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.

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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