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Optima Juris Partners Exclusively with the Only U.S. Court Reporter in Mexico

Optima Juris, the international deposition agency, is very pleased to announce the addition of the only U.S. court reporter based in Mexico, Walter Chiriboga. Mr. Chiriboga, a retired United States Marine and certified court…more

5 Helpful Tips to Working with an Interpreter for an International Deposition

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…more

3 Key Factors for a Successful Deposition in Germany

Although organizing a depo in Germany can have its challenges, we have found that by taking the right steps you can be sure to make it a success. Follow these basic guidelines and your next deposition in Germany will run as…more

The Insider’s Guide to Depositions in China

China is one of those countries where lots of questions about setting-up a depo frequently pop-up in my inbox. Although not the friendliest to U.S. depositions taking place on their soil, there are a few ways to get the…more

Everything You Need to Know About Depositions in Seoul, South Korea

Seoul, South Korea has boomed in the last 50 years to become the planet’s 10th most economically robust city and the second largest metropolitan area. With this modern city thriving due to an influx of telecom, it is no surprise…more

Options for Deposing a Witness in Brazil

When most people think of Brazil they think of beautiful beaches and the colors of Carnival. When I think of Brazil I think of tricky depositions and creative thinking. Brazil currently forbids the taking of depositions for…more

For Attorneys: How to Get the Best Transcript When Conducting an International Deposition

Creating a good record is essential in any deposition, but when conducting a deposition in another country it is absolutely imperative that you achieve a clear and accurate transcript for your case. For depos in foreign…more

How to Depose a Willing Witness in Hong Kong

My company, Optima Juris, covers depositions and arbitrations in Hong Kong all the time! Hong Kong is a relatively easy place to schedule a deposition because they are a party to the Hague Evidence Convention, which means they…more

London Calling: Taking Depositions in England

England is a popular locale for U.S. depositions and luckily it is one of the easiest places to schedule a deposition. As a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, in general, you can depose willing witnesses without any…more

Your Guide to Depositions in Canada

Canada is a very popular locale for deposing witnesses in U.S. court cases. As a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, in general, you can depose willing witnesses in Canada without any special formalities or involvement…more

Deposing a Willing Witness in Mexico City, Mexico

Mexico is a common locale for U.S. depositions and luckily one of the easier places to schedule a deposition. As a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, in general, you can depose willing witnesses without any special…more

Taking Depositions in Tokyo, Japan

Japan is another country, like Germany, that has special circumstances for conducting depositions. Depositions taking place in Japan require deposition visas for all attending parties (including the court reporter and any other…more

What You Need to Know About Deposing a Witness in Frankfurt, Germany

If you want to organize a deposition in Germany you are in for a little bit of a surprise. Germany has a special case for conducting depositions: officially, all depos you take in Germany must happen at the United States…more

Depositions in China: Are they possible?

Handling depositions in China can be a little tricky. Even though China is member of the Hague Convention, it does not permit the taking of depositions or witness statements (even from willing witnesses) in China for use in…more

The Lowdown On Depositions In Africa

As a developing continent Africa can be a tricky region to conduct depositions. It has seen drastic changes and areas that were once peaceful and prosperous are now in civil turmoil. With this in mind it’s important to know…more
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