How to Perform Legal Interpreting in Medical and Community Settings

SKU#: 42 Legal Interpreting
Special Price $50.00 Regular Price $60.00
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An overview of the field of legal interpreting designed for both new interpreters and interpreters in other specializations.

All course content is presented in English, with multiple opportunities to practice all your working languages.  That makes the program perfect for interpreters who speak or sign ANY language.

Course length:  2 hours  

Course access period: 60 days from purchase date

Once purchased, course access cannot be paused. See our FAQ for information on purchasing course access extensions or purchase your course extension here.

Course completion requirements: Pass one exit test (score of 70% or above).

Certificate: Downloadable certificate available immediately upon passing the exit test.


  • Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters (CCHI): 2 CCHI CE hours
  • Maryland Court Interpreter Program: 2 CE credits
  • Ontario Council on Community Interpreting: 2 OCCI PDUs

Learning objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify three key differences between legal and community (including medical) interpreting.
  • Discuss a six-step protocol to self-assess if you are competent to perform legal interpreting in community settings.

What you will get:

 How this lesson will improve your practice:

You will:

  • Know if legal interpreting is part of community interpreting.
  • Understand the relationship between court and legal interpreting.
  • Be able to define legal interpreting and understand key similarities and differences between legal and community (including medical) interpreting.
  • Know how to assess whether an assignment is legal interpreting, community/medical interpreting or both.
  • Have a protocol to self-assess whether you should perform a legal interpreting assignment and what to do if you accept it.

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