By Katelin Myers

Should I stay or should I go?  Not only is this a catchy 1980s hit single, but it’s also a common question from attorneys and paralegals when planning depositions abroad. With the advancement of video streaming technology, counsel will often elect to stay in the U.S. when deposing their international witnesses. However, as convenient as this option may sound, there are a few factors to consider when deciding to attend in person or remotely:

Should you attend a deposition in person or remotely?

If the parties attend remotely, the next factor to consider is the method of video streaming.  Two of the most common means are through either videoconference or mobile videoconference. Just like the attendance factor, there are several pros and cons to consider:

Pros and Cons to an International Videoconference for a Deposition

The pros and cons to a mobile videoconference for an international deposition

For more information on international videoconferencing, contact Planet Depos at or call 888.433.3767.

Katelin Myers – International Scheduling Coordinator

Planet Depos is a global court reporting company led by world-renowned industry experts. We provide best-in-class court reporting, interpretation and trial services throughout the United States and abroad to U.S. and international law firms, worldwide corporations, and government entities. We have extensive experience reporting complex matters around the globe, including arbitrations, trials and depositions. Planet Depos is headquartered in Washington, D.C. and has more than 50 offices worldwide.