15Dec
By: Kaytie On: December 15, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting Comments: 0

Court interpreters play an essential role in ensuring procedural fairness in many kinds of legal disputes. In July 2011, a woman’s testimony at her Canadian refugee hearing was botched by a Swahili interpreter. Using a reliable court interpreter would have saved time and money for all involved.

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15Dec
By: Katherine On: December 15, 2016 In: International Law, Legal Translation Comments: 0

With two cases pending before the US Supreme Court on the validity of same-sex marriages, the tide may be turning in favor of gay marriage in the United States. But this isn’t just an issue in the US — many other countries have recently adopted bills legalizing same-sex marriage.

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15Dec
By: Kaytie On: December 15, 2016 In: Legal Interpreting, Legal Translation Comments: 1

Sight translation is an option for professionals who need the meaning of a written document to be verbally conveyed on short notice. However, this is not ideal. Courtrooms demand accurately translated legal documents. Sight translation is no substitute.

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15Dec
By: Kaytie On: December 15, 2016 In: Laws, Legal Interpreting Comments: 1

Sign language interpreters are needed at almost every step of law enforcement. Most people already understand the necessity of interpreting for legal proceedings, but sign language interpreters are also required at earlier stages, such as arrests and interrogations.

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15Dec
By: Kaytie On: December 15, 2016 In: Immigration, Legal Resources Comments: 0

H-1B visas are valuable to many immigrants. Only 65,000 are allotted each year. If you are lucky enough to obtain an H-1B visa, you would be well-advised to hold on to it. But what if you are fired from the job sponsoring your H-1B visa?

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15Dec
By: Autumn On: December 15, 2016 In: Immigration, Legal Topics Comments: 0

Immigration DNA testing is not always necessary when coming to the US. However, if your immigration case hinges on the ability to prove your biological relationship to a family member, you may need DNA testing. Find out when you should consider this step.

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15Dec

International arbitration is a method to resolve legal disputes between people living in different countries. It is most often used by business owners who are having problems with commercial contracts, and it is an increasingly popular alternative to litigation in foreign courts.

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15Dec
By: Autumn On: December 15, 2016 In: Immigration, Legal Interpreting, Legal Translation Comments: 1

A USCIS medical exam is necessary for most immigrants before being admitted into the US. The purpose of the exam is to ensure you do not have a condition that could be dangerous to others, or diseases you might spread to other US residents.

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14Dec
By: Julia On: December 14, 2016 In: Intellectual Property Comments: 0

Patent law informs our ideas about who to credit for key inventions and discoveries. Yet sometimes a product’s true inventor does not obtain the patent. The invention of the radio is an illustrative example.

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14Dec
By: Autumn On: December 14, 2016 In: Intellectual Property, Legal News, Legal Topics Comments: 0

The Consistency Initiative Pilot Program, announced in 2008, has delivered more consistent examination standards for those applying for trademarks and patents through The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Due to the success of the pilot program, The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) recently announced a permanent...

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