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Category: Travel Tips for International Depos

A Regional Guide to Depositions in Oceania (Updated 2018)

Ian Hardy / August 21, 2018

Here are Optima Juris we are pros at scheduling depositions in Oceania.  In our 18 years of organizing depositions outside the U.S., we have compiled a wealth of essential details, insider information, and first-hand tips.   Take a look at our regional guide for practical advice on what to expect when dealing with depositions in Oceania. […]

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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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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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Case Study: Deposition in Seoul South Korea

Case Study: Our client needs a full deposition team in Seoul, South Korea

Karen Fahr / November 8, 2017

Unlike a deposition taking place down the street or in a nearby city in the United States, depositions in foreign countries generally need more time and proper planning. When a U.S. law firm reached out for help scheduling a deposition in Seoul, South Korea we were ready for the challenge. Here’s how we helped set […]

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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

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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Caribbean Depositions

Your Guide to Depositions in the Caribbean (Updated 2017)

Karen Fahr / June 22, 2017

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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Depositions in the United Arab Emirates – International Deposition Tips

Depositions in the United Arab Emirates – International Deposition Tips

Karen Fahr / January 4, 2017

In this segment of International Deposition Tips with Optima Juris we tackle how to set up a deposition in the United Arab Emirates. Kimberlee Castro, CSR and Director of Scheduling at Optima Juris, walks you through the legalities for setting up a U.S. deposition in the UAE. If you are a lawyer, paralegal, or legal […]

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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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Earth Day 2016- 7 Tips for Going Green

Earth Day 2016: 7 Tips for Going Green

Karen Fahr / April 22, 2016

Today marks the 46th annual Earth Day celebration, a movement that has inspired environmental awareness and change around the planet. It also marks a landmark decision of more than 155 countries planning to sign a U.N. agreement on climate change. Taking action to help our planet doesn’t have to be a momentous leap, but a […]

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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

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

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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A Regional Guide to Depositions in the Middle East

A Regional Guide to Depositions in the Middle East

Ian Hardy / December 2, 2014

  If you have a deposition happening in the Middle East the last thing you want are surprises when you arrive!    At Optima Juris, we are dedicated to making your global deposition as easy and straightforward as possible.   Based on our unparalleled experience in the industry, we have compiled a wealth of essential details, insider […]

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A Regional Guide to Depositions in Latin America

A Regional Guide to Depositions in Latin America

Ian Hardy / October 23, 2014

Latin America Parties to the Hague Evidence Convention Argentina Brazil Chile Costa Rica Ecuador Panama Paraguay Peru Uruguay Venezuela Full List of the Hague Evidence Convention Parties Countries That Require Visas If a visa is required, obtain it from the appropriate foreign consular representative before proceeding abroad. Allow sufficient time for processing your visa application […]

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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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A Regional Guide to Depositions in Asia

A Regional Guide to Depositions in Asia

Ian Hardy / September 4, 2014

  Optima Juris has been scheduling depositions in Asia for over 10 years. In that time we have compiled a wealth of essential details, insider information, and first-hand tips. Have a look at our regional guide below for some practical advice on what to expect when dealing with depositions in Asia. Asia Parties to the […]

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Africa Court Reporter Regional Resource

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

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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