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This 80-hour course will provide participants with the specific skills and knowledge necessary to become interpreters in the courts and legal settings. The course will introduce participants to the roles and responsibilities of court/legal interpreters, including ethics, standards and procedures, and court/legal terminology in English and their target language. Students will also gain an understanding of New Hampshire’s Judicial Branch, the most common court forms, and linguistic intervention protocols for court/legal interpreters.


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Key Legal Interpretation Training Topics:

  • Overview of the law. Federal and state court laws and regulations for using professional court interpreters (Court Interpreter’s Act, Title VI., etc.)
  • Parties and their roles in legal proceedings
  • Level of offenses
  • NAJIT/NCSC and NHJB Code of Ethics
  • Credentials/certifications for court/judicial interpreters
  • Interpreter’s role in the courtroom, modes of interpreting
  • Appropriate mode of interpreting for witness testimony
  • Linguistic interventions protocol
  • Court hearings/legal proceedings
  • Simultaneous interpreting and sight-translation practice
  • Interpreting for law enforcement agencies, DCYF, jail visits, other adversarial situations
  • Legal terminology, idiomatic expressions, synonyms/antonyms
  • Proceeding observations
  • Court forms

This training is taught by our own highly experienced trainers who take pride in delivering a quality educational program. The course registration fee is $100 and the course tuition* is $800. Please see our Training page for frequently asked questions.

*At this time, Language Bank is not accepting financial aid for course tuition.

This is a 80-hour program and attendance to all online classes is mandatory.