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It’s well-known that hospitals and healthcare systems must provide interpreting and translation services to patients free of charge to stay in compliance with the federal government, not to mention it's just the right thing to do.
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Understanding The Risks Involved In Translating Legal Documents

Legal

When making the decision to have documents translated within the legal industry there many factors to take into account that are uncharacteristic of most industries. With more variables to take into account and higher stakes it is well worth it to make an exceedingly well informed decision. With financial losses, delays of court and even unintended lawsuits at risk, it becomes increasingly clear that this is a decision not to be made quickly or lightly.  

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Anthony Toronto
Anthony Toronto

Code Of Ethics For Court Interpreters

Legal

Qualified court interpreters must exude a professional demeanor from the first second they walk into a courtroom or law office. A strict code of ethics exists to protect all involved in the legal process, while ensuring that the interpreter doesn't overstep boundaries at any point in time during their work.

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Francesco Pagano
Francesco Pagano

Preparation Tips For Working With A Court Interpreter

Legal

Interpreting in legal settings is quite different from other forms of interpreting. In fact, it is almost a different discipline: there are massive differences in language, protocol, qualifications, roles and risks associated with legal interpreting.

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Francesco Pagano
Francesco Pagano

Etiquette Tips When Working With A Court Interpreter

Interpreting, Legal


If you are a lawyer who is representing a party in court and you have hired a court interpreter, please make sure that you take notice of your pace of speech. If you are a fast speaker slow your speech down when addressing the court, so the interpreter can have time to interpret for the LEP party. Also, be sure to speak in first person to your LEP party. Basically, you shouldn't try to belittle them by asking the interpreter if he or she understands. By the same merit, you should avoid using complex terms, if they aren’t necessary for proving a point.

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Francesco Pagano
Francesco Pagano

How A Qualified Interpreter Can Assist With Legal Proceedings

Legal

Professional interpreting can have a significant impact on communication. This is especially true in the medical and legal field. If you are a lawyer, it’s quite likely that you will have a Limited English Proficient (LEP) client who may not be able to effectively communicate in English, requiring you to hire an interpreter.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

5 Types of Legal Documents That Benefit From Translation

Legal, Popular

Legal documents are rife with detailed legal terminology, which means that translating them into English is not so easy. Complex translations often require extra effort and qualified expertise: legal translators have certain abilities unlike any other type of translator. A quality legal translator should have several years of experience translating technical documents and a strong foundational understanding of your type of law.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

ALTA's Best Practices

Legal

Everyone knows about HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) regulations for healthcare providers. We, at iTi, certainly sign our fair share of HIPAA agreements with all the healthcare providers we work with. It’s all about security and privacy double checked. As a language service provider to industries beyond healthcare, we also abide by Department of Defense specifications. We have a secure data center that complies with NIST SP 800-53 management, operational and technical standards. Our server room and servers were built to comply with department of defense standards. Your data is safe with us!  

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Annie Pagano
Annie Pagano

Justice Requires Both Translation And Cultural Competency

Culture, Legal

You must go to court and you don’t speak the court’s language. In that case, could you get by with someone who can translate and interpret for you? No.

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette

Legal Practices Attract Business By Translating Their Websites

Legal

 

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Brandon Choquette
Brandon Choquette