How to Perform Legal Interpreting in Medical and Community Settings

SKU#: 42 Legal Interpreting
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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.

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:

  • Your video instructor: Marjory A. Bancroft, MA
  • 9 interactive exercises, including a legal interpreting overview quiz and a role play in 9 language pairs
  • Access to two films that show spoken language-legal interpreting in a police department and discuss signed-language legal interpreting for police
  • A comparison of legal and community/medical interpreting ethics
  • An overview of interpreting for worker’s compensation
  • Sections from The Community Interpreter®: An International Textbook and The Medical Interpreter: A Foundation Textbook for Medical Interpreting
  • Course completion certificate

 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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