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International Deposition Blog

Depositions in Kuwait – What You Can and Can't Do

Ian Hardy / April 16, 2016

Luckily, depositions of willing witnesses in Kuwait are pretty straight forward and usually do not require any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Here is the latest official info on taking depos in Kuwait, taken from the U.S. Department of State website https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/Judicial-Assistance-Country-Information/Kuwait.html: Voluntary depositions may be conducted in Kuwait regardless of the nationality […]

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Today is Be Kind to Lawyers Day

Today is Be Kind to Lawyers Day

Karen Fahr / April 12, 2016

Let’s face it, sometimes lawyers can get a pretty bad rap! Yet, lawyers serve an invaluable service to our social and judicial system. When regular folks need help writing a will, or running a business, to whom do they turn? Lawyers. To soften the stigma, Steve Hughes created a day encouraging people to be kind […]

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Backstage at the NCRA Firm Owners Conference

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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a day in the life of an international court reporter

Day in the Life of an International Court Reporter

Karen Fahr / February 23, 2016

A typical day for an international court reporter is anything but average. To celebrate the 2016 National Court Reporting and Captioning Week, we asked Walter Chiriboga, our exclusive local court reporter based in Mexico, to give us a peek inside his day. An Assignment Comes In Once I am contacted for a possible deposition taking […]

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Swearing in a Witness Abroad

Infographic: 5 Tips for Swearing In a Witness Abroad

Karen Fahr / February 17, 2016

Have a witness you need to depose in a foreign country? Wondering how you can administer the oath correctly? There are a number of possible solutions available for swearing in a witness outside of the U.S. Our quick and easy infographic provides some practical suggestions based on our extensive experience scheduling depositions abroad. Need More? […]

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