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Court Certified Interpreters

Court Interpreting Services

In the field of legal interpreting the importance of having credentialed and court certified interpreters who are experienced and able to handle to intricacies of legal proceedings is paramount. Interpreting in the legal field can be difficult as it requires expert skills in both consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. In order to achieve your legal objectives it essential to find an interpreter that has succeeded in passing all the necessary certification requirements. As well as being fluent in both the source and target languages and legal terminology, court certified interpreters have taken written and oral exams, demonstrating their ability to do consecutive and simultaneous interpreting. The local courts and legal community makes great use of these interpreters through a variety of daily activities including trials, depositions, hearings and arbitrations.

State Requirements for Interpreters

There are many uses for interpreting in the legal arena, all helping to facilitate various needs of foreign language speakers and companies worldwide. Spanish, Korean, Chinese, Japanese, French and German and are commonly spoken in state and federal courts on a daily basis. In the United States, specific states set differing court certified interpreting requirements. By passing a series of oral and written examinations and various other strict requirements, a state certified interpreter is able to adhere to the many needs foreign language speakers might have. If you are hiring a court certified interpreter it is vital to ask "certified" by whom?" In today's world, the need for state certified interpreters continues to increase, and knowledge of the local interpreting rules is of major importance.

Federal Certified Interpreting

In a world that is continually growing smaller, the need for a court certified interpreter or federally certified interpreting services to bridge communication gaps is in extremely high demand. The use of competent federal certified interpreters in proceedings involving speakers of languages other than English is critical to ensure impartiality and that justice is carried out fairly for defendants, companies and government agencies in federal cases. The professional knowledge required of a federal certified interpreter is highly complex. Communication in courtroom proceedings may be more complex than that in other settings or in everyday life. Parties involved may be using specific legal terminology, formal and informal registers of dialect and differing varieties in language and cultural nuances of meaning. In order to avoid negative consequences, it is absolutely necessary to use a federal or state certified interpreter when required by the law.

Your Local Interpreting Solutions

For over a quarter of a Century, American Language Services (ALS) has been a premier provider of court certified interpreting services worldwide. We provide top quality services for a significant number of Major Corporations, Law Firms and Governmental Agencies in the domestic US market and abroad. We work around the world in all languages for written translations, transcriptions and verbal interpreting. The experienced staff at American Language Services has the experience and cutting edge technology to enable us to find the best state certified interpreters or federally certified interpreters in every language and location for whatever your assignment may be. American language Services can be reached 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 800-951-5020.