Countdown to the NCRA Convention & Expo


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 doing business with foreign-based agencies which could be difficult to work with due to time differences, non-English speaking providers, and lack of understanding of the American legal system. Don’t be fooled by foreign companies with field offices in the States.
At Optima Juris, our mission is simple: provide our clients with access to the highest quality international deposition services through a seamless and hassle-free process. Our Global Deposition Experts will work endlessly to address all of your questions and concerns. No matter where your international deposition will be, we’re there to give you the best expert guidance on how to save money and ensure success. And you will feel confident working with an accountable, 100% American firm.

Optima Juris is busy getting ready for our big trip next week up to San Francisco to the NCRA Convention and Expo. As the only international deposition agency* based in the U.S., we love having the opportunity to meet fellow industry professionals, share stories, gain insight and just having a good laugh.
Even if you can’t make this fantastic event, you don’t have to miss a second of the action. Optima Juris will be bringing you live coverage on all of our social media networks. Find out what everyone is talking about by subscribing to the channels below:

International Depositions 101
A not-to-be missed event will be our President Ian Hardy’s seminar on international depositions. Ian will be sharing the ins and outs of international depositions as well as tips, advice and knowledge he has gained over his many years of organizing depositions abroad. Do you know the top regions where international depositions take place? What about depo restrictions in Germany? Do you need a visa to get into India? Ian has all the answers and you are not going to want to miss a word he has to say.
Other Happenings You Will Want to Tune in For
Premier Session: Keynote Presentation & Installation of Officers – Friday, August 1, 9 – 11 a.m.
The “can’t-miss” session of every NCRA Convention, this year’s keynote, Tommy Spaulding, will be sure to impress and inspire. A New York Times best-selling author, Spaulding will provide an invigorating session on what it takes to be a leader in today’s marketplace. Prior to his presentation, NCRA will install the 2014-15 president, officers, and Board of Directors. Sarah Nageotte will take the lead and publicly address the NCRA membership for the first time as president. NCRA will also celebrate this year’s Distinguished Service Award recipient, which is the lifetime achievement award for the court reporting profession.
Awards Luncheon – Saturday, August 2, 11:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m.
A delicious lunch with friends and colleagues as the NCRA honors those in our profession who have reached new heights in the past year. Find out the results of the speed and realtime contests, as well as the recipients of NCRA and NCRF awards and scholarships.
President’s Red Carpet Party – Saturday, August 2, 7 – 11 p.m.
This event will be the ultimate court reporter party of the year. A fully catered dinner will be served, and be prepared for some epic dance moves.
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* By international deposition agency, we mean an agency that exclusively handles depos in foreign countries, and does not do domestic ones

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Ian Hardy

Ian Hardy is an internationally-recognized Global Deposition Expert and President of Optima Juris, the world’s first and only agency specialized in deposition services for U.S. legal matters abroad. With over 20 years of experience organizing depositions throughout Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania, Ian is a leading expert in global deposition consulting and services.