Kimberlee Castro, Global Deposition Expert with Optima Juris, gives a few tips on how to set-up a U.S. deposition in Israel.
Israel is a signatory to the Hague Evidence Convention, which in general, means you can depose willing witnesses without any special formalities or involvement of foreign courts. Here is the latest official info on taking depos in Israel, taken from the U.S. Department of State website.
Looking to set up a deposition in Israel for a U.S. court case? Want to know what you can and can’t do? Our amazing Director of Scheduling and CSR, Kimberlee Castro, walks you through the legalities for how to set up a U.S. deposition in Israel.
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.
Israel uses the Israeli Shekel. 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 Israel visit weather.com.
The going rate for tipping in Israeli restaurants and cafes is between 10-15% depending on how pleased (or not) you are with your waiter/waitress. 10% is usually the minimum, with 12% an average tip. Taxi drivers do not expect to be tipped (or at least - they are not surprised by non-tippers. Locals do not tip in taxis).
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 Israel here: timeanddate.com/holidays/israel/.
Check with your physician to see which shots are required and/or recommended for your trip to Israel. You can check online resources like the U.S. Department of State Israel country page or contact the Israel 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.
Haifa, Haifa Airport (U. Michaeli Airport), HFA
Eilat, Eilat Ilan and Assaf Ramon International Airport, ETM
Eilat, Ovda International Airport, VDA
Tel Aviv, Ben Gurion International Airport, TLV