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Taking Voluntary Depositions of Willing Witnesses in Germany (updated 2021)

Ian Hardy / August 20, 2021

Germany is a popular destination for U.S. depositions.  While it is permissible to conduct a U.S. deposition in Germany, there are rules and regulations that you should know before scheduling. Can I depose a willing witness in Germany? Yes, taking U.S. depositions in Germany is permissible. However, depos must take place on the U.S. Consulate…

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5 Best Practices for Working with Arbitration Interpreters

Karen Fahr / August 9, 2021

Our favorite tips for hiring and using an interpreter for your next arbitration Language barriers are often a hurdle when dealing with litigation abroad. Finding the right interpreter for your law firm to handle these language differences can mean the difference between success and disaster. An experienced, professionally-certified interpreter can ensure that your arbitration runs…

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Deposing a Witness in Canada (updated 2021)

Ian Hardy / July 27, 2021

Canada is a very popular locale for deposing witnesses in U.S. court cases. Before setting up your deposition in Canada, read through these important FAQs: Can I depose a willing witness in Canada? Yes!  Canada is a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, and in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Canada without any…

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Legal Professionals, livestream the 2021 NCRA Conference

Karen Fahr / July 23, 2021

The new NCRA Learning Center is livestreaming some of the most popular sessions from Las Vegas as part of their Continuing Education program. The NCRA is welcoming its attendees to the first live and in-person event in more than a year.  This year’s event is packed with informative and engaging sessions, networking opportunities, and special…

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6 Successful Arbitration Stories From Around the World

Catherine Beeny / May 25, 2021

Stenographers play an important role in international arbitrations by creating an accurate transcript of the proceedings. Transcripts can be used to clear up misunderstandings on the exact agreement reached and protect from further lawsuits. Optima Juris has had the privilege of providing amazing stenographers and interpreters on many important international arbitration hearings. Realtime Spanish-Language Stenographer…

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Your Options for Deposing a Witness in Japan (Updated 2021)

Ian Hardy / May 14, 2021

Taking U.S. depositions in Japan is permissible. However, all U.S. depos in Japan must take place at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo or the U.S. Consulate in Osaka.  Currently the Embassy and Consulate are NOT accepting reservations for depositions. They will make an announcement on their website when the policy changes.  You can still get…

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