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4 Tips to Avoid Costly Visa Headaches

Travel abroad is an exciting venture that conjures up all kinds of exotic images, whether they consist of swaying palm trees, bell towers soaring above breathtaking cathedrals, or mist-laden fields of heather dotted with...more

4 Useful Tips for Interpretation Preparation

Interpreting highly technical depositions is a grueling task, both mentally and physically exhausting for even the most seasoned interpreter. The best interpreters want to prepare well in advance for such depositions, to...more

3 Things to Know when Taking Depositions in Taipei (Updated)

Many depositions are taken yearly in Taiwan, mainly in the cities of Hsinchu, Taichung, and Taipei, the nation’s political, economic, and cultural center. Naturally, Taipei has all the amenities necessary to comfortably host...more

5 Keys to Coordinating International Depositions (Updated)

Coordinating international depositions can be an expensive, time-consuming process. Working with a court reporting firm experienced in international depositions greatly reduces the time and expense law firms would encounter...more

Planning for Depositions in Spain (Updated 2017)

Planning for depositions in Europe can be challenging for a variety of reasons. Fortunately, coordinating depositions in Spain is not too different from planning depositions in the U.S. Spain is one of the parties to The...more

3 Important Tips for Depositions in Norway (Updated 2017)

Norway, on the westernmost tip of the Scandinavian Peninsula, allows voluntary depositions of willing witnesses, regardless of the witness’ nationality. Norway is famous for long winter nights and seemingly endless summer...more

Four Critical Components in Scheduling International Deposition Locations

One of the hurdles to tackle when planning for international depositions is the search for the right location. For someone scheduling their first deposition in Tampere, for example, this can be a bit like chasing a shadow in...more

Preparing for Depositions in Finland! (Updated 2017)

Finland is an enviable destination for depositions. First of all, there is plenty of coffee! Finns drink more coffee than any other nation in the world. No one will have any issues remaining alert through a deposition in...more

Colombia to the Rescue! Deposing Witnesses in South America

In the vast continent that is South America, three giants pose a problem when it comes to depositions: Brazil, Venezuela, and Ecuador. None of these countries permits depositions. Something else this trio has in common? ...more

Eight Safety Tips for International Travel

International travel can be a harrowing experience – long flights, multiple layovers, luggage issues, language barriers, and the like are enough to rattle even seasoned travelers. Another genuine concern is safety when...more

Ensuring Easy Depositions in the U.K.

Depositions in the U.K. are, in many ways, simple and straightforward. There is no language barrier with which to wrangle, should your depositions require travel, nor are there any visa requirements. The U.K. is a party to...more

Considerations for Depositions at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt

As covered by previous blogs, depositions in Germany may be taken only at the U.S. Consulate General in Frankfurt, upon approval from the German Ministry of Justice. Once the depositions have been approved and successfully...more

Six Tips for Taking Depositions in India

Certain countries have a few extra or different steps when it comes to scheduling depositions. Depositions in Germany can be taken only at the U.S. Consulate in Frankfurt, for example, while Honduras requires a letter...more

Five Crucial Considerations for Your Videoconference Deposition

A videoconference deposition is a great cost saver for deposing a witness overseas, or even a few states away. Once you’ve determined that it’s in your (and your client’s) best interest to attend the deposition remotely, here...more

Five Essential Websites for International Travel

Preparing for international travel can be intimidating. This need not be, however, with proper organization and accurate information. Read on to discover five websites with the information you need to know before booking...more

Six Tips to Save You Money on Court Reporting Services

Litigation is expensive, and few clients are of the “money is no object” mentality, so finding ways to save them money is imperative. Below are suggestions for reducing court reporting costs....more

Nine Passport Tips for International Depositions

International depositions require more planning (and time) than depositions here in the U.S. Travel requirements are a big part of that. Below are a few tips regarding your passport to ensure you aren’t turned away at the...more

Five Considerations When Taking Depositions in Japan

Depositions in Japan involve a few extra logistical details. With proper planning and adequate lead time (at least 6 weeks, generally speaking), the following five special requirements mustn’t be a barrier to successful...more

Deposition Horrors!

By Suzanne Quinson Image from thefw.com Halloween is fast approaching, meaning zany costumes, yummy treats, Linus awaiting the Great Pumpkin, and horror stories! All attorneys, paralegals, and court reporters have a few of...more

Aristotle and Depositions

In my freshman year in college, Philosophy 101 was a required course. I tolerated Socrates and Plato, but Aristotle was someone I could actually read and enjoy. Mind you, I didn’t pore over his Nicomachean Ethics as I do...more

Hangeul Proclamation Day

October 9th marks the date that Hangeul (meaning great script) was originally proclaimed the writing system for the Korean language, departing from the use of Chinese characters. The holiday was officially designated in 1945...more

Play it Again

Over the weekend, I took myself to the Great Frederick Fair to see and hear the incomparable Vince Gill. I had wanted to see him for years, and I was not disappointed! He played all his hits, engaging his audience with his...more

International Travel Chronicles Part 2

The previous blog in this series highlighted the shock of different technologies encountered during international travel. But there are other discoveries to be made when traversing the globe. Sometimes a local can act as an...more

Oktoberfest Musings

Fall is very nearly upon us, and it is even starting to feel a little bit like it here in our nation’s capital. Advertising is underway for local Oktoberfest celebrations, promising good German beer, music, (and, of course,...more

Redacting Confidential Portions – After the Fact

A recent blog highlighted the benefit of designating confidential portions to be redacted while at the deposition. Portions designated as such are redacted at no cost. So, depending on the size of the case and the extent of...more

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