We offer Video Remote Interpreting (VRI), Telephonic Interpreting (OPI), and On-Site Interpreter Services in multiple languages, including ASL interpreter, Spanish interpreter, and Creole interpreter services. Our industry specializations include medical interpreter and legal interpreter services in Orlando, FL and the U.S.
There are three modes of interpretation: Consecutive interpretation, Simultaneous interpretation, and Sight Translation. The three modes of interpretation require the interpreter to listen to a message in the original language, which is called the source language, and render that message in the listener’s language, called the TARGET language, bridging the communication gap between speakers or signers of different languages.
Our interpreters are highly skilled linguists certified by local, national or international certification bodies. Our multicultural team of interpreters goes through rigorous, training and testing protocols before being accepted as part of our team. Target Translations and Interpretations provides skill building seminars for all of our interpreters, as well as quality control reviews based on our customer’s feedback.
Do I need a court interpreter?
Language Access is a Legal Right
There are multiple situations in which the appointment of a court interpreter will be appropriate. Generally speaking, it is when an individual’s full participation in a court proceeding is placed in jeopardy due to a language gap where the individual is unable to adequately understand or express themselves in English will the individual need to have a qualified spoken language court interpreter assigned to them. Other cases that may call for the appointment by the court of a court interpreter include but are not limited to the following: juvenile delinquency, circuit, and county criminal cases, mental and physical health proceedings, and domestic violence injunctions. Even though court interpreters are essential to those court proceedings in which they are duly needed, it is important to note that court interpreters will not always be provided by the courts and it is then that appropriate arrangements for their interpreting services must be made.
Can I get a court interpreter for free?
Free Quality Interpreter Services
Equal Access For All
For most cases, such as criminal, juvenile, or federal cases, you will be able to request a certified court interpreter free-of-charge at the court. However, in civil matters, including family cases or in courts, you may not be provided with a free certified interpreter. Instead, you may be required to hire your own certified interpreter. These services may still be provided for free or low cost through a local non-profit organization such as Community Language Access, Inc (CLA). CLA serves the USA nationwide including Florida, California, Arizona, Maryland, Washington, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia, Illinois, and North Carolina. It is important to acquire professional services that offer certified interpreters for your needs.
Asking a relative or friend to interpret for you may sound easy and convenient, however, it is not always allowed in court because a conflict of interest may arise; not to mention accuracy of the interpretation rendered may be subpar and hinder your legal case process.