Hello, Legal Interpretation Professionals,

Are you familiar with the new standard published by The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) on legal interpreting in April 2019 and its significance? This standard establishes the basic principles and practices of legal interpreting services and specifies the competencies of legal interpreters. It also describes the various legal settings and provides recommendations for the corresponding interpreting modes.

It is applicable to all parties involved in facilitating communication between users of legal services using a spoken or signed language, meaning, it applies to interpreters, LSPs, and other intermediaries.

This standard sets up the fundamental practices of legal interpreting services and determines the competencies of legal interpreters. It additionally depicts the different legal settings and gives proposals to the relating interpreting modes.

The standard also plots capabilities needed for legal intermediaries. These have to do with general abilities, area explicit information in the legal field — including an “exhaustive comprehension of the role of attorneys, judges, legal officials, investigators, and interpreters.

As per the norm, a legal interpreter should be equipped for exploring the different methods of interpreting, for example, continuous, concurrent, whispered synchronous, relay interpreting “alongside sight translation and the help procedures, for example, memory skills, note-taking, and stress management.”

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ISO Senior Lead Auditor