Talking Points — Tips For Hiring An Interpreter

Law360, New York (October 25, 2010, 3:53 PM EDT) -- Interpreting/translating is a relatively young industry in the U.S. and it is currently unregulated. Interpreters are not legally required to have an accreditation unless they are hired directly by the court system and are being paid with taxpayer dollars. Because it is relatively easy for a bilingual individual to hang out his shingle, the consumer, especially attorneys, need to know what to look for in a language professional to ensure that interpreted testimony faithfully follows the source language.

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