We recently moved to the St. George, UT area. According to neighbors, friends and fellow court interpreters, the Spanish speaking population in St. George has been on a decrease since the construction market has gone down. This made me think that my services as a translator and an interpreter in Spanish would not be in high demand because of this phenomenon. I have been working as a Spanish language interpreter in Arkansas for a couple of years now, and I've been excited to have my … [Read more...] about Spanish Translators needed in St. George Utah
I am currently interpreting in the United States District Courts for the District of Utah, as well as the State District Courts in the State of Utah. I along with some colleagues are very interested in the Federal Court Certification. It is a program to be admired along with the State Certification Program. These programs allow the improvement and certification of interpreters. About the Federal Court Certification Program Federal Certification Program background: The FCICE program was … [Read more...] about Federal Court Certification for Spanish Interpreters
The first step in the interpreter certification process is to submit an application. The application will be used to conduct a criminal background check. Written English/Foreign Language Diagnostic Test All interpreters are required to pass a written English/Foreign Language Diagnostic Test prior to attending the workshops (Note: candidates interested in Spanish certification must pass both parts of the test to be eligible to participate in the certification workshops in 2011). … [Read more...] about Utah State Certified Court Interepreter: What are the steps?
In English-speaking countries, they interpret for people who come before the courts who cannot communicate effectively in English. These include defendants and witnesses in criminal courts as well as litigants and witnesses in family and civil courts. Interpreters also work in out-of-court settings such as attorney-client meetings, depositions, witness preparation sessions, and interviews with court support personnel (e.g., probation). What do court interpreters do? The interpreter’s job … [Read more...] about FAQ about Court Interpreting in Spanish and other Languages
I was observing some court proceedings at one time. The interpreter was busy at another court room and the attorneys started talking amongst themselves saying: "You would think they would have more interpreters", the other attorney replied with a sarcastic tone: "It's because we don't have enough bilingual people in the area." At this, everyone started laughing. Even I got a smile on my face at his joke. Interpreting is like playing the piano But I understood something that they don't. … [Read more...] about Bilingual and being a Certified Spanish Interpreter – Not the same.