Interpreting in Court and Legal Settings (LGL001- Sept)


ONLINE:  Sept 20 – Oct 25 | Tuesdays | 5:30 pm- 8:30 pm (PST)

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.

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Course Title: Interpreting in Court and Legal Settings

Length: 50 hours – Option for Bilingual Tutorial Sessions available

Prerequisite: Interpreting in Community Settings is a prerequisite

Format: This course is now being offered online via remote classroom learning. The course is comprised of 6 sessions in an online classroom with the instructor and others students, and a series of online modules and assignments that students complete in their own time. Students have access to the online modules for 3 months from the start date of the course.

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