Legal Interpreter Job Description

April 10, 20120 Comments

Legal Interpreter Job Description and Profile

The job profile of a ‘Legal Interpreter’ involves translation of legal documents from English to another language. They provide assistance to lawyers, investigators, and other related people for performing their duties related to court proceedings. A legal translator also performs various clerical tasks and related duties.

Duties and Specifications –

  • Providing translation services during interviews and investigations that involve clients, lawyers, witnesses, and investigators.
  • Translating different types of documents related to court proceedings
  • Assisting other judiciary staff where translation and interpretation is required.
  • Performing various clerical tasks and other general office duties like answering phone calls, managing office files, processing and handing out legal forms and, serving legal documents like ‘subpoenas’.

Skills and Specifications –

  • Must be a quick leaner and know the usage of multifaceted and difficult legal terminologies.
  • Must have knowledge about legal procedures.
  • Should work coordinately with other staff, lawyers, clients, investigators and witnesses etc.
  • Should be able to take and apply directions from different people
  • Should be able to maintain privacy and objectivity in work
  • Must have good knowledge of grammar, spelling, punctuation and written & oral English language.
  • Should have knowledge about the basic legal terms.

Education and Qualifications –

  • Have completed at least 16 semesters or equal to 24 quarter units in an English course and another foreign language.
  • Have experience in broad and professional foreign language use.

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