Ian Hardy, President of Optima Juris, gives a few tips on how to set-up a U.S. deposition in Taiwan.
We are very excited to unveil our first video from our brand new video series, International Deposition Tips. The entire Optima Juris team will be sharing insider tips, advice, guides, and information about international depositions in these quick and easy-to-view videos. First up we have Optima Juris CEO, Ian Hardy, explaining the first step to setting up a deposition outside the U.S.
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.
Do you need to set up a deposition in Taiwan? Ian Hardy, CEO & President of Optima Juris, explains how to get started. If you are a lawyer, paralegal, or legal professional looking to organize a deposition in Taiwan, you will want to watch this video.
Taiwan uses the New Taiwan Dollar. For more information on currency conversions visit XE. Before you leave, notify your bank, credit card company, or other financial institutions that you are going overseas. Avoid carrying cash and consider using traveler's checks or major credit cards instead (but make sure they are accepted at your destination before departing on your trip).
For the latest weather information in cities throughout Taiwan visit weather.com.
Except for bellhops and service personnel in international hotels, tipping in Taiwan is generally not expected. For restaurants (especially in large hotels), if there is a tip to be taken, they will just add 10-15% to your check. But in general don't worry about tipping when you are eating out! It is not necessary to tip cabbies -- in fact it will confuse them.
Imagine your reaction if your deposition had to be rescheduled because of a major local holiday when everything was closed. Don’t let that happen to your depo. You can see a complete list of holidays in Taiwan here: timeanddate.com/holidays/taiwan/.
Check with your physician to see which shots are required and/or recommended for your trip to Taiwan. You can check online resources like the U.S. Department of State Taiwan country page or contact the Taiwan Embassy or Consulate for current entry requirements. The World Health Organization (WHO) can provide their recommendations for vaccinations and other travel health precautions for your trip abroad.
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