MASSACHUSETTS INTERPRETING SERVICES
Interpreting in Massachusetts
There are many situations in which you may need an interpreting service, and choosing the right interpreter is essential in a myriad of situations. Non-English speakers are a growing demographic in the state of Massachusetts, and the need for interpreting services is at its highest level ever. Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Chinese and Korean are some of the many languages that are spoken in the state. The need for these services in the legal and business community is ever increasing. Multinational work forces and the global economy continue to create the need for language services. The language barrier can provide non-English speakers a variety of problems, and access to quality interpreters is essential in order to bridge the communication gap. Massachusetts has been very successful in regulating interpreting, in order to provide the most qualified interpreters for those in need.
Legal Interpreting in Massachusetts
By statute, all non-English speakers have the right to the assistance of a “qualified” or “certified” interpreter throughout any legal proceeding like trials, depositions and hearings in the state of Massachusetts. In Massachusetts, judges have the obligation to appoint an interpreter or law firms must seek out the interpreting services they need in any proceeding involving a “non-English speaker. Additionally, an limited English proficient (LEP) individual may waive the appointment of an interpreter. Massachusetts will help pay for the interpreters appointed by the courts providing assistance for those who can’t afford the necessary interpreting services. Massachusetts’ Office of Court Interpreter Services requires that, in order to serve as an interpreter, individuals must satisfy the following minimum requirements: a four-year college degree from the United States or an equivalent higher education degree from another country; verifiable references; and academic, native-level mastery of both English and the foreign language
Medical Interpreting in Massachusetts
Committed to providing the highest quality of care, Massachusetts provides accurate and complete interpretation services. All interpreters support the community, and deliver competent care and facilitate access to hospital services for non-English- or limited-English-proficient patients. Medical Interpreters are specially trained to help providers communicate with their non-English or Limited English Proficient patients. All interpreters follow the Standards of Practice set forth by the Massachusetts Medical Interpreters Association. These standards ensure that one can attain the proper services in order to facilitate their language necessities.
Interpreting Solutions in Massachusetts
Interpreters play a vital part in bridging the communication gap in the widest possible variety of settings. For over a quarter of a Century, American Language Services (ALS) has been a premier provider of languages services in the state of Massachusetts. We provide top quality services for a significant number of Major Corporations, Law Firms and Governmental Agencies in Massachusetts and 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 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.