Posts by Yadira
FAQ about Court Interpreting in Spanish and other Languages
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…Read More
Bilingual and being a Certified Spanish Interpreter – Not the same.
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…Read More