in Israel, taken from the U.S. Department of State website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/Israel.html: Voluntary depositions of willing U.S. citizen witnesses may…

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

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

Ian Hardy / September 19, 2017

Here is the latest official info on taking depos in India, taken from the U.S. Department of State website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/India.html Voluntary depositions may be conducted in India of U.S. citizens without permission of the Indian Central Authority for the Hague Evidence Convention. Voluntary depositions of Indian nationals and third country nationals require prior permission of…

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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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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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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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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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Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Hong Kong (Updated 2017)

Ian Hardy / June 26, 2017

Optima Juris covers depositions and arbitrations in Hong Kong all the time! Below, please find the latest official info on taking depos in Hong Kong, taken from the U.S. Department of State website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/HongKong.html : In Hong Kong, most voluntary depositions are taken in hotels and offices and do not involve participation by the U.S….

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Optima Juris at work in Hong Kong Case Study

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 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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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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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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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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Day One: 2016 NCRA Firm Owners Conference

Day One: 2016 NCRA Firm Owners Conference

Ian Hardy / April 17, 2016

After a long day of travels I have made it to beautiful San Juan, Puerto Rico for the 2016 NCRA Firm Owners Conference. The event, which is designed exclusively for owners and managers of court reporting and captioning firms, is being held for the first time in the Caribbean, and I have zero complaints about…

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Depositions in Kuwait – What You Can and Can't Do

Ian Hardy / April 16, 2016

Luckily, depositions of willing witnesses in Kuwait are pretty straight forward and usually do not require any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Here is the latest official info on taking depos in Kuwait, taken from the U.S. Department of State website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/Kuwait.html: Voluntary depositions may be conducted in Kuwait regardless of the nationality…

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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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Giving to Charities | The True Meaning of the Holiday Season

Catherine Beeny / December 10, 2015

The holidays are here and it is the perfect time to reflect on what this time of year is truly all about. While decorations, festive dinners, and non-stop shopping sprees are icons of the season, connecting with people is at the core of what makes any holiday special. Giving to those in need brings us all…

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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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