Legal Language Services ranks Colorado as a state with moderately regulated legal interpreting requirements.
Your legal interpreter must have the appropriate level of certification that meets your language needs. This is especially true if you require a court interpreter.
However, a certified court interpreter may not be necessary for every situation.
In Colorado, all court interpreters must obtain certification or credentialing through the Office of Language Access Training and Testing Program. Whether an interpreter received certification or credentialing depends on the language they are interpreting.
According to Colorado state law, you are entitled to court-appointed interpreting services at no extra cost and regardless of your language requirements if you are a party to a case (litigant, defendant, witness, parent, or legal custodian of a juvenile) and have limited English proficiency.
Legal Language can help you determine the best interpreter, certified or otherwise, for your legal interpreting needs in Colorado.