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Working Through Interpretation Issues in Multilingual Litigation

court interpretersLitigation involving speakers of multiple languages has become an everyday occurrence. Real-time, consecutive interpretation services may be required for international business disputes, expert testimony, and to meet the needs of an increasingly multi-lingual U.S. society.

However, anytime words are handed from one person to another, there’s a potential for problems. Remember playing “telephone” as kids? That game was played between speakers of the same language and usually resulted in some pretty laughable sentences. Read more about: Working Through Interpretation Issues in Multilingual Litigation  »

The Dismal State of Language Services Provided by Federally Funded Hospitals Today

language services at US hospitalsThe American Community Survey (ACS) is a yearly study of U.S. citizens performed by the U.S. Census Bureau that provides a much more granular view of the U.S population than the full census that takes place once a decade. According to the latest available ACS data, surveyed in 2016, 21.6% of the people living in the United States speak a language other than English at home. Of these, nearly 40% speak English “less than well.”

For whatever difficulties this may cause in their daily lives, Read more about: The Dismal State of Language Services Provided by Federally Funded Hospitals Today  »