Premium Court Reporting
Delivered Overseas

Serving US depositions abroad
and foreign legal proceedings

Sophisticated US deposition services provided overseas

Opus 2 International is uniquely positioned to assist clients who must travel abroad to take depositions. We work extensively in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Australia on a daily basis, deploying our team of reporters, videographers and technical support personnel as needed to cover US depositions and other regional assignments.

Opus 2 reporting highlights

Elite global team

Each project is jointly serviced by an American project manager and an overseas Opus 2 employee with experience in the deposition location so that you have around the clock support. Your main contact is based in the United States to ensure better alignment of time zones and languages.

US legal standards delivered abroad

The Opus 2 approach ensures that every service delivered outside of the US is delivered according to US legal practices. Your appointed team is experienced in all aspects of the US deposition process, including swearing in witnesses and the management of exhibits.

Track record for accuracy

While some agencies accept 95% accuracy, Opus 2 only assigns reporters who are trained to write a minimum of 200 words per minute at levels in excess of 98% real-time accuracy -- meaning half as many mistakes as our competitors.

The absolute highest quality deliverables

The entire portfolio of sophisticated Opus 2 services is available for our clients' international depositions, including: Transcription & Digital A/V, Electronic Evidence Integration Services, and Opus 2 Magnum collaborative litigation workspaces in the cloud.

Highly trained professionals on site

We have carefully assembled teams of field-tested reporters, interpreters and videographers living in strategic locations around the globe in order to minimize travel costs and visa issues. These professionals possess 5-20 years of experience taking US depositions.

Vast experience with local requirements

Some countries simply do not permit the practice of depositions in any way. Other countries permit US lawyers to take depositions with few or no restrictions. However, many countries have distinct and challenging restrictions that Opus 2 International can help you navigate.

As a premier court services firm with sophisticated operations worldwide, our US clients can leverage our high-quality, pre-screened deposition resources in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and minimize costly international travel for US-based professionals.
Each deposition is jointly serviced by Opus 2 employees in the US and abroad, leading to seamless coordination of the arrangements and ensuring that services abroad are delivered according to US legal practices.

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Competitive rates & cost savings for clients

Apart from the obvious costs of hotel stays and international airfare, there are other unexpected costs to sending American court reporters abroad for depositions. For example, most court reporters will require business class travel and rest days in advance of the deposition. Additionally, sending American court reporters abroad requires the time-intensive coordination of travel visas and work permits. The Opus 2 International model eliminates the high costs associated with sending American court reporters overseas to take depositions. Additionally, our pricing model is transparent and free of hidden costs.

Opus 2 is comprised of an internal technical innovation team and a world-class, international transcription services boutique

Opus 2 is ... Great People

Since the United States is the only country in which depositions are standard practice, few, if any, reporters and videographers who are qualified for US deposition work reside in foreign countries. In fact, some countries don't even employ court reporters to take a written record of official court proceedings. Likewise, videography is rarely used in legal proceedings outside of the US. That is why you need a partner like Opus 2 International. We pair our global expertise with vetted local resources.
We have carefully assembled teams of field-tested reporters, interpreters and videographers living in strategic locations around the globe in order to minimize travel costs and visa issues. The professionals with whom we work possess 5-20 years of experience taking US depositions so as to ensure they are familiar with all aspects of depositions. Additionally, they are required to participate in ongoing training on the US Rules of Civil Procedure, protocol for handling exhibits, designations, taking orders, proper transcript formatting, swearing in witnesses, deposition etiquette and more.
Opus 2 partners with an international network of professional sound engineers and legal videographers who are specially trained to capture a digital record of legal proceedings. Our team is always equipped with the appropriate equipment to yield a high-quality legal record, such as US-specific cameras with the NTSB format (which eliminates the need for costly conversions later) and digital equipment with Lavalier microphones, mixers and video backdrops.
Opus 2 International has secured a vast pool of vetted interpreters and translators in major cities across the globe. Our project managers will gladly select and schedule the ideal professional with absolute fluency in the languages required.

Opus 2 is ... Sophisticated Service Offerings

The entire portfolio of sophisticated Opus 2 services is available for our clients' international depositions, including: Transcription & Digital A/V, Electronic Evidence Integration Services, and Opus 2 Magnum collaborative litigation workspaces in the cloud.
While uncertified, rough drafts (ASCII) transcripts are available, Opus 2 International aims to provide the final, edited transcript of the day's proceedings within two hours of adjournment. Our team will provide the transcript in the format of your choice, including as hard copies in full page or condensed form, sent to you electronically (email or CD) as Microsoft Word, ASCII, PDF or word-indexed E-Transcript™ files, or loaded into a private Opus 2 Magnum workspace for your case. Transcripts can also be linked to exhibits, synchronized to video files, and integrated in a complete multimedia record. Opus 2 International regularly provides our global networking services to US court reporting agencies, thus enabling them to deliver international deposition services to their US clients. Our team can manage all of the international aspects of the job on behalf of the agency while the agency remains as the exclusive liaison with the client--producing the final product, direct billing and maintaining control of their client relationship.
Our Realtime Transcript Service provides an instantaneous unedited verbatim transcript fed directly to your laptop in the hearing room or remotely via the Internet from one of our highly-skilled and certified realtime reporters. The realtime transcript will appear on your computer within our realtime transcript management software, ready for you to search, manage and annotate. While some agencies accept 95% accuracy, Opus 2 only assigns reporters who are trained to write a minimum of 200 words per minute at levels in excess of 98% real-time accuracy -- meaning half as many mistakes as our competitors. Our realtime reporters are also trained to provide on-site technical support for parties receiving a realtime feed of the transcript.
Opus 2 International works with a network of professionals who are specifically trained in capturing a digital record of legal proceedings. The audio and video can be streamed live via the Internet to authorized recipients who are located inside or outside the hearing room, and it can be digitally recorded and synchronized with the written transcript for simultaneous play-back at any time.
Whether you require a high-quality recording of testimony given in the High Court or you need a video of a deposition for use in US courts, Opus 2 International will provide the most sophisticated professionals and A/V equipment to yield the highest quality record possible. Opus 2 International will evaluate the location in advance of every engagement and obtain the appropriate pre-approvals for the use of such high-tech services.

Opus 2 is ... Unmatched Levels of Support

Our team handles every detail, from cradle to grave, including flights, hotels, conference rooms, visa guidance, cultural differences, local holidays, voltage issues, government restrictions, booking court reporters and videographers, and more. We'll give you daily updates on the progress of all arrangements.
We are long-term members of the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA), the US-based professional organization representing court reporters.
Our network of high quality deposition and videoconferencing facilities extends to all major European, Middle East and Asia-Pacific cities.

Services for non-US matters

Opus 2 International is considered to be the foremost provider of tailor-made court reporting services to discerning clients throughout the world -- clients who recognize the value of a fully personalized service delivered by the finest and most dedicated practitioners in the business.

While our San Francisco office coordinates US depositions taking place outside of the United States, our teams in London, Singapore, Paris, Dubai and Hong Kong provide comprehensive transcription and digital A/V services for non-US legal proceedings in countries across the globe.

If you are a non-US resident seeking to arrange for court reporting services in your country of residence, please select another country flag from the top banner of this website to learn more about our regional offerings for UK, European, Asian and Middle Eastern legal proceedings.