Michigan Interpreting – Legal and Conference Interpreters


Interpreting in Michigan

Michigan is the eighth most populous state in the United States which makes interpreters a vital part in bridging the communication gap in the widest possible variety of settings. Although only 6% of the population speak a language other than English at home, both historically and in terms of population Michigan still has linguistic diversity making interpreting a necessary service. . Interpreting in Michigan 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 Michigan

The State Court Administrative Office offers certification testing to persons interested in becoming a non-English-language court interpreter. Currently, Michigan offers tests in these languages: Arabic, Cantonese, French, Haitian Creole, Hmong, Korean, Laotian, Mandarin, Portuguese, Russian, Somali, Spanish, and Vietnamese. Court interpreter certification earned from another Consortium state and Federal Court Interpreter certification are accepted by the Michigan Supreme Court and State Court Administrative Office. Testing Procedures for Certified Court Interpreters in Michigan are designed and developed by a team of experts from several parts of the country who have extensive knowledge of court proceedings, the job requirements for court interpreters, and/or advanced training or high levels of fluency in English and non-English languages. These experts may include federally certified court interpreters, judges, lawyers, scholars, and/or legal professionals. The test measures knowledge and fluency in both languages and the ability to successfully render meaning from source to target language in each of the three modes of interpreting that are required of a court interpreter, sight translation of documents, consecutive interpreting and simultaneous interpreting.

Business Interpreting in Michigan

Michigan is the automotive center of the United States and is emerging as a world technology center. The need for language services as it pertains to market research; manufacturing and technical application is growing rapidly. Conference and business interpreting is a vital part of economic communication in today’s worldwide economy. Michigan is destination place and home to many international companies as well as companies selling their products worldwide.

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Here at American Language Services (ASL), we have been providing cost effective and timely solutions for all your language needs in the state of Michigan for over a quarter of a century. 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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