If you are going to court or a deposition and there is someone who does not speak English, you may need a court certified interpreting service. Below are some of the benefits of this vital service.
First, the court interpreter is there during all legal proceedings to allow communication between those with little or no proficiency in English. The interpreter’s work can include interpreting for many types of legal proceedings. If you have a legal proceeding such as a preliminary hearing, arraignment, deposition, or meeting between attorney and client, you probably need a court certified interpreter. They also provide interpreting services during civil lawsuits and criminal trials, so whatever type of legal interpretation you need, they can help you.
Second, a court certified interpreter is fluent in at least three languages, the third being legal terminology and protocol. This is important because legal jargon can be quite confusing. You can rest assured that if you have a court certified interpreter, he or she will understand legal jargon. This skill ensures that all aspects of the interpretation pertaining to the legal aspects will be as accurate as possible.
Third, these interpreters have many years of experience in public speaking and know how to give accurate interpretations in front of large crowds if needed, such as in a crowded courtroom. They also have been trained to keep emotion out of their work and can function professionally in a legal setting even if some of the language is shocking or graphic.
The interpreter also has been trained to deal with linguistic and ethical matters as they arise. If there is ever any ethical issue that arises during a legal proceeding that involves the interpretation, the interpreter knows how to handle it.
Certified court interpreters also are required to be constantly learning about the legal system and the languages in which they know for interpretation purposes. They frequently read and brush up their vocabulary, learn new terms and concepts and attend seminars to improve their abilities. With their focus on constant learning, you can be sure that a court certified interpreter will be able to help you with your interpreting needs in any legal setting.
Also, if your legal need involves the US court system, the court interpreter will be certified for those specific types of court proceedings. So, whether your legal need is in the local, state or federal system, you will get the interpretations that you need.