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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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Infection Control and Industrial Safety for Medical Interpreters

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MasterWord is happy to bring you this important, complimentary training, designed by Linda Golley and presented by Certified Trainers and Interpreters, Whitney Gissell and Gabriela Siebach. Training in Infection Control and industrial safety is as vital for medical interpreters as it is for other members of the heath care team. We hope you enjoy this timely presentation of Linda Golley’s material and thank her for her contribution to interpreter education. What interpreters who have taken the training have already said:  “Excellent opportunity for gaining advanced knowledge in a most important subject.” “Thank You! I listened to all of it! Great…

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A Lesson in Medical Liability

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Colorado Springs, Colorado January 2007. Two-month-old Luzdeestrella Flores-Rios is checked into Memorial Hospital for a surgery to remove her left kidney. The child’s parents who speak little to no English seemingly consented to the surgery by communicating with the doctor through the couple’s older daughter who speaks English. The couple believed that the procedure would be relatively simple and would help cure their daughter’s condition. This was anything but the case as little Luzdeestrella suffered complete kidney failure, had to be put on dialysis, and placed on a kidney transplant waiting list. In May 2009, the child’s parents sued Memorial…

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