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Guatemala Court Reporters: What you need to know
Before you schedule a court reporter in Guatemala, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in Guatemala.
Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in Guatemala?
Guatemala permits the taking of voluntary depositions of U.S. citizens and permanent residents in Guatemala on notice or pursuant to a commission. However, American attorneys would be well-advised not to participate in the taking of a deposition in Guatemala without the supervision of a Guatemalan attorney. Some Guatemalan legal experts believe that the taking of a deposition in Guatemala by a foreign attorney without the supervision of a Guatemalan attorney could possibly subject the American attorney to the criminal charge that he is engaging in the unauthorized practice of law in Guatemala.
Can depos in Guatemala take place at any venue (hotel, conference room, etc.)?
Depositions in Guatemala can take place at the venue of your choosing, whether that be a hotel, law firm office, conference room, or videoconferencing facility.
Does a U.S. passport holder need a visa to enter Guatemala?
U.S. passport holders may enter Guatemala for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.
Are there region-based court reporters for U.S. depositions in Guatemala?
Optima Juris has region-based court reporters for depositions in Guatemala, which means lower travel costs for you.
Can Optima Juris help me set up my depo?
We will take care of all the tricky logistics so you don’t have to stress about the details.
Expert deposition services in Guatemala
Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition in Guatemala. We work with elite court reporters and legal professionals to make sure your deposition is in the right hands.
Region-based court reporters
Our trusted court reporters have extensive international experience, along with the know-how to get the job done with the highest-quality results.
Legal videographers trained in the U.S. Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, so you can be sure that your video record will be taken in a manner consistent with your jurisdiction’s requirements.
Internationally-accredited language professionals with deposition experience and unbending standards of quality.
Our leading network of 2,500+ videoconference and telepresence facilities is unmatched by any of our competitors.
DepoAnywhere Web-based Conferencing
A low-cost option for deposing witnesses in other countries. All you need is an Internet-connected device.
Must-read guide for setting up a depo in Guatemala
Our experts have created a complimentary guide every lawyer, paralegal and court reporting agency should read. The International Depo Guide for Guatemala is a 6-page PDF that covers frequently asked questions, tips on how to swear in a witness abroad, best options for deposing a witness remotely, a user-friendly checklist, and travel tips.View
As CEO of Optima Juris, I guarantee that you will be getting the highest quality deposition services abroad. We stand by our services 100% and most importantly, we take away the anxiety of scheduling an international depo.
Optima Juris’ 100% Peace of Mind Guarantee*
At Optima Juris we are committed to providing you with the very best deposition services abroad without the stress or hassle. We guarantee that your court reporter and deposition team will show up on-time, where instructed, and that the results (transcript, video, interpretation, etc.) will be at the same level you would expect when conducting a deposition in your home town in the States. If that’s not the case, we’ll refund you fully for the defective service, no questions asked. This guarantee is subject to limitations, exclusions, and conditions as outlined in our terms & conditions.GET TO KNOW US