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Category: Travel Tips for International Depos

How to schedule a court reporter for a deposition in France

Catherine Beeny / February 8, 2022

Can we depose a witness in France? The quick answer is, depends on the nationality of the witness. The Good News – voluntary depositions of 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…

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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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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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US Deposition in England

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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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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US 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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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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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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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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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 accurate…

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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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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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Tipping Etiquette for International Depositions

Catherine Beeny / August 14, 2015

Awareness about the tipping customs in foreign locales can come in handy, especially when traveling for an international deposition.  While it’s difficult to cover the tipping etiquette of all countries in a single post, here are some we think you’ll find useful when budgeting for your next international deposition. AFRICA MOROCCO At restaurants 10% is…

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Deposition in India

Organizing a U.S. Deposition in India

Kimberlee Castro / July 30, 2015

India is an enormous and varied country with a plenitude of languages, culinary taste and history. As an emerging global powerhouse, India is on track to overtake China as the world’s largest economy by 2030, and projected to grow more than 30 percent in the information technology sector by the end of 2015. As India’s…

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For Attorneys: Top 7 International Golf Courses

Catherine Beeny / July 16, 2015

After a long day of international deposition proceedings, it’s great to rejuvenate mentally with one of life’s many pleasures, golfing. Hitting the links is not only a proven stress reliever, but playing in majestically landscaped courses can provide an experience to retune all your senses. With 15 years of providing international deposition services, we know…

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International Depositions Travel Tips for Beating Jet Lag

International Deposition Travel Tips: How to Avoid Jet Lag

Ian Hardy / December 17, 2014

If you are an attorney, paralegal, or court reporter traveling for a deposition being held in a country half way around the globe, chances are that you will have a problem adjusting to the new time zone. Jet lag can be a real burden, especially when you know your depo will be require you to…

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Africa Court Reporter Regional Resource

Ian Hardy / July 22, 2013

Depending on your deposition country, Africa can be among the most challenging destinations for deposition work. The situation varies widely from country to country, and can shift over time; so please contact us for country-specific details. But don’t worry: depositions do happen here and we organize a great many of them every year. Currency In…

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Top 7 Resources For International Depositions

Ian Hardy / May 2, 2013

International Time Zone Converter Make sure that you know what time it is on the other side of the globe. It may be tomorrow already. International Voltage & Plug Styles This chart shows the voltages and plug styles used throughout the world. Visa Requirements Travel visa requirements for all countries. Currency Conversion Quickly find out…

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