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I’m Already Bilingual, What Could I Possibly Need to Learn to Interpret in Court?

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Let’s just start with basic language.  Speaking a second language even on an everyday basis doesn’t mean you are speaking the languages used in legal settings.  Yes, I said languages.  There are at least five different languages spoken in any given court assignment or setting and you will need to immediately interpret without paraphrasing, omitting, or substituting. First you have English, the language you hear every day.  Then you have the English legalese spoken by the attorneys or Judge when they are speaking to the witness, to each other or to the jury.  Also each case has specific subject matter…

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The Rumbling of Communication Fault Lines

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By Ryan Foley As featured in Encounters Vol. 4 Around 300 million years ago, the Earth was a simple place. The fragmented continents that span the planet today did not exist. Pangaea, a single super continent reigned supreme, its borders bound by the cool waters of a global ocean. 200 million years ago Pangaea began to split into many continents, each riding atop massive tectonic plates. Over the millennia, each of these continents developed independently, forming unique ecosystems, weather patterns, flora and fauna, and eventually hosting populations of humans who multiplied and diversified, spreading across our little oasis in space….

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