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Interpretation

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The interpretation resources included below are not necessarily endorsed by the Department of Justice or by the Federal Interagency Working Group on LEP.

"[T]he ordinary or common meaning of 'interpreter'...is normally understood as one who translates orally from one language to another." Taniguchi v Kan Pac. Saipan, Ltd, 132 S Ct 1997, 2003-04 (May 21, 2012).

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Federal Court Interpreters 

National Center for State Courts, State Interpreter Certification 

National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters, Credential Program

The Certification Commission for Healthcare Interpreters, Certification Program

The American Translators Association, Interpretation Getting it Right: A guide to buying interpretation - 2011

National Association of Judiciary Interpreters and Translators (NAJIT), Position Papers Addressing Interpretation

Houston Interpreters and Translators Association Publishes Q & A on Title VI and Language Access from DOJ - March 15, 2019 

Immigration Court Interpreters, Their Standing as Professionals (PDF), National Center for State Courts - May, 2000

Other Federal Resources 

National Language Service Corps (NLSC)

National Virtual Translation Center (NVTC)

Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR)