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Interpretation and the Police Services | One Hour Translation

It recently came to our attention that there have been many complaints filed by judges in Madrid over the low quality and poor level of professionalism from interpreters working in the Police Services. This type of interpretation is known as community or social interpretation, and it’s really an aspect of interpretation that people know very little about. Generally, when discussing interpretation in the Police Services, we use a generic meaning including Agencies of the State and Security Forces.  ... Continue

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In past articles we have looked at interpreting in hospitals performed by both professional and amateur translators; which were names given to translators in a newspaper article and which we now understand is politically incorrect. What’s more, this is a distinction now recognised by our highest Court. In May this year the fine line was drawn in the books; meaning it applies until they find an argument to refute it and possibly write another 25 page decision. ... Continue

Survey: Would You Ever Sign a Contract in Another Language? Depends on Your Nationality | One Hour Translation

Only 26.7% of those surveyed across 8 different countries responded "Yes" when asked whether they would sign a contract written in a language other than their native tongue. ... Continue

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The family say that Housing employees repeatedly refused to provide translation services, which they required to point out an error that caused their rent to be raised. ... Continue

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Recently, a human trafficking trial was being held in Delaware County, and defense attorneys for the three Chinese nationals were very unhappy about the qualifications of the translators; which raises very serious questions about due process. ... Continue

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Critics, of course, believe the State has been dragging its feet on this issue. Mary Lou Aranguren is the Legislative Chair of the California Federation of Interpreters, which is the Union that represents court interpreters. Aranguren said ‘our input all along has been that they can do it sooner: there have been a lot of excuses the courts have used for years’.  ... Continue

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Saeedi is 33 years of age, and speaks Farsi: she was commenting after a recent court hearing in Redwood City, in California. Legal advocates throughout the state of California say that litigants who have difficulty with the English language and who are involved in child custody cases, divorce, eviction, and other civil cases are going into court without assistance from qualified interpreters. Worryingly, many of these people are forced to ask for assistance with translation from friends or family members, or even worse, the opposing party. The reason for this is because California only provides access to an interpreter for criminal cases, not civil cases. ... Continue

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An upcoming Federal class action alleges that thousands of children with disabilities are denied these services due to a lack of interpretation and translation services for the families involved. ... Continue

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Most of us have been in the situation where we’ve started reading something that’s so convoluted, so advanced, with such strange vocabulary that we just didn’t understand anything. And we’re not alone in this. Perhaps this is the great thing about language: there are so many different ways of expressing terms relating to different fields. Every field of study has its own means of expression. For example: a Doctor will probably write and speak in medical jargon, that to a layperson will sound like total gibberish; a lawyer might write and speak in legalese, which is its own language containing lots of legal terminology: again, the layperson won’t have a clue what they’re saying. ... Continue

The latest translation law passed in relation to the European Union has come as a sigh of relief for the people who have been accused of crimes here. ... Continue

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