Legal Topics Posts


AB 2325 & The Future of Medical Interpreting

Posted: April, 2014 in Legal Interpreting, Uncategorized

A new bill in California could change the landscape of medical interpreting and translation services in that state.

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The Repercussions of Poor Legal Translations

Posted: April, 2014 in Legal Translation

The need for legal translation may arise in a variety of contexts. But when the document in question is an important legal document pertaining to a case with international reach, accuracy is of the highest importance.

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The Pistorius Trial and the Issue of Qualified Court Interpreters

Posted: March, 2014 in In Court, Legal Interpreting

The famous South Africa Pistorius case has become controversial for another reason: the issues with the court interpreters.

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Passport Translation: Requirements for the US & Mexico

Posted: March, 2014 in Legal Translation

Passport translation is an important and sometimes legally necessary aspect of traveling.

When traveling abroad, no matter what the destination, the possession of a valid passport is sure to be required.

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Understanding the Democratic Republic of the Congo: History, Facts and Uprisings

Posted: March, 2014 in International Law, Travel

If your only understanding of the Congo is from the famous movie of the same name, it’s time to brush up on your history of this country. Check out some of the most important facts about the Congo.

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Problems with Police Officers as Legal Interpreters

Posted: March, 2014 in Legal Interpreting

Legal interpreters are integral to the justice system in the US.

The country’s ever-growing diversity is resulting in more legal issues between police officers and LEP defendants and suspects.

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Understanding Israel: History, Facts and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Posted: February, 2014 in International Law

Israel has a rich background — the Jewish people have one of the longest histories of any contemporary population.

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Foodstuffs and a Nation by Chance: Why Language Matters

Posted: January, 2014 in International Law, Legal Translation

Context and precise language are critical to clear communication, and nowhere is this idea more true than in the law, especially when multiple languages are involved.

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Barristers and Solicitors: What’s the Difference?

Posted: January, 2014 in International Law, Legal Resources

Although they are all attorneys, English and Welsh lawyers are classified as either solicitors or barristers — and each play a different role in serving clients.

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Understanding Canada: History, Facts and Population Growth

Posted: January, 2014 in Legal Topics, Travel

Have you ever taken the time to learn a little about Canada’s history?

Check out some facts you may not know about the northern neighbor of the US.

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