Good Friday

Palm Sunday was on March 25 this year and is celebrated by many Christians in the United States and it marks Jesus Christ’s entry into Jerusalem. It marks the beginning of the Holy Week. Good Friday is tomorrow and occurs two days before Easter Sunday. Good Friday commemorates Jesus Christ’s Crucifixion and for the Christian faith it is a very important holiday.

Historical Tidbits in March

Some interesting historical tidbits that occurred in March are: on March 2, 1836, Texas declared its independence from Mexico, Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scores 100 points in a basketball game also on March 2 in 1962, on March 12 in 1912 the Girl Scouts were founded, in 1868 on March 13 the Senate begins impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, the famous Alcatraz prison is closed on March 21, 1963 and the Camp David Accord ended 30 years of warfare between Israel and Egypt on March 26, 1979.

March Birthdays of Well-known Individuals

March 10 is the birthday of Chuck Norris; martial artist, actor, producer and screenwriter and Carrie Underwood the American Idol winner, actor Kurt Russell was born on March 17, 1951 as well as American actor Rob Lowe, Grover Cleveland; the 22nd and 24th U.S. President was born on March 18 in 1837, British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was born on March 18 also in 1869, Queen Latifah; rap, singer and actress celebrates her birthday on March 18, 1970, March 23 marks the birthday of Chaka Khan, and on March 30 Vincent Van Gogh; famous painter was born.. Happy birthday to those of you who have birthdays in March! At American Language Services, we have been celebrating our recent projects.

Interesting Interpreting & Translation Projects Completed in March

We recently completed an interpreting project for the Paramount Unified School District. Over the course of the month we have provided interpreters for parent conferences, parent meetings, training etc. This month AML-Global provided Swedish, Punjabi, Arabic and American Sign Language interpreters who delivered the best interpretation possible. We have been fortunate to have the opportunity to work with the Paramount Unified School District and many other school districts throughout the U.S. and have provided them with Nepalese, Cambodian and Bengali interpreters also over the years.

Amongst the many interpreting projects we have completed this month, the U.S. Department of Justice was a very interesting project. We provided Slovakian, Croatian, Czech and Russian interpreters for depositions, trials, hearings etc. Throughout the years, we have also provided Amharic, Greek, Armenian, Korean, Spanish and ASL interpreters. As it is interpreting for legal situations, American Language Services provide certified professional interpreters fit to do the job and do it well.

The State Bar of California has been a great client of ours for several years. We often translate numerous documents for them each month. This month has been no different and we have translated a number of different documents/letters into and from different languages. From English we have translated into Korean, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese and Russian. Also, we have translated documents/letters from Punjabi into English, Simplified Chinese into English, Vietnamese into English, Russian into English and Korean into English. As these documents are time sensitive, we were able to turn them around quickly on an expedited basis. We continue to serve the State Bar of California with the highest possible quality of translation and exceptional customer service.

Another exciting translation project this month was for National Coalition for Asian Pacific American Community Development (National CAPACD). Different research projects needed to be translated from English into 7 languages: Simplified Chinese, Nepali, Bengali, Hindi, Burmese, Vietnamese and Khmer. The translation was excellent quality, the client was happy and the overall project went great.

Timely Tips

There are differences between legal certified and non-certified interpreters. Certified interpreters have earned the necessary credentials, have legal experience and specialize in the legal field for trials, depositions, hearings etc. They obtain these credentials by passing comprehensive written and oral language test in their respective languages. Each state in the U.S. have different certified interpreter requirements that allow interpreters to test to become certified.

Non-Certified interpreters are highly qualified in legal and other matters, have vast experience and have studied in a public or private institution to obtain their qualifications. These interpreters are not certified because the various States do not offer a certification process for their particular language.

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