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Category: Optima Juris News

COVID questions, answered

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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Conducting a Depo or Arbitration in Germany Just Got Easier Thanks to Optima Juris’ Exclusive Partnership with a U.S. Court Reporter based in Germany

Catherine Beeny / March 3, 2020

We are so pleased to announce the addition of our exclusive partnership with Adrianell Poteet Sorrels, a certified U.S. court reporter based in Germany. For our clients this partnership means the same amazing service, insider-knowledge, and expertise for depositions and arbitrations throughout Europe, but with a more cost-effective solution. In keeping with Optima Juris’ strict…

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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 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 Developed entirely in-house, the new website is…

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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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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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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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Deposition Guide Scheduling Court Reporters Germany

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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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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What’s the outlook for court reporting in 2018? Get the scoop with Optima Juris’ Live Coverage of the NCRA Firm Owners Conference Jan 28-30

Catherine Beeny / January 17, 2018

Optima Juris President and Founder, Ian Hardy is headed to the NCRA Firm Owners Conference January 28-30 in St. Pete Beach, Florida, and will be bringing you live coverage of conference highlights and events. You don’t want to miss this exclusive access and the chance to learn from industry leaders about what’s in store for…

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Happy Holidays from everyone at Optima Juris

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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Optima Juris Revamps

Optima Juris Revamps! 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 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,, offers lawyers,…

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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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It’s Here: An Innovative New Resource for International Depositions,

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, This new online resource is the easiest way for a legal professional to get essential and accurate…

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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

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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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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Just Launched Court Reporter Germany by Optima Juris

Just Launched: Court Reporter Germany (, 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 This one-of-a-kind…

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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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Become a part of the Optima Juris family

Catherine Beeny / February 3, 2017

Here at Optima Juris we specialize in one thing and one thing only, international depositions. Headed by court reporters and legal videographers, our company is run like a family instead of a big corporation. We have a great opportunity for court reporters and legal videographers looking to work and live abroad. Please contact us to find…

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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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STARCON16 Day 1 Recap

Catherine Beeny / November 7, 2016

He came, he saw, and he learned so much!  Optima Juris CEO and President, Ian Hardy, is back from STARCON16 after days of seminars and insight on technology and the court reporting industry.  In case you missed Ian’s extensive live coverage here is a recap of the Day 1 happenings. Creating a Culture of Gratitude, presented by Pat Carl & Ruth McCurdy The legal industry can be one of the most stressful…

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Live Coverage of STARCON16

Catherine Beeny / October 13, 2016

Are you ready for STARCON16?  This not-to-be-missed conference, hosted by the Society for the Technological Advancement of Reporting (STAR),  brings together the best minds in the court reporting industry for robust seminars and workshops on the development and advancement of technology.  As the driving force behind state-of-the-art court reporting technology, STAR provides a platform for members to present their ideas to product manufacturers in one united voice. And you can be…

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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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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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Backstage at the NCRA Firm Owners Conference

Catherine Beeny / April 5, 2016

Every year court reporting executives come together to discuss innovation and the future of the court reporting industry at the NCRA Firm Owners Executive Conference. This is one of NCRA’s most prestigious events and the largest gathering of court reporting firm owners and managers in the world. Optima Juris President and Founder, Ian Hardy, will…

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Our Top April Fool’s Day Office Pranks

Our Top April Fool’s Day Office Pranks

Catherine Beeny / April 1, 2016

There is nothing we love more at Optima Juris than a good laugh with our co-workers. And nothing makes us chuckle louder than April Fool’s Day office pranks. Check out this list of our favorite office pranks and be sure to share them with your team. [youtube]eq2MuQWbBJ4[/youtube] [youtube]deoSfJOYrJQ[/youtube] [youtube]kbIL80b3NHg[/youtube] [youtube]GvplQbB02gc[/youtube] [youtube]RPh5QDKg63Y[/youtube] [youtube]gHvwR6rH8yQ[/youtube] [youtube]Ul26r2rbhE4[/youtube]   About…

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Optima Juris 2015 Year in Review

Catherine Beeny / January 19, 2016

It was another fantastic year for Optima Juris with depositions around the world, amazing clients, and lots and lots of fun. Check out what we got up to in 2015. Optima Juris has been helping law offices across the globe find the highest quality certified court reporters, legal videographers, and interpreters for over 15 years. If…

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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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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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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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Optima Juris Review of International Depositions in 2014

Ian Hardy / January 8, 2015

  For Optima Juris 2014 was filled with depositions in amazing locations, stellar reviews, fantastic clients, and a lot of fun. We have worked on depositions in every corner of the globe and connected with some superbly talented people. Best of all, and most important to us, we have helped our clients make their depositions…

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International Depositions 101: A Preview

Ian Hardy / July 28, 2014

Optima Juris President Ian Hardy will be presenting his exclusive seminar, “International Depositions 101,” at the NCRA Convention & Expo this Friday 8/1/14. We are so excited about this event that we wanted to give you a little preview of what’s in store: Where do international depos happen? Everywhere in the world! Some spots, however,…

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Countdown to the NCRA Convention & Expo

Ian Hardy / July 24, 2014

  Optima Juris is proud to be an NCRA member and the only 100% American international deposition agency* As a California registered company, run from Los Angeles, we pride ourselves on providing American high standards of service, all over the world. Your requests are answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Beware of…

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Depositions in 2014 | What's in Store?

Ian Hardy / July 17, 2014

  Optima Juris is coming to the NCRA Convention & Expo! In a few weeks, July 31 – August 3, 2014, the NCRA will be hosting its annual Convention & Expo in San Francisco. This much talked about event is the largest annual gathering of court reporters, captioners, CART providers, scopists, legal videographers, trial presenters, and other…

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Optima Juris International Deposition Highlights: Court Reporters in Finland, Germany, Peru, Canada, England, Singapore, Spain & Thailand

Ian Hardy / July 11, 2014

Here is a twitter look back at just a few of the amazing places where we recently provided deposition services: Court Reporter & Video Conference in Helsinki, Finland Just provided a court reporter and videoconferencing in Helsinki, Finland! Real Time Court Reporting in Frankfurt, Germany Just finished a big international arbitration in Frankfurt, Germany. Realtime…

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Optima Juris International Deposition Highlights: Court Reporters in Mexico, Thailand, England, Singapore, Italy and Belgium

Ian Hardy / April 29, 2014

Here is a quick look back at just a few of the amazing places where we recently provided deposition services: Court Reporter & Video Conference in Monterrey, Mexico We recently finished a #depo in Monterrey, Mexico. Attorneys participated by #videoconference. Court Reporter & Videographer in Bangkok, Thailand Just finished a #depo in Bangkok, Thailand! Reporter…

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Optima Juris International Deposition Highlights: Court Reporters in Switzerland, British Virgin Isles, Hong Kong, Italy and France

Ian Hardy / February 18, 2014

Optima Juris has had a busy start to 2014! Here is a quick look back at just a few of the amazing places where we recently provided deposition services: Court Reporter, Legal Videographer and Interpreter in Zurich, Switzerland We just booked a depo in Zurich, Switzerland! Reporter, videographer, and interpreter. Beautiful city! Court Reporter in…

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Coming to You Live from the NCRA Firm Owner’s Conference

Ian Hardy / January 22, 2014

Optima Juris, the leader in providing international deposition services, will be bringing you live updates from the NCRA 2014 Firm Owners Executive Conference being held in Orlando, Florida at the Ritz-Carlton, Orlando Grande Lakes from Friday, January 31, 2014 to Sunday, February 2, 2014. Ian Hardy of Optima Juris will join hundreds of fellow court…

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goGLOBAL with Optima Juris

goGLOBAL with Optima Juris

Ian Hardy / February 15, 2013

  goGLOBAL with Optima Juris: Domestic Court Reporting Agencies Can Now Provide International Deposition Services at No Risk Offered by the experts at Optima Juris, goGLOBAL is a unique opportunity for agencies to increase profits and grow their businesses

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Optima Juris Opens as the World’s First and Only Agency Dedicated to Depositions Abroad

Ian Hardy / September 21, 2011

Founded by Internationally-Recognized Global Deposition Expert Ian Hardy, Optima Juris Revolutionizes the Industry With Free Advice and Consultation Irvine, California September 21, 2011 –Today, Optima Juris made a significant mark on the legal industry, opening its doors as the world’s first deposition services agency to provide services exclusively outside of the United States. By capitalizing…

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