Interpreting in Court and Legal Settings

October 22, 2019
ONLINE: $897 + GST starts October 2019

Interpreting in legal settings requires a highly specialised knowledge of the law, legal language and legal/court procedures. This short-course is an intensive introduction to working in legal settings and the Canadian court system. It will provide students with a foundation to get them working in diverse legal settings such as the courtroom, tribunals, local police and RCMP settings – as well as Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) and Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) offices.

This course is now being offered online via remote classroom learning. The classes run Tuesday and Thursday evenings - 6:00pm - 9:00pm PST.

Course Overview

Course Title: Interpreting in Legal Settings

Length: 45 hours - Option for Bilingual Tutorial Sessions - Interpreting in Community Settings is a prerequisite

Content Overview:

  • Canadian law, and court systems, including civil and criminal conventions and protocols
  • Preparation strategies for court and legal settings
  • Legal language and terminology
  • Sight Translation in Legal Settings
  • Consecutive Interpreting in Legal Settings
  • Ethics and standards of professional practice for court and legal interpreters
  • Continued competence and research skills Additional Bilingual tutorials are also available and include:
    • Bilingual Legal Terminology Instruction
  • Simultaneous Interpreting in Legal Settings The Core Course will include an introduction to:
    • Lawyers and law firms
    • The Provincial Court of British Columbia
    • The Supreme Court of British Columbia
    • The Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada
    • The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal
    • Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) offices
    • Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) offices
    • B.C. provincial ministries
    • Municipal police departments and community policing
    • RCMP detachments
    • Correctional Service Canada Student Manual Included