Court Interpreters | Court Interpreting Services
Video / Phone Remote Interpreting also available
TJC Global has a vast network of court interpreters based all over the world. They cover over 80 languages.
Our qualified court interpreters can assist with all types of cases. They have many years of experience working in this pressured environment and an extensive command of legal vocabulary. As we only employ native speakers, in addition to accurate and professional interpreting, TJC Global court interpreters are aware of subtle nuances, cultural slang and colloquialisms, adjusting their interpretation accordingly. Our court interpreters assist court cases of varied lengths, providing both short- and long-term support.
TJC court interpreters also work outside of court, in areas such as depositions, witness preparation, meetings between attorneys, solicitors, barristers and clients and interviews with court personnel. In our 30 years providing court interpreting services, we have worked closely with many solicitors, barristers, attourneys and other legal professionals.
What is court interpreting?
When court proceedings involve parties or witnesses who do not speak the local language, court interpreters are essential. Unlike at international conferences, court interpreters do not work in a booth with a headset. They often have to interpret for speakers who are nervous and less articulate than normal because of the pressure of the court environment, adding to the demands of the interpreter's job. These pressures mean court interpreters may ask the judge for a break in the middle of proceedings.
What forms of interpretation does TJC Global provide?
is used for international conferences, critical business discussions, seminars & symposiums. In this case, there are usually two to three interpreters situated in a booth, away from the audience, who take turns to interpret at high speed, changing over every 15-20 minutes to avoid fatigue.
The interpreters use headsets to listen to the message of the speaker and repeat it immediately (practically "simultaneously") in the target language for the benefit of relevant audience members.
Consecutive interpreting (also available with Video Remote Interpretation (VRI)) is the most common type of interpreting. It is used for business discussions, negotiations, contract exchanges, commercial, legal, technical discussions, medical or court hearings or on site inspections. The interpreter listens to the speaker, often making notes, and delivers the meaning in the target language afterwards. The interpreter may wait until a pause or the end, at which point they deliver a translation relatively quickly. Consecutive interpreting may also be used at conferences for panel discussions, Q&A sessions or private discussions between parties - at a stand or elsewhere.
Telephone / teleconference interpreting is a practical way to bridge any language barriers. The interpreter is either located remotely (away from either party) or is with one of the parties. In both cases they deliver interpreting services through telephone conferencing.
Telephone interpretation is useful for clients who cannot travel to their counterparts' country, but still wish, for example, to hold business discussions or to communicate progress updates. At TJC Global, we are very happy to provide you with professionally qualified interpreters around the world in almost any selected language combinations.
Video / videoconference interpreting is a practical alternative for meetings/presentations that cannot be held in person. It allows attendees to see one another, as well as share visual aids, such as documents and powerpoint presentations. This is the key advantage video conferencing has over telephone conferencing, although both enable participation in presentations and conferences by people located anywhere in the world.
By participating in your video conference, our professionally qualified interpreters can interpret remotely to facilitate smooth communication between all parties, whichever language pairing you require.
Our court interpreting services cover the following courts:
We deal with the following types of procedure:
Some of the languages our court interpreting services cover
Looking for translation or interpreting assistance in another field?
TJC Global provides specialist interpreting and translation services in a wide array of specialist fields. Whatever your requirement, we can find the right linguist to assist you. If your industry or project-type is not listed here, please contact us directly with your enquiry.
Our language specialists utilise their knowledge of subject-specific terminology to deliver precise, unambiguous translations whatever the context - enabling you to communicate effectively with the rest of the world. We are also able to adapt to almost any type of project.
What to do next?
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