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California Deposition Reporters is an owner-operated firm. Our experience includes a variety of venues. Our experience comes from many years of California court reporting experience as well as the deposition arena. We have served clients in a wide variety of professional negligence cases, product liability and government bodies, such as The State of California Senate Energy Investigation. We have done a variety of complex litigation cases. Now covering Civil Trials.
 
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California Court Interpreters

California Court Interpreters perform a variety of functions providing their services to a wide variety of assignments.  Interpreters bridge the language barrier between English-speaking parties and those who are non-English speaking. California certified court and registered interpreters are required to submit annual renewal fees and fulfill compliance requirements in order to remain on the Judicial Council’s Master List of Certified Court and Registered California Court Interpreters. For more information visit our home page California Deposition Reporters

Interpreters provide real-time cross-linguistic communication.  Interpreters that work in legal proceedings are required under the California Government Code (Government Code 68561) to do the following:  Government Code Section 68561, (h) in a deposition… a certified or registered interpreter shall state all of the following for the record:

  1. His or her qualifications, including his or her name and certification or registration number.
  2. A Statement that the interpreter’s oath was administered to him or her or that he or she has an oath on file with the court.
  3. A statement that he or she has presented to both parties the interpreter certification or registration badge issued to him or her by the Judicial Council or other documentation that verifies his or her certification or registration accompanied by photo identification.

California Court Interpreters in the deposition and court fields are an integral part of the judicial system.  They provide word-for-word translation of the proceedings, both the questions and the answers.  They also assist professionals in the medical field both in the office and at the hospital or treatment facilities to interpret for those who can’t speak the language that the doctor or nurse speak. For more information about us, visit our About page.

There are language and sign language interpreters.  Sign language interpreters are used for those who can’t communicate due to their inability to speak, or what is called an aphonic individual.  Sign language interpreters are seen in a variety of public service capacities, at political events, church events, newscasts, in the medical field and a variety of public service sectors where information is being disseminated to the public and the legal setting.

California Court Interpreters work in a variety of services for the legal system.  They perform services in the courthouse for the court system and they translate for the court to the defendant or interested parties so that all of the participants are all receiving the same information simultaneously.  The Interpreter’s job is much more difficult when dealing with the medical or technical professions due to the complexity of the subject matter and the interpreter’s skill in those medical/technical or scientific assignments.  The talent required for those more complex professional interpreting jobs necessitates that those interpreters be at the top of their profession.

The vast word knowledge needed for the medical and/or professional/scientific depositions or trials are extremely complex and requires a vast knowledge on the part of the interpreter to interpret the technical aspects of medicine and/or other professional witness to the client so the client can understand the complexity of medical and/or other professional issues facing them.

Interpreters are also utilized in the worker’s compensation field to both assist the client and also to assist the attorney in communicating with their client.  Sometimes it is necessary to have an interpreter to attend the pre-deposition preparation of the client to assist counsel in understanding the case and being able to represent their client’s position.

Interpreting is not always about the spoken language.  Although it is not the interpreter’s job to interpret body language, the California Court interpreters will be part of the proceedings when they observe and verbally describe an action the witness will do with a gesture and verbally describe that to add to the record something that is not visible on the written record.  As an example, the witness may describe by pointing to a location on their body where they have pain, such as pointing to their back when describing verbally the pain and where it is located.  The California court interpreters may use the word “indicating” and describe the indication that the witness is physically doing to show in words on the transcript – such as the witness who may shrug when asked a question, which is a non-verbal response or who may point to their belt in the back to indicate where the pain is located.

There are two methods of interpreting that are most common.  In the legal setting, the parties usually ask the method of interpreting.  The simultaneous interpreting is where the interpreter is both listening and speaking at the same time.  This form of interpreting takes more concentration on the part of the interpreter.  The California Court interpreters who utilize simultaneous interpreting generally requires the use of microphones or headsets to limit the distraction of someone speaking all the time.

Consecutive interpreting can be utilized in the legal setting as well, which allows the interpreter to speak for a bit and then pause so the interpreter can interpret the passage.  Sometimes the interpreter will take notes and orally translate the speaker’s message during the pause.  Interpreters carry with them dictionaries that allow them to reference the dictionary if something occurs and requires consultation for an unfamiliar word or phrase. Interpreters interpret documents, assist with translation services related to clinical research, pharmaceutical or medical devices and life sciences.

California is a melting pot of languages.  Some of the most common languages interpreters are called upon to interpret are Korean, who are the quickest growing language in Los Angeles.

The Chinese population in the San Francisco area has been thriving since the 20th century.

Japanese is one of the most commonly used languages and if you are considering working the Pacific rim or California’s tourism industry you should have a Japanese interpreter close by.

The Spanish language in California is an absolute necessity if you are to conduct business either in private sector or government.  Being conversant in the Spanish language is just good business in California.

Of course, there are many, these are just a few of the languages that are in demand. We also offer video and web conferencing as one of our many other services. As many can attest, having a professional court interpreter is a necessity in the modern courtroom. All of our court interpreters are extremely professional, and well versed in rules and procedures of a courtroom.

California Deposition Reporters are your resident experts in not just California court interpreters, but also in a wide selection of other services such as California court reporting services, and remote deposition streaming. For a complete list of all services we offer, you can view the court reporting services drop down at the top of the page. Of course, you can always drop us a line or send over an email and a member of our team would be happy to answer any outstanding questions you may have. Here at California Deposition Reporters, we’re here to help you with all your court and litigation needs.

As a final note, we would like to thank you for taking time out of your busy day to consider utilizing our services as California court interpreters. We know you have many choices in the court interpreter market, so we sincerely appreciate your consideration. If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or would just like more detail on any of the services we offer, do not hesitate to call us and speak with one of our friendly staff members who will be happy to answer any and all outstanding questions you may have.

 

California Court Interpreters