Court Certified

Broad & Specialized! 😎

Broad & specialized!

Interpreter is a broad occupation, encompassing any professional facilitating, through speech, communication between parties that don’t speak the same language. But did you know there are many types of interpreters?   – Trained in specialized legal terminology and court procedures. – Interprets during trials, hearings, depositions, mediations, arbitrations, client/attorney meetings, etc. – Familiarity and strict adherence to the court interpreters’ code of ethics is a must. – Interprets during doctor & ER visits, clinical trials, psychological evaluations, etc. – Interprets for patients communicating with their doctors, nurses, psychologists, surgeons, etc. – Trained in specialized medical terminology and procedures related to…

Are interpreters really necessary?


Are interpreters really necessary? In 1980, a Florida hospital admitted an unconscious Willie Ramirez. The ER doctor recalls having trouble understanding the family but getting the “gist” of what they were saying. However, an erroneous translation of a single word from Spanish to English resulted in Willie Ramirez becoming a quadriplegic and the hospital facing a massive lawsuit. The Spanish word “intoxicado” means that something that was ingested is making a person sick (such as food poisoning). However, without a translator, the doctor understood it to mean “intoxicated” in English which led him to assume a drug overdose after speaking…

Is certified always better?

What makes a court certified interpreter? What makes a court certified interpreter? Generally, passing an exam administered by the Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) or an equivalent as per an individual state’s law. Certification status may help in assessing the credentials of an interpreter but it doesn’t guarantee quality interpretation. There are many interpreters who have been interpreting in legal settings for 20, 30 or 40+ years, who started before states developed certification and registration programs, that are trained and may be even more qualified than their certified counterparts. Often, they choose not to complete an expensive and lengthy…

What it takes to become Court Certified?

Court Certified has become a language services industry buzz word but it seems few people, other than the interpreters and the language service professionals, understand what is involved in the process and why court certified interpreters request higher fees than non-court certified interpreters. When hiring a certified interpreter, you are getting someone who has been vetted by the courts through a series of background checks, exams, and continuing education requirements. It doesn’t necessarily mean that the interpreter is more qualified or professional than a non-certified interpreter, but it does mean that an interpreter went through an arduous and costly process…


About us

LEGAL INTERPRETERS LLC is an interpreting agency founded by an actual interpreter with a broad and extensive interpreting experience. Agata Baczyk has been working as an independent interpreter for several years and decided to start her own interpreting agency in order to address the industry's need for professional and experienced interpreters. Most interpreting agencies are not able to screen or assess their interpreters effectively because they don't have the needed tools and knowledge of what that job entails. As a company led by a professional interpreter we are able to ensure that the linguists we contract with are knowledgeable and experienced.