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depositions or arbitrations in Israel


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U.S. Depositions in Israel: What you need to know

Before you schedule a court reporter in Israel, learn more about the rules and regulations regarding U.S. depositions in Israel. Below is a list of the most common questions. Do you need a court reporter for an arbitration? Visit our Arbitration Resource page to find out more.


Are there any restrictions on holding a U.S. depo in Israel?


Taking voluntary depositions of U.S. citizens in Israel can be conducted without any special permissions. However, depositions of Israeli citizens and third country nationals require prior permission from the Israeli Central Authority for the Hague Evidence Convention.


Can depos in Israel take place at any venue (hotel, conference room, etc.)?


Once permission is granted, depositions in Israel 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 Israel?


U.S. passport holders may enter Israel for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa.


Are there court reporters for U.S. depositions in Israel?


Optima Juris has local court reporters in Israel, which means little to no 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.

Options for attending your deposition or arbitration

Below is a reference guide to the most commonly used options for conducting a U.S. deposition abroad.
Still have questions? Just give us a call and we’ll walk you through the perfect tailored-solution.

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Attending Deposition In Person

Attorneys, court reporter, videographer, and interpreter physically present with the witness.*

Typically this an ideal
scenario to get the clearest record and you are less likely to encounter technical issues.

Travel costs can add up quickly.

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Hybrid Deposition

This allows for multiple participants to join the deposition remotely while allowing one or more participants to join in person with the witness. This type of deposition creates a flexible environment that allows for more efficient use of time and resources.

Optima Juris’ reporters specialize in hybrid depositions. We provide a technician to monitor all connections for real-time assistance.

Some travel costs may incur.

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Virtual Deposition

Attorneys, witness, and court reporter participate via a video conferencing platform (e.g. Zoom, Webex) from their home or office.

Cost-effective solution that allows everyone to participate remotely without needing to travel. Our court reporters are trained in virtual depositions and know how to get the clearest record.

Remote connections can be prone to pauses, interruptions, and/or connection lost due to network issues.

*For the best and clearest record we always recommend that the court reporter, videographer and interpreter be physically present with the witness.

Must-read guide for setting up a depo in Israel

Our experts have created a complimentary guide every lawyer, paralegal and court reporting agency should read. The International Depo Guide for Israel 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.


Expert international court reporting services in Israel

Optima Juris has everything you need for a successful deposition or arbitration in Israel. We work with elite court reporters and legal professionals to make sure your deposition or arbitration is in the right hands.

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Professional Court Reporters

Our trusted court reporters have extensive experience and the know-how to do the job with the highest-quality results.

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Virtual & Hybrid Depositions

With remote depositions, you can quickly and cost-effectively get all the answers you need from witnesses, no matter where they are in the world.

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Arbitrations & Hearing Services

We provide top-level services and impeccable customer service, so you don’t have to worry about a thing. With our hearing services, you can trust that the process is foolproof and every detail is handled expertly.

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Legal Videographers

Legal videographers are 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.

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On-Demand Interpreters

Internationally-accredited language professionals with deposition experience and unbending standards of quality. We offer interpreters in all major languages.

Do you have a question about setting up a virtual, hybrid, or in-person deposition or arbitration? Our experts are here to help!

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