Around the World in Eighty Depos
| by Heather Duncan, Esq.
As business has become globalized, more attorneys are finding themselves faced with the challenges of witnesses and physical evidence located abroad. Obtaining testimony from a foreign non-party witness is often extremely difficult, but with careful planning it can be accomplished.
The California and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure generally allow depositions of non-party witnesses to be taken outside of the United States; however, the laws of the foreign country in which the witness resides must also be consulted.