When to Use Legal Interpreters (Common Settings)

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Telelanguage is a language services company and we have been providing legal and judicial interpreting services since 1991. Legal settings require the highest level of accuracy and attention to detail. It is important that legal interpreters have more than just fluency, but extensive knowledge of legal terminology and protocol.

As of 2013, more than 20 percent of individuals living in the United States speak a language other than English in their home.

With a growing number of limited English proficient (LEP) individuals nationwide, interpreters have become a valuable part of the legal community. So how do legal interpreters help? Here are 9 common situations where a legal interpreter may be needed:  

Common Situations for Legal Interpreters:

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  2. Hearings
  3. Trials
  4. Examinations
  5. Consultations
  6. Arbitration and Mediation
  7. Judicial proceedings
  8. Independent Medical Examinations (IMEs)
  9. Legal Conferences

In addition to legal terminology and protocol, legal interpreters may also specialize in a particular area of law, such as immigration law, family law, workers’ comp, etc.  Choosing an industry certified legal interpreter will ensure proper privacy and the most accurate legal interpreting services.

When a language barrier arises in a legal setting, using certified legal interpreters and translators will ensure that individuals with limited English proficiency will be served at the highest level of accuracy. Understanding and efficient communication are vital in legal settings, be it a deposition, client meeting, legal document translation, or judicial proceeding.  


Telelanguage provides legal interpreting services and legal translation services in over 300 languages. Security and confidentiality are extremely important to us. We provide a privacy notice to our customers who utilize our telephonic and face-to-face interpretation services. We protect personal and confidential information encountered during the interpretation process by maintaining physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that meet or exceed applicable law.

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