California Interpreting – Legal and Conference Interpreters


Interpreting in California

California is the most populated and culturally diverse state in the country. Over 240 languages are commonly spoken in the state. Interpreters play a vital part in bridging the communication gap in the widest possible variety of settings. The need for legal interpreting, medical interpreting and business interpreting in California is growing at an ever increasing rate. Interpreting in California is a highly regulated field and knowledge of the rules and regulations are paramount to making sure you have the right interpreter for the job.

Legal Interpreting in California

California is the most regulated state in the country for legal interpreting. A large amount of legal interpreting in California is derived from the many multi national work forces that exist across the state. There are 12 certified languages in the state and to become a certified interpreter you must pass rigid standards and tests administered by the states legal authorities. Spanish, Korean, Japanese, Chinese, American Sign Language and Arabic are some of those legal certified languages. There are also medical certifications as well as other various certifications offered by the state. Legal assignments requiring California certified interpreters include trials, depositions, arbitrations, mediations and hearings . Interpreters in languages other than the certified languages must be registered with the California court system in order to cover legal assignments.

Conference Interpreting in California

California, being a major world destination and business center, has very large need for conference interpreting. Simultaneous conference interpreting is a demanding field and takes a very high degree of skill and experience in a broad range of subject matter. Technical expertise is also a key element to successful conferences as interpreting equipment like headsets and sound reduction booths are often required to make an event run smoothly and seamlessly for the attendees. Many world wide organizations conduct yearly events and are either headquartered or have divisions in areas such as Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and Silicon Valley. In today’s global economy California is at the forefront of international transactions and communication.

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For more than a quarter century American Language Services has been connecting California’s population and business community on many different levels. American Language Services delivers cost effective and timely solutions for all your language needs. The expert staff at American Language Services has the experience and cutting edge technology to enable us to find the best qualified local interpreter 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.

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